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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 “spirituality” fr…

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Heehs, Peter, “Aurobindo”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 26 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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