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Surrender to the Guru

Every time I find myself getting somewhat lost or scattered in the multiplicity of noises coming from here and there, I feel this deep need to go back to the basics, I mean the most basic fundamentals of the path I aspire to pursue. This is one of the ways I have discovered which helps me to re-gain my inner poise,… Continue reading Surrender to the Guru

Indian Culture · Inner View · Mother India · Reminders to self · Satyam Shivam Sundaram · Spirituality beyond Religion · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Of Knots and Freedom

A special post for the special occasion of August 15, the birthday of Sri Aurobindo (15 August, 1872- 5 December, 1950) as well as the Indian Independence day.  A day meant to celebrate the spirit of freedom. The truer, inner freedom. A post that hopes to remind us of the various knots we tie around and within… Continue reading Of Knots and Freedom

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Undo

This is the 300th post for this blog. No celebratory or self-congratulatory words, no ‘looking back’ type of thing, no chalking out of something new for the next hundred.  Only a reminder to un-do some things. Things that I carry within, things that become unwanted veils inside giving me a murky reflection of my many selves. Things that end up becoming burdens,… Continue reading Undo

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Quit Wallowing in the Mud

  Anytime anything goes wrong with our petty little lives, our immediate reaction is to blame someone else. That person didn’t do what he or she should have done. He or she did this wrong toward me. They are the ones who did this to me. Or we blame something. Circumstances. Life. God. We begin to… Continue reading Quit Wallowing in the Mud

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Did I miss a birthday?

I almost missed my blog’s birthday. It was quite late in the evening that I remembered that my blog completed three years yesterday. Not only that, I remembered this morning that earlier this month Matriwords our research blog also had its first birthday.  How to mark this special occasion of two birthdays in a month? Well, simply by… Continue reading Did I miss a birthday?

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She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

    Remember the game you played as a teenager? He/she loves me, he/she loves me not.  Well, it seems to me that in some ways we don’t really outgrow the silly game. In our not-so-poised moments, we may find ourselves second-guessing the love the ‘others’ in our lives may have for us. On some level,… Continue reading She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

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Forgetting and Remembering

A new post in the series – Reminders to self Sometimes going through one’s old writings, journals, diaries can be an incredibly learning experience. It makes one recall and perhaps even renew for oneself the insight, the wisdom of the moment that had expressed itself in those words from years ago. Often there is a… Continue reading Forgetting and Remembering

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Buy Less, Be an Environmentalist

To see readers’ comments, please click HERE for the blog’s previous version.   June 5, World Environment Day Some people plant trees in their neighbourhoods. Some people go on nature walks. Some people clean up the local rivers and lakes. Some people start a campaign to make their cities greener. All noble efforts, all important… Continue reading Buy Less, Be an Environmentalist

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Managing the Noises

A new post in the series – Reminders to self Always good to start with examples. 1. A wanna-be-in-news-for-a-day politican makes a comment about the slavish mentality of a political party, by giving an example that in all honesty is not far from one of the many uncomfortable truths of our larger society. Now he… Continue reading Managing the Noises