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Although commonly considered a Hindu preceptor and yogī, Sri Aurobindo (Aurobindo Ghose, 1872-1950) made it clear that his path of yoga did not belong to the Hindu religion or any other religion (Sri Aurobindo, 1997ff., vol. XXXV, 701). Decades before “spiritual but not religious” became a catchphrase, he distinguished “spiritual…

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Peter Heehs, “Aurobindo”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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