". . . thought is a living, active, autonomous entity."
". . . in order to contend victoriously with the injurious effects of the polluted mental atmosphere in which we live, we must build up within ourselves a pure luminous and powerful intellectual synthesis."
&emdash;The Mother (CWM-2, p. 75)
This talk was given by Dr. V. Ananda Reddy at the Sri Aurobindo Institute of Education, Salt Lake City, Kolkata in 2009.
Dr. Ananda Reddy is the director of the Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research, Pondicherry. He graduated from Sri Aurobindo Centre of Education, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry in 1969. He joined Auroville in 1971 and participated in its early experiments in Integral Education.
He has traveled widely in India as well as in the USA, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Japan, Bangkok and Singapore and delivered extensive lectures and conducted workshops on the vision and work Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.