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ऋतश्री, the True Beauty – Prayer

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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…

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ऋतश्री, the True Beauty – Simplicity

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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…

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“A nexus between the physical and supraphysical”

“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”

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Video: “By Light We Live…”

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

Video by Suhas Mehra

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.

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ऋतश्री, the True Beauty – Protection

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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…

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Of Mediocrity, Beauty and Ugliness

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

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Unselfishness and Selflessness

Words so deeply inspiring, bringing so much clarity, so much wisdom…you can’t just read them once, twice or thrice. You have to read them again, and then again after a few days, and then again after a few weeks or months, and of course you must read them again after a few years. This is… Continue reading Unselfishness and Selflessness

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ऋतश्री, the True Beauty – Dawn

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This third part of the series ‘ऋतश्री – the True Beauty,’ explores the theme – Dawn. The following lines from Sri Aurobindo, taken from his commentary on the opening section of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, describe perfectly the deeper symbolism of Dawn for an aspirant on the path of Light. “…as day…

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ऋतश्री, the True Beauty – Attachment

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In this second part of the series ‘ऋतश्री – the True Beauty,’ the theme we explore is – Attachment. The coming of new year brings with it a time to rekindle one’s innermost aspiration, to make renewed efforts with greater sincerity and a more complete surrender. It is also a time…

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ऋतश्री, the True Beauty – Aspiration

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This new photo-feature series titled ‘ऋतश्री – the True Beauty’ will present selected words from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother around a specific theme. The themes chosen under this series will speak of a few aspects concerning the inner journey and the path. It is in the Light of these words…

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Of Ram and Ramlīla

“It is a singular and as yet unexplained phenomenon in the psychology of mankind that out of so many magnificent civilisations, so many powerful, cultured and vigorous nations and empires whose names and deeds crowd the pages of history, only a select few have been able to develop a thoroughly original and self-revealing literature. Still… Continue reading Of Ram and Ramlīla

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Prayer, On My Mind, In My Heart

  In the spirit of Navaratri…   “The efficacy of prayer is often doubted and prayer itself supposed to be a thing irrational and necessarily superfluous and ineffective. It is true that the universal will executes always its aim and cannot be deflected by egoistic propitiation and entreaty, it is true of the Transcendent who… Continue reading Prayer, On My Mind, In My Heart