Sri M.P. Pandit

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Sri M. P. Pandit served as the personal secretary to the Mother at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and the Mother became the entire focus of his life. He studied the classical scriptures and living spiritual traditions of India, following in the footsteps of Sri Aurobindo and Sri T.V. Kapaly Sastry. His writing career spanned six decades, publishing over 150 books and many articles on subjects as diverse as philosophy, spirituality, social and political thought, science, religion, mysticism and the classical texts themselves. At the same time he became a commentator on the teachings whose powerful insights went right to depths and essence of the meaning.

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Sri Aurobindo and His Yoga by Sri M.P. Pandit.

Sri Pandit gives us an overview of Sri Aurobindo's life, his writings and his Integral Yoga. In doing so, he takes time to introduce the major principles of yoga and relates in a simple yet dynamic form the path open to the seekers of spiritual perfection.

200 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0941524256 $9.95

Upanishads: Gateways of Knowledge by Sri M.P. Pandit.

After a general overview of the Upanishads and the role they play in Indian philosophical development, Panditji provides detailed commentaries on some of the major Upanishads, such as the Isha, Kena, Taittiriya, and Brihadaranyaka, following the lead of Sri Aurobindo and Sri T.V. Kapaly Sastry. One of the finest introductions to the Upanishads anywhere.

259 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0941524442 $9.95

The Yoga of Works by Sri M.P. Pandit

In 1972 Sri M.P. Pandit gave a series of lectures at The Centre, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, South India expounding on Sri Aurobindo's The Synthesis of Yoga. This series of talks was systematically edited and published in a series of books, the first of which is this volume.

186 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0941524213 $7.95

Occult Lines Behind Life by Sri M.P. Pandit

Many things in life are inexplicable as long as one fails to see behind the surface. This world is a Cosmos, with Order and Laws maintaining that Order. Physical science is acquainted with only the external processes. There is a larger, deeper science of the Occult which gives the key to the understanding of life's mysteries.

100 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0941524353 $6.95


Readings in Savitri.

Panditji held meditation sessions in the evening at his residence for many years. The sessions would generally start with a lecture, a reading or a guided meditation theme and descend into the depths of a deep silent Force. Many of these programs were tape recorded. We have the pleasure to share some of the Readings in Savitri with you here. The files listed below are all MP3 files which can be played in Windows Media Player or other MP3 compatible players on your computer. Because they are such large files (30 megabytes or more) do not attempt this without broadband service, and even then it can take some minutes for the files to download depending on the speed of your connection.

Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol by Sri Aurobindo is a great epic poem ranging more than 800 pages in blank verse and covering the entire history and evolution of consciousness. It takes the theme of love conquering death and the final triumph of the Spirit, and the transformation of life, utilizing the story of Savitri and Satyavan from the Mahabharata.

Savitri A Survey (overview, introduction and Book I, The Symbol Dawn part 1)

Savitri: A Survey: Introduction to Savitri (Talk with multimedia presentation)

Savitri A Survey (The Symbol Dawn continued part II)

The following passages are Pandtji's readings for Book II, Canto 11 and are referred to by the pages from which the readings are taken.

NOTE: These are large files (over 30 megabytes each) and may take some time to download, even with broadband access. It is probably not practical to try to open these readings using a dial-up modem access.

Book II Canto 11 (Begun)

Book II Canto 11 (261-263)

Book II Canto 11 (263-264)

Book II Canto 11 (264-266)

Book II Canto 11 (266-267)

Book II Canto 11 (267-269)

Book II Canto 11 (269-270)

Book II Canto 11 (270-271)

Book II Canto 11 (271-272)

Book II Canto 11 (272)

Book II Canto 11 (272-276)

*all recitations, writings, audio or video by Sri M.P. Pandit are available here for personal use. . No commercial use may be made of these materials without express written permission of the owner and copyright holders.


U.S. editions of Sri M. P. Pandit's writings:

Other Books of Sri M.P. Pandit:


Recitations by Sri M.P. Pandit

Songs and Chanting by Vasanti Rao

Vasanti travelled with Sri M P Pandit to the USA in the late 1970's. A member of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Vasanti was a wonderful singer of devotional music. The file is large and should only be downloaded using broadband.

Vasanti's Concert Cultural Integration Fellowship 5/8/77.

Talks By Sri M. P. Pandit

    All of the following talks are large files of 40 megabytes or more. They should only be attempted with Broadband, and it will still take some minutes for the download to occur.

  • Mahasamadhi of The Mother: Talk at Centre, Auroville 11/29/73 on the passing of The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram on 11/17/73. (NOTE: this is an enormous file over 64 megabytes in size. it will take quite some time to download even for BROADBAND users. It is not practical for dial-up users to attempt this file.)


  • Meditation. This is an excellent introduction to the subject of meditation, systematically exploring the principles set forth by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras and their practical application to further meditation practice.


  • Pioneers of a New Age (Sri Aurobindo and The Mother) This consists of several talks on Sri Aurobindo and his mission and yoga, Sri Aurobindo and the Bhagavad Gita, and The Mother and Her Mission

*Pioneers of Consciousness (Talk with Multimedia Presentation): Pioneers of Consciousness is a talk about Sri Aurobindo and The Mother by MP Pandit. It explores Sri Aurobindo's writings on Integral Yoga, as well as features the lives of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, and Sri Aurobindo's writings on the Bhagavad Gita. MP Pandit reads from writings of The Mother about herself, the ashram and Auroville; reads from writings of Sri Aurobindo on The Mother and also reads from The Mother's writings about Sri Aurobindo. This remarkable offering comes from and has background enhancement by Living Light Productions. MP Pandit's voice is clear and powerful in relaying the writings, message, philosophy and vision of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.

*The Psychic Being: (Talk with Multimedia Presentation): "MP Pandit - The Psychic Being" comes from a talk given on the 5th of July, 1972 at Pandit's residence in Pondicherry, India as part of an onging series on Sri Aurobindo’s Synthesis of Yoga. In this talk Pandit sheds light on how the Psychic Being works to lead an individual soul's evolutionary progression, as well as how the Psychic Presence works to lead the evolution of the whole of existence. Background enhancement by Living Light Productions consists of photos of flowers.

*Withdrawal of the Mother (with photo exhibition of the Mother)


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