Inner View · Spirituality beyond Religion

Eastern Light

To see readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. Photo by Hengki Koentjoro, sourced from here   There is a certain mystical quality to the above picture, something about this skyline of grand temples and pagodas that seem to be reaching up to the infinite heavens above. A few more silent minutes of contemplation reveals that… Continue reading Eastern Light

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

Beauty in Opposites

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. Sometimes you find beauty and meaning when you come across two absolutely contradictory things. Like this ghazal by Ghalib, in the young voice of Jagjit Singh from late 1960s. The feeling of Hopelessness, Lost-in-the-World is wonderfully expressed through the words as well as the singing.… Continue reading Beauty in Opposites

Beauty · Indian Religion · Mother India · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Faith Lives and Breathes through Images

“India must find back and manifest her soul.” ~ The Mother Some years ago in a bookstore in a small university town in the US, I came across a beautiful picture book which I had to immediately buy. The book titled Living Faith: Windows into the Sacred Life of India is a collection of photographs taken… Continue reading Faith Lives and Breathes through Images

Inner View · Satyam Shivam Sundaram · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

From Darkness to Light

Read and contemplated upon a beautiful aphorism from Sri Aurobindo yesterday. This is my prayer and invocation for this special day of Diwali.   May this Festival of Lights bestow upon the humanity a vision to see a bit more deeply, a bit more highly, a bit more widely. “When I look back on my… Continue reading From Darkness to Light

Beauty · Education · Satyam Shivam Sundaram · When a Picture Leads · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Do Not Imitate

To see readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. There are times when all you need to do is stop trying. Stop trying to know, understand, explain, decipher, imagine, make sense of, struggle. You don’t need to.   These are times when you just need to be ready. Ready to be in the… Continue reading Do Not Imitate