We are guided by the vision of Sri Aurobindo who on many occasions pronounced the importance of India and her relevance to the world:
“I have always held and said that India was arising, not to serve her own material interests only, to achieve expansion, greatness, power and prosperity,—though these too she must not neglect, —and certainly not like others to acquire domination of other peoples, but to live also for God and the world as a helper and leader of the whole human race. Those aims and ideals were in their natural order these: a revolution which would achieve India’s freedom and her unity; the resurgence and liberation of Asia and her return to the great role which she had played in the progress of human civilisation; the rise of a new, a greater, brighter and nobler life for mankind which for its entire realisation would rest outwardly on an international unification of the separate existence of the peoples, preserving and securing their national life but drawing them together into an overriding and consummating oneness; the gift by India of her spiritual knowledge and her means for the spiritualisation of life to the whole race; finally, a new step in the evolution which, by uplifting the consciousness to a higher level, would begin the solution of the many problems of existence which have perplexed and vexed humanity, since men began to think and to dream of individual perfection and a perfect society.” (CWSA 36: 475)
Prof. V. Madhusudan Reddy an ardent devotee and a dedicated scholar of the works of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo started many educational projects in and around Hyderabad with the blessings and sanction of the Mother. One such project sanctioned was “The University of Tomorrow”. Though this concept is yet to take shape, his son Dr. V.Ananda Reddy planned to start its research wing in Pondicherry. It is with this purpose that Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research was established as a Trust in 1998.
Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research (SACAR), is a not for profit charitable trust established in Pondicherry in 1998. SACAR has for its objective an in-depth study of and research into the thought and vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and relate it to the present and future of India in particular, and the world in general. We encourage study of all allied thought and perspectives from other visionaries from different cultures with an objective to offer a synthetic view of the future. SACAR is a centre of research and learning dedicated to acquiring and implementing in all areas a new and broader perspective on human life.
1.Facilitating Online Courses in Sri Aurobindo Studies
2.Organising Workshops and Seminars based on Sri Aurobindo’s thought and vision
3.Publishing books researched on Sri Aurobindo’s thought.
4.Publish two Quarterly e-journals: “New Race” and “Sri Aurobindo Darshan”.
5.Maintaining an Audio-Video library on the deliberations on the Works of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
6.Outreach Programmes on Sri Aurobindo’s major works.
7.Organise monthly “Living Within” study camps exploring the works and thought of Sri Aurobindo.
8.Facilitate “Intensive Research in Sri Aurobindo’s Major Works” – A study on-campus programme.