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Of Love, Egoism and Attachment

  “Attachment is egoism in love.” This is how Sri Aurobindo once defined attachment (The Synthesis of Yoga, CWSA, Vol. 23, p. 329). Perfect definition, if we deeply, seriously and sincerely think about it. Attachment, egoism and love — these three have an intimate connection. Let us start with the most immediate, the first circle… Continue reading Of Love, Egoism and Attachment

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

Monsoon Musings

  The Northeast Monsoon has been pouring out its gifts at the Bay of Bengal — sometimes a bit too excessively.  On this day as the rain gods seem to be taking a bit of a break, I find myself recalling and reflecting on some lines from Savitri, which I happened to read last evening. … Continue reading Monsoon Musings

Fictional Jottings · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

The Remains of the Moment

Quietly they came and took him away.  What remains are the moments, moments before and after. The images, the words spoken and unspoken, that’s all that remains. That’s everything. Yet nothing but words. Does it only feel like or was it really yesterday?  She can no longer hide herself from the truth, she has to… Continue reading The Remains of the Moment

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?