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Simplicity and Eternity of Love (Guest Post by Dilip Kumar Roy)

  “…[love] exists by itself and its movement is free and independent of the objects in which and through which it manifests. It manifests wherever it finds a possibility for manifestation, wherever there is receptivity, wherever there is some opening for it. What you call love and think of as a personal or individual thing… Continue reading Simplicity and Eternity of Love (Guest Post by Dilip Kumar Roy)

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Personal reflections

Of Homesickness, Hemant Kumar & Geeta Dutt

To see readers’ comments on this post, click HERE for its previous version. There is something about spending a few weeks in your hometown, not really doing much but just being in the home where you came of age, where you lived for about 18 years and which was always your go-to place even after… Continue reading Of Homesickness, Hemant Kumar & Geeta Dutt

Indian Religion · Personal reflections

Yellow

  Yellow, her favourite colour,  Like the golden-light of her widest smile. Hiding just enough of that slightly-chipped tooth,  Exposed in a full-hearted-laugh, in a little while.  A white-and-sea-green dress, her favourite pearls,  A head-scarf covering where silvery-grey once shone They celebrated with her, her birth and life,  This day, last year, striving that pain… Continue reading Yellow

Personal reflections · Spiritual Significance of Flowers · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Journey toward Light

Spiritual significance of the flower: Immortality; Forms are in perpetual transformation; identify yourself with the Immortal Consciousness and you will become it. Botanical name: Gomphrena globosa, Globe amaranth, Bachelor’s button   Thirteen days have passed since my last post on this blog. A life-transforming experience has happened during this time. One of the greatest, eternal truths… Continue reading Journey toward Light

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Mother India · Personal reflections

Those Quiet Memories

A new post in the series – “All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter” A quiet, lazy summer afternoon. A mother and a daughter sitting side by side on comfortable chairs. Sitting quietly. The daughter is idly browsing through some files on her cell phone, looking for nothing in particular. The mother is… Continue reading Those Quiet Memories

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When Beauty Disappeared….Partition Memories, Family Narratives

One of my favourite poems penned by legendary Amrita Pritam is the one she wrote to express her deep anguish and heart-felt pain over the bloody partition of India in 1947. The highly moving poem titled, “Aj Aakhan Waris Shah Nu…” till this day speaks of the horror that partition brought upon people of Punjab. Amrita… Continue reading When Beauty Disappeared….Partition Memories, Family Narratives