Personal reflections · Reminders to self · Spiritual Significance of Flowers

Eliminating or Harmonizing?

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?

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

In Praise of Anjaniputra

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

Inner View · Reminders to self

Light an Incense

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

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

Prayer, On My Mind, In My Heart

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

Inner View · Personal reflections · Spiritual Significance of Flowers · Spirituality beyond Religion · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Of Tears, Bubbles, Drops, and the Mighty Sea: Reflections on Surrender

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

Reminders to self

That Deep Pink Flower on the Roadside

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

Indian Culture · Indian Religion · Personal reflections · Spiritual Significance of Flowers · Spirituality beyond Religion · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Prayer, Aspiration and Faith

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