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Nine, who are One

Navaratri special post: Nine nights of the Divine Mother. Some invoke Her in nine forms and names, some in three, some in four, some innumerable.  “The One whom we adore as the Mother is the divine Conscious Force that dominates all existence, one and yet so many-sided that to follow her movement is impossible even for the quickest… Continue reading Nine, who are One

Inner View · Personal reflections · Reminders to self · Spiritual Significance of Flowers · Spirituality beyond Religion · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

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

Beauty · Guest Post · Inner View · Spiritual Significance of Flowers

Flowers, Home, Saris and More

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version.   She definitely has a way with words. Regular readers of Dagny know what an inspiring and inspired writer she is. But there is also another side to the nature of her inspiration which I have recently experienced. Her words have the ability to quieten me… Continue reading Flowers, Home, Saris and More

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Personal reflections · Spiritual Significance of Flowers

The Voice that Quietens

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version.   Sometimes all you want to do is stay. Quietly. Stay with the memories. Of that face, that smile, that voice, that presence. Because in that staying is where you find the presence alive and living. Memories make you relive the moments, again and again.… Continue reading The Voice that Quietens

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Hello, It’s a Miracle!

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. “Hello Miracle, my old friend. So good to see you! Long time, where had you been hiding?” “Hello there! I suppose I could say I was just hibernating, taking it easy, you know! How have you been? I see you look quite hale and hearty,… Continue reading Hello, It’s a Miracle!

Indian Culture · Personal reflections · Spiritual Significance of Flowers · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Mantra of Protection

To see readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. The other day when searching for something in Volume 5 of Collected Works of the Mother, the following words caught my attention: There is the purely mechanical, material prayer, with words which have been learnt and are mechanically repeated. That does not signify anything… Continue reading Mantra of Protection

Beauty · Education · Personal reflections · Spiritual Significance of Flowers

Do I Feel Rich Today?

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. Today on this World Environment Day, I certainly feel rich! I feel rich when I see the beauty and blessings of Mother Nature in my little garden. Today I remember the little sapling of Rangoon Creeper that we had planted in a little corner of… Continue reading Do I Feel Rich Today?

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That Fragrant Beauty

Click HERE for the blog’s previous version for readers’ comments. Smiling through the frame is an endearing and charming beauty, just like those fresh fragrant lilacs which always spread delight and joy. Smiling through the frame are clear and twinkling eyes, just like those tiny semi-open blossoms that will soon open and reveal their full… Continue reading That Fragrant Beauty

Satyam Shivam Sundaram · Spiritual Significance of Flowers · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Of Happenings, Harassment and Hope

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. Botanical name: Jacquemontia pentantha; Spiritual Significance: Hope, paves life’s way. Source   We have all been there. In moments (though they feel much, much longer than moments at the time) of hopelessness, feeling harassed by circumstances and happenings that feel suffocating, depressing and unbearable. We have… Continue reading Of Happenings, Harassment and Hope

Spiritual Significance of Flowers · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Douce Mère

A special post for February 21, 2104, 136th Birth Anniversary of the Mother Aditi – The Mother Aditi is the indivisible consciousness, force and Ananda of the Supreme; the Mother, its living dynamis, the supreme Love, Wisdom, Power.   Sacred Lotus, spiritual significance: Aditi-The Divine Consciousness THE MOTHER OF GOD by Sri Aurobindo   A conscious… Continue reading Douce Mère