Inner View · Satyam Shivam Sundaram · Spirituality beyond Religion · When a Picture Leads · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Of Art, Love and Creation

It was one of those afternoons when you simply don’t feel like doing anything. All you want to do is just be. On one such afternoon, I lazily walked around my home with no purpose or aim in mind, nothing to organize, nothing to sort, nothing to do except just be. My eyes wandered around… Continue reading Of Art, Love and Creation

Indian Culture · Indian Religion · When a Picture Leads

Stone Worshipers

Sometimes when you are browsing through the photo folder on your computer, you come across some old photograph which takes you on a little meditation of sorts. Bringing you to an insight, an understanding or a realization perhaps, but more like a remembrance of something. Something you had read long time ago. Something you thought you… Continue reading Stone Worshipers

Beauty · Satyam Shivam Sundaram · Spirituality beyond Religion

When Art Opens toward Ananda

A new post in the series – Satyam Shivam Sundaram A series featuring inspiring words from various sources, words that speak of timeless truths, words that remind me of the deeper and hidden truth behind surface events and phenomena, words that shine light when all seems dark, words that are just what I need –… Continue reading When Art Opens toward Ananda

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

Inner View · Spirituality beyond Religion · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Cook Pray Love: A Remembrance

 A new post in the series – When a Picture Leads She would recite, in a very soothing low voice, almost inaudible, one of her bhajans whenever she was cooking. Or she would be doing her regular japa as she worked in her simple kitchen in her modest home in the city. Her food tasted heavenly, perhaps… Continue reading Cook Pray Love: A Remembrance

Indian Culture · Mother India · Spirituality beyond Religion · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Raising the Discourse

Readers’ comments on this post can be read by clicking HERE to see the blog’s previous version. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recently completed visit to the United States created a great deal of excitement among Indian-Americans, as well as among many other sections of both the Indian and American establishments including government, business, media and… Continue reading Raising the Discourse

Personal reflections · Reminders to self · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Beads that Matter

A new post in the series – Reminders to self I discovered a beautiful article yesterday on my daily digest from  Something about the piece stayed with me for a long time, including the title itself, Beauty and The Dumpster. I share below the last two paragraphs from the article, the essence of the… Continue reading Beads that Matter

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

An Extraordinary Moment

For readers’ comments, please click HERE for its previous version. August 2012. I stood there. In awe. In front of That. Couldn’t move my eyes off That. And in a few seconds it happened. The tears started flowing. Tears that must flow when your heart is so full, so very full that it just doesn’t… Continue reading An Extraordinary Moment

Education · Mother India

N is for Near, From Near to Far (Third Principle of True Teaching)

The third principle of true teaching, according to Sri Aurobindo is – “from near to far, from that which is to that which shall be.” This is, in fact, a profound truth of life and nature hidden in a simple phrase. Why should we go from near to far? That is the only way we… Continue reading N is for Near, From Near to Far (Third Principle of True Teaching)