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
I admit it. Patience is not something that comes easily to me. No, I should be more honest. I am quite impatient. But I value very much the quality of patience and would like to become more patient. Ever since moving into this house two and a half years ago, I have found a very… Continue reading A Fragrant Lesson in Patience
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?
Today this blog completes six months. Today is the day to express Immense Gratitude: To the Divine Mother whose Presence and Words are the inspiration for this blog. To the Divine Master whose Guidance and Grace are the force behind this blog. To all those regions from where the ideas and thoughts and feelings come.… Continue reading Gratitude
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
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?
For readers’ comments, click HERE to see the previous version of this blog. About eleven years ago when I was in the thick of my non-resident-Indian experience I had written something about what home means when one is living between two cultural spaces. The essay was based on an analysis of voices of a… Continue reading Of Home and Blooms
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
“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
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