Matthijs Cornelissen
last revision: 26 September 2023

For references to the writings of Sri Aurobindo, see the list of abbreviations in Appendix 4-1

NB. As of now, the following is no more than a repository for some of the references. The entire text is still to be checked and this list is still to be completed.

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