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

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

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

Simplicity, Sincerity and Spontaneity

“One must be spontaneous in order to be divine. One must be perfectly simple in order to be spontaneous. One must be absolutely sincere in order to be perfectly simple. To be absolutely sincere is not to have any division, any contradiction in one’s being.”  (The Mother) Spontaneous Aspiration of Nature towards the Divine: Wide open,… Continue reading Simplicity, Sincerity and Spontaneity