Let us accept it. We all have this problem, this difficulty, this shortcoming, this imperfection. This hunger for praise by others. It is one of the most serious difficulties or imperfections we come across when we walk the path of becoming self-aware, especially becoming aware of the nature of this part of our being called… Continue reading Agni, a Cure for the Hunger for Praise
New post in the series Satyam Shivam Sundaram Light, More Light Diwali, the day we invoke and worship the Mother, some as Ma Lakshmi, others as Ma Kali. Diwali, the day we remind ourselves, once again, to turn toward the Light, to remove the darkness and dullness within. Diwali, the day, we recall and rekindle,… Continue reading A Diwali Prayer
As the Northeast monsoon meets the Bay of Bengal, the rain gods have been showering upon us their bounty, sometimes a bit too excessively. But that’s life, the good and the bad often come together. Though at the time we can’t see the good in what appears as the bad. Or vice versa.… Continue reading Be Still, My Heart…
“Commercialism is a modern sociological phenomenon; one might almost say, that is the whole phenomenon of modern society.” (Sri Aurobindo, CWSA, vol 25, p. 485) We live in an age dictated by commerce, flashy commercials, and consumerist mindset. Companies are busy not only producing and selling products but also producing and selling desires. And so… Continue reading Saying No to Modern Indian Dream?
Read and contemplated upon a beautiful aphorism from Sri Aurobindo yesterday. This is my prayer and invocation for this special day of Diwali. May this Festival of Lights bestow upon the humanity a vision to see a bit more deeply, a bit more highly, a bit more widely. “When I look back on my… Continue reading From Darkness to Light
Diwali spirit continues…. An alternative title to this post could have been: How to have an Enlightening Diwali – in Three Easy Steps Step 1: Light a diya or a candle in a quiet spot. Step 2: Light up the mind with a poem titled Diwali by Vikram Seth. So… Continue reading Diwali with a Modern Indian Poet and a Legendary Indian Musician
Deepavali spirit continues…with the series, Reminders to self Photo source Concentrate on a newly lit incense stick. It becomes deeply fascinating and delightful to notice that amidst the initial wanderings of what could be called its “visible fragrance”, there soon emerges a purposeful voyage for its light and fragrance. What is it that this… Continue reading Light an Incense
….it’s We Who Have Gone Out for a Walk.” The above quote from Miester Eckhart came to my attention just at an appropriate time. Deepavali or Diwali is just around the corner. The festival of Lights. And like in almost all Indian homes there is some activity going on at my home too. After taking stock… Continue reading “God is at Home….