"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Indian Culture · Indian Religion

Voice of the God…प्रभु अपने मुख से गायी…

On the occasion of Ram Navmi (re-sharing an old post)   Ram – just the name calms one down. Soothes the nerves and brings tranquility. Imagine what love for Ram can bring to his bhaktas! There are many reasons to love Ram! Every Ram-bhakt has his or her own special connection with some special aspect… Continue reading Voice of the God…प्रभु अपने मुख से गायी…

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Indian Culture · Indian Religion · Spirituality beyond Religion

हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर…On Hindi Day

कभी कभी जब मन कुछ विचलित सा होता है तो व्यक्ति कई उपाय खोजता है मन को स्थिर करने के लिए। ऐसा ही एक उपाय खोजते खोजते आज मैं अपने इस ब्लॉग पर एक वर्ष पूर्व की आज ही के दिन, अर्थात हिंदी दिवस के दिन की, प्रस्तुति तक पहुँच गई। उसे पढ़ा, उसके मूल सार पर, मुख्य भाव पर कुछ… Continue reading हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर…On Hindi Day

Films · Indian Culture · Inner View · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Of Artist’s Ego, Art for Art’s Sake, Consciousness and More (a non-review of Katyar Kaljat Ghusali)

A couple of weeks ago I watched a Marathi film (with English subtitles as I don’t know Marathi) titled, Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (translated, A dagger through the heart). Before watching the film, I didn’t know much about the plot nor had I read any reviews (as per my normal habit), except that I had seen some youtube clips… Continue reading Of Artist’s Ego, Art for Art’s Sake, Consciousness and More (a non-review of Katyar Kaljat Ghusali)

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Indian Culture · Indian Religion

सुमिरन कर ले मेरे मना…

आज, १४ सितम्बर, हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर एक विशेष प्रस्तुति   चित्रकार: बिंदु पोपली संगीत जब उपासना की ओर ले जाए…कल सुबह के कुछ पल ऐसे ही थे… एक दिव्य अनुभूति थी जब गुरु नानक के भक्ति-भाव से भरे शब्द पंडित जसराज के भावपूर्ण सुरों में और डॉ एल सुब्रमण्यम के मनमोहक वॉयलिन की तारों… Continue reading सुमिरन कर ले मेरे मना…

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

Two Lazy Mornings and A Way to Be More Conscious

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. Photo by Narayan Dravid On a lazy morning last week I felt this deep urge to listen to some music of the legendary Ustad Amir Khan. After quickly going through a small list, I zeroed in on two pieces — one Rāg Malkauns and one Rāg… Continue reading Two Lazy Mornings and A Way to Be More Conscious

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

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

His Excellency, Stop – No Eating Here!

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. Wondering about the title of this post: “His Excellency, Stop – No Eating Here!”? This message was conveyed by none other than the great Santoor Maestro Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma at a special concert held in Pondicherry in March 2014. And this message was conveyed… Continue reading His Excellency, Stop – No Eating Here!

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

In Praise of Form

What is in a Form? Everything. If we could only develop that vision which sees the Form as a manifestation of the Spirit Within. It is the Consciousness that creates the Form. As grows the Consciousness, so evolves the Form. Must learn to identify with the Eternal Spirit within; the Form is temporal and must… Continue reading In Praise of Form