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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

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Eliminating or Harmonizing?

For readers’ comments, please click here for the previous version of this blog. “Just take the whole thing out,” my husband said. “No!” I almost yelled. “It will be easier that way, it is getting too messy.” “But I like it very much, I like the other one too.” We were talking about the two much-over-grown… Continue reading Eliminating or Harmonizing?

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Remembering The Mother

Celebrating Navratri…. Aditi – The Mother. Aditi is the indivisible consciousness, force and Ananda of the Supreme; the Mother, its living dynamis, the supreme Love, Wisdom, Power. ~ Sri Aurobindo White Lotus, Nelumbo nucifera ‘Alba’; Spiritual Significance: Aditi-the Divine Consciousness; Pure, immaculate, gloriously powerful. What better way to start this special time of the year, this season of… Continue reading Remembering The Mother

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

Giving Up…Letting Go…How?

As a new month approaches, pondering on a perennial question becomes stronger… Can one really let go? Giving up of objects or possessions is meaningless if we can’t let go of the attachment to what those objects or possessions represent. Perhaps we suffer because we are attached to not merely an object itself but to… Continue reading Giving Up…Letting Go…How?

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Of Tears, Bubbles, Drops, and the Mighty Sea: Reflections on Surrender

A revised form of this post was re-published as an article in Next Future Click here to read the revised article.   “True Surrender enlarges you; it increases your capacity; it gives you a greater measure in quality and in quantity which you could not have had by yourself. This new greater measure of quality… Continue reading Of Tears, Bubbles, Drops, and the Mighty Sea: Reflections on Surrender

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Simplicity, Sincerity and Spontaneity

“One must be spontaneous in order to be divine. One must be perfectly simple in order to be spontaneous. One must be absolutely sincere in order to be perfectly simple. To be absolutely sincere is not to have any division, any contradiction in one’s being.”  (The Mother) Spontaneous Aspiration of Nature towards the Divine: Wide open,… Continue reading Simplicity, Sincerity and Spontaneity

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Prayer, Aspiration and Faith

Bamboo branches and palm leaves swaying gently in the tropical breeze outside… the sounds of the dancing branches naturally mingling with the chirping sounds of some birds, an occasional hiss from some insect in the garden, and the soothing sound from a very special wind-chime near the window… Can this spot near my bedroom window… Continue reading Prayer, Aspiration and Faith