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

Agni, a Cure for the Hunger for Praise

Let us accept it. We all have this problem, this difficulty, this shortcoming, this imperfection. This hunger for praise by others. It is one of the most serious difficulties or imperfections we come across when we walk the path of becoming self-aware, especially becoming aware of the nature of this part of our being called… Continue reading Agni, a Cure for the Hunger for Praise

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

The Golden Day Special (Guest post by Margaret Phanes)

It gives me great joy to introduce this very special guest post. Margaret Phanes is a dear friend, whom I have never met in person but feel a deep friendship with because of our shared love for the Mother and Sri Aurobindo. I have known her for many years now. She and I regularly interacted via emails… Continue reading The Golden Day Special (Guest post by Margaret Phanes)

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

Forgetting and Remembering

A new post in the series – Reminders to self Sometimes going through one’s old writings, journals, diaries can be an incredibly learning experience. It makes one recall and perhaps even renew for oneself the insight, the wisdom of the moment that had expressed itself in those words from years ago. Often there is a… Continue reading Forgetting and Remembering

Current Events · Indian Culture · Spirituality beyond Religion · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Needed: Spiritual Practicality

Click here to see more readers’ comments on the previous version of this blog. The world has been busy talking about Climate Change, Solar Energy, Global Terrorism and all these other things. Political leaders, subject experts, public intellectuals, journalists, pretty much everyone who reads the newspaper and watches news on TV or follows it on… Continue reading Needed: Spiritual Practicality

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Current Events

In a dilapidated hall of what was once a prestigious college in a small city of the troubled border-state that had seen many decades of ethnic cleansing and terrorism, the young, energetic and dynamic cabinet minister of the newly elected central government was speaking to a large audience of students, teachers, soldiers and out-of-work businessmen.… Continue reading Current Events

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

Is it Really the Culture? (No to Generalization, Yes to Grounded-ness)

To see readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. I am inspired to write this post in response to Rachna’s post – Culture, Really? I am, however, not responding to any specific observations she makes in her post, but rather sharing my opinion and understanding about the larger issue, as I see it. For… Continue reading Is it Really the Culture? (No to Generalization, Yes to Grounded-ness)