Beauty · Inner View · Reminders to self · Satyam Shivam Sundaram · Spirituality beyond Religion · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

ऋतश्री, the True Beauty – Simplicity

Originally posted on matriwords:
For this edition of ऋतश्री we take up the theme Simplicity. The Mother once said: “Spirituality is supreme?simplicity. ” (CWM, 14:151) And yet we keep on complicating it all. Why? Because we lack true spontaneity, true sincerity. And because we allow the extremely limited capacity of this instrument called mind which…

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

Of Ram and Ramlīla

“It is a singular and as yet unexplained phenomenon in the psychology of mankind that out of so many magnificent civilisations, so many powerful, cultured and vigorous nations and empires whose names and deeds crowd the pages of history, only a select few have been able to develop a thoroughly original and self-revealing literature. Still… Continue reading Of Ram and Ramlīla

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

Love and Nature

“Love of Nature is usually the sign of a pure and healthy being uncorrupted by modern civilisation. It is in the silence of a peaceful mind that one can best commune with Nature.” (The Mother, CWM 16: 401) What is Nature? When this question was once asked of the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, she… Continue reading Love and Nature

Guest Post · Inner View · Personal reflections · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

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)

Films · Inner View · Personal reflections

Filmy Musings: Amar Prem (and a painting at home)

  I have this lovely, vibrant, colourful painting at my home. This water colour titled “Love Blooms” is done by my sister. It looks exquisite in a white simple frame, and comes with its pair titled “Samadhi.” The other day I was dusting in the room where these two paintings are, and as I reached… Continue reading Filmy Musings: Amar Prem (and a painting at home)

Inner View · Personal reflections · Reminders to self · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Of Love, Egoism and Attachment

  “Attachment is egoism in love.” This is how Sri Aurobindo once defined attachment (The Synthesis of Yoga, CWSA, Vol. 23, p. 329). Perfect definition, if we deeply, seriously and sincerely think about it. Attachment, egoism and love — these three have an intimate connection. Let us start with the most immediate, the first circle… Continue reading Of Love, Egoism and Attachment

Inner View · Satyam Shivam Sundaram · Spirituality beyond Religion · When a Picture Leads · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Of Art, Love and Creation

It was one of those afternoons when you simply don’t feel like doing anything. All you want to do is just be. On one such afternoon, I lazily walked around my home with no purpose or aim in mind, nothing to organize, nothing to sort, nothing to do except just be. My eyes wandered around… Continue reading Of Art, Love and Creation

Indian Culture · Indian Religion · Inner View · Personal reflections

“Nobody can take Him away!”

      Yes, nobody can take Him away. Nobody. “वो यहाँ से जाने वाले नहीं…हम उन्हें जाने ही नहीं देंगे…उन्हें यहाँ से कोई नहीं ले जा सकता है…” (He is not the one to go from here…we won’t let Him go. Nobody can take Him away.) This was declared softly and simply by Maniram,… Continue reading “Nobody can take Him away!”

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The Love of the Gopis

A special post on Krishna Janmashtami Since times immemorial, Sri Krishna and His Lila remain a captivating source of inspiration for painters, sculptors, poets, musicians, dancers, storytellers and all types of classical, folk, traditional and contemporary artists in India. Krishna as balgopal stealing butter, his childhood antics and pranks, his acts of remarkable and extraordinary valour and courage,… Continue reading The Love of the Gopis

Reminders to self · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

    Remember the game you played as a teenager? He/she loves me, he/she loves me not.  Well, it seems to me that in some ways we don’t really outgrow the silly game. In our not-so-poised moments, we may find ourselves second-guessing the love the ‘others’ in our lives may have for us. On some level,… Continue reading She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not