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…
Click HERE for previous version of this blog if you wish to read Readers’ comments. Readers may recall an earlier post in which I had spoken of my ongoing effort to facilitate some kind of peaceful co-existence between two pushy creepers in my garden fighting over space. I figured it is now time to update… Continue reading So Far So Good….
Source I have been away for months. Time now to face the empty home. Without her. Alone after half a century, with lifetime of memories. The walls, the rooms shall speak loudly of last year, of her battle with the disease and her going. Sadness, anxiety, pain, worry, fear… yes, all these but… Continue reading Slowly, with Time
A special post for February 21, 2104, 136th Birth Anniversary of the Mother Aditi – The Mother Aditi is the indivisible consciousness, force and Ananda of the Supreme; the Mother, its living dynamis, the supreme Love, Wisdom, Power. Sacred Lotus, spiritual significance: Aditi-The Divine Consciousness THE MOTHER OF GOD by Sri Aurobindo A conscious… Continue reading Douce Mère
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 the picture also speaks of a sense of deep awareness that the… Continue reading Eastern Light
“…when one speaks of Hanuman, this represents the evolutionary man, and Rama is the involutionary being, the one who comes from above…The evolutionary being is the one that’s the continuation of the animals, and the other is a being from higher worlds who, when the earth was formed, materialised itself upon earth—it does not… Continue reading In Praise of Anjaniputra
What a strange and difficult year it has been! On so many fronts, in so many ways. So many struggles, so many conflicts, so much uncertainty…and yet something deeper and higher kept guiding, showing the light, and holding the hand whenever required. Pain was immense, and yet Peace kept afloat in the middle of that… Continue reading New Beginnings
Celebrating Navratri…. Aditi – The Mother. Aditi is the indivisible consciousness, force and Ananda of the Supreme; the Mother, its living dynamis, the supreme Love, Wisdom, Power. ~ Sri Aurobindo White Lotus, Nelumbo nucifera ‘Alba’; Spiritual Significance: Aditi-the Divine Consciousness; Pure, immaculate, gloriously powerful. What better way to start this special time of the year, this season of… Continue reading Remembering The Mother
Artist: Prince Chand I still remember the first time I heard the poem titled “Who” by Sri Aurobindo. It was being recited by someone at a public function. The immensity of what I felt at the moment can’t be described in words. Since then I have read this poem so many times and every time… Continue reading Who is that Presence?
Artist: Freydoon Rassouli Some years ago, I discovered the amazing work of this Iranian-American artist, Rassouli. In most of his artworks that I have seen on the net I find a deep mystic quality and a sort of an invitation to go deep into the inspiration behind the work itself. An artist influenced by Sufism… Continue reading Only You
Dream by M.A.R. Chughtai How does one write anything about a piece of art like this? It captures the essence of love between a lover and beloved, between two souls merging to become one, become earth and sky, become Radha and Krishna. No words are necessary. Only a feeling. Or if you must have… Continue reading Reckless Lovers
Sometimes you come across a most beautiful musical gem in a rather forgettable film. This was the case for me with the following rendition of a shabad in the film, Halla bol. In the recent years “Ek Omkar” which is part of the mool mantra of Sri Guru Granth Sahib also became a part of the… Continue reading Music Unites, Inside and Out