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

Love and Nature

“Love of Nature is usually the sign of a pure and healthy being uncorrupted by modern civilisation. It is in the silence of a peaceful mind that one can best commune with Nature.” (The Mother, CWM 16: 401) What is Nature? When this question was once asked of the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, she… Continue reading Love and Nature

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

Of Flowers, Opening and Receptivity

It has been about 13 years. And I still remember that late afternoon as if it was yesterday. While walking home from the place where I worked at the time, I came across an amazing little beautiful flower, deep pink in colour. It looked like some wildflower or some that we normally refer to as… Continue reading Of Flowers, Opening and Receptivity

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

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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

  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 down, making me ready to discover that deep and calm… Continue reading Flowers, Home, Saris and More

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 Dailygood.org  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

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Beauty · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

An Old Song and the Greatness of Indian Sculpture

Ellora caves, Photo by Suhas Mehra   Sometimes channel surfing on TV actually does yield some good results. Like that afternoon in Delhi, while passing an idle hour and randomly clicking buttons on the TV remote I came across a song I had almost forgotten. And this is a song I used to very much… Continue reading An Old Song and the Greatness of Indian Sculpture