I had written a story on January 19, 2015 – twenty-five years after that dreadful date of January 19, 1990. And put it on my blog a day later, January 20th. A few months later, I sent it out to an online literary magazine which I used to read during those days. They liked the… Continue reading Revisiting an Old Story from Seven Years Back
A humble offering on the Mother’s 144th birthday, February 21, 2022 The Mother of God A conscious and eternal Power is here Behind unhappiness and mortal birth And the error of Thought and blundering trudge of Time. The Mother of God, his sister and his spouse, Daughter of his wisdom, of his might the mate,… Continue reading The Mother of God – A Poem by Sri Aurobindo
A new year offering… All from his stillness came as grows a tree;He is our seed and core, our head and base.All light is but a flash from his closed eyes:An all-wise Truth is mystic in his heart,The omniscient Ray is shut behind his lids:He is the Wisdom that comes not by thought,His wordless silence… Continue reading Because Thou Art (Video)
I recently had the opportunity to curate December 2021 issue of Sri Aurobindo’s Action Journal dedicated to the theme of Nature. To be more specific, I was guided primarily by the idea of love for Nature, a love for Mother Earth. After much reading and reflecting, I finalised on a diversity of selections from various… Continue reading The Tree is in the Lord
Originally posted on matriwords: The theme for this edition of ऋतश्री is – Prayer. Prayer is one of the most common practices we have to connect with the Divine, to establish a relation with the Divine. Whether it is for a small personal, material object or some larger and less self-centered one, most of us…
Originally posted on matriwords: For this edition of ऋतश्री we take up the theme Simplicity. The Mother once said: “Spirituality is supreme?simplicity. ” (CWM, 14:151) And yet we keep on complicating it all. Why? Because we lack true spontaneity, true sincerity. And because we allow the extremely limited capacity of this instrument called mind which…
“The image to the Hindu is a physical symbol and support of the supraphysical; it is a basis for the meeting between the embodied mind and sense of man and the supraphysical power, force or presence which he worships and with which he wishes to communicate. But the average European has small faith in disembodied… Continue reading “A nexus between the physical and supraphysical”
Light heals. Dawn is an assurance that Light is right behind. Dawn reminds us to turn our gaze towards the Light, because the Night will soon end. Dawn is a promise of a forward movement…towards Light, Hope, Beauty and Truth.
“…as day is the symbol of a time of activity, night of a time of inactivity, so dawn images the imperfect but pregnant beginnings of regular cosmic action; it is the Being’s movement forward, it is its impulse to look out at the universe in which it finds itself and looking towards it, to yearn, to desire to enter upon possession of a world which looks so bright because of the brightness of the gaze that is turned upon it.” (Sri Aurobindo, CWSA, 18: 278)
Offered with a prayer for Light, Love, Peace and Healing
About the video: One morning bright and early, just when the Sun was about to rise, he ran up the stairs to our rooftop and fixed his camera on a tripod to catch those glorious moments when night was about to transformed into dawn. About an hour of video footage condensed into a short timelapse Sunrise is the result.
Originally posted on matriwords: Today we explore the theme — Protection. Divine always protects. But we have to become worthy of that divine protection. We have to protect that tiny flame of aspiration that burns within. We have to be vigilant and be on our guard against all sorts of forces that seek to deviate…
Sometime back when going through some old notes and writings, I came across a rather interesting quote from the painter Paul Gauguin. It was one of those things that you just can’t keep to yourself, so I am sharing it on my blog. “There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the… Continue reading Of Mediocrity, Beauty and Ugliness