For readers’ comments, please click here for the previous version of this blog. “Just take the whole thing out,” my husband said. “No!” I almost yelled. “It will be easier that way, it is getting too messy.” “But I like it very much, I like the other one too.” We were talking about the two much-over-grown… Continue reading Eliminating or Harmonizing?
To read readers’ comments on the previous ‘blogger’ version of this post, click here. “…when one speaks of Hanuman, this represents the evolutionary man, and Rama is the involutionary being, the one who comes from above…The evolutionary being is the one that’s the continuation of the animals, and the other is a being from higher… Continue reading In Praise of Anjaniputra
A new post in the series: A Poem and A Song – X: A Series to Celebrate Art in All Forms It is actually quite amazing when you find the same thought being expressed through a picture, a poem, a song, or even a gesture. Perhaps it happens because the thought has sunk deep… Continue reading Fly Away
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 humble… Continue reading Light an Incense
To see readers’ comments, click HERE for the previous version of the blog. Navratri spirit continues… …With a Prayer for Vijayadashmi A few years ago I had read an essay titled “How to Call and Pray”, in which the author Jugal Kishore Mukherjee speaks of the seven elements of a sincere prayer: Goal, Insight,… Continue reading Prayer, On My Mind, In My Heart
Artist: Prince Chand I still remember the first time I heard the poem titled “Who” by Sri Aurobindo. It was being recited by someone at a public function. The immensity of what I felt at the moment can’t be described in words. Since then I have read this poem so many times and every time… Continue reading Who is that Presence?
Dream by M.A.R. Chughtai How does one write anything about a piece of art like this? It captures the essence of love between a lover and beloved, between two souls merging to become one, become earth and sky, become Radha and Krishna. No words are necessary. Only a feeling. Or if you must have… Continue reading Reckless Lovers
A revised form of this post was re-published as an article in Next Future Click here to read the revised article. “True Surrender enlarges you; it increases your capacity; it gives you a greater measure in quality and in quantity which you could not have had by yourself. This new greater measure of quality… Continue reading Of Tears, Bubbles, Drops, and the Mighty Sea: Reflections on Surrender
For readers’ comments, please click here for the previous version of this blog. Some images, some memories always remain fresh. And the insights gained and lessons learned from them become even more relevant now more than ever. Like this one from October 3, 2007. On that particular day, late afternoon while walking home I saw this… Continue reading That Deep Pink Flower on the Roadside
Bamboo branches and palm leaves swaying gently in the tropical breeze outside… the sounds of the dancing branches naturally mingling with the chirping sounds of some birds, an occasional hiss from some insect in the garden, and the soothing sound from a very special wind-chime near the window… Can this spot near my bedroom window… Continue reading Prayer, Aspiration and Faith