Photographer:Sajju | Celebrating Hu Hsu Photographer:Sajju | Painting of Hu Hsu in the original paper of 1967 Photographer:Sajju | Tenzing Jhangchup Photographer:Sajju | Pierre after the interview Photographer:Sajju | Picture of Hu Hsu Photographer:Sajju | Original paint brushes belonged to Hu Hsu
27 Oct / 2010Program by:

In Memory of Hu Hsu

On the occasion of Hu Hsu’s centenary year and 101st Birth Anniversary, a group of young people from Auroville and the Ashram organised an exhibition of his paintings, which was generously hosted by the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture. On his birthday, friends and admirers gathered to share memories. One of Hu Hsu’s poems was read out, traditional music played live and Chinese tea was served. Hu Hsu, the Chinese disciple of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo lived in the Ashram between 1951 and 1978. Mother described him as "a scholar who was at once an artist and a yogi". During his 27 years stay in the ashram he translated among other works, Sri Aurobindo’s Life Divine, the Synthesis of Yoga and many more into Chinese including the Bhagavat Gita and the Upanishads.

In 1978 Hu Hsu returned to China and associated with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. There he shared his vast erudition and knowledge with a small group of people who have till date carried out his work in Beijing and published his Collected Works in 2006. "We believe that his translations will play an important role in the future by offering to the 1.5 billion Chinese speaking peoples of this world a new light and knowledge – the vision and dream of a divine life" says one of the organisers.
"Let the eternal Light dawn on the eastern horizon". This was the message given by the Mother for the opening of the Sri Aurobindo Philosophical Centre, Hong Kong in 1954. We have the feeling that her vision is now manifesting before our eyes!


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