“In the pattern and bloom of the flowers he is woven…” – 1

Flowers are symbolic of psychic movements, said Sri Aurobindo once. They generally represent an opening in the psychic part of the consciousness. The psychic entity is a spark or portion of the Divine present in all things and creatures. In the course of evolution this spark grows into an individual psychic personality in the human... Continue Reading →

Chikka Mahakuteshwara Temple, Mahakuta

Photos and videos by Suhas Mehra, text by Beloo and Suhas Mehra After experiencing the splendour of the magnificent rock cut cave-temples at Badami, before heading back to Hampi, we stopped at Mahakuta group of temples. Chikka Mahakuteshwara Temple complex or Mahakuta temple as it is known in short, is a group of living temples,... Continue Reading →

Video: “By Light We Live…”

About the video: One morning bright and early, just when the Sun was about to rise, I ran up the stairs to our rooftop and fixed my camera on a tripod to catch those glorious moments when night was about to transformed into dawn. About an hour of video footage condensed into a short time-lapse... Continue Reading →

A Series Inspired by India’s Rebirth – 13a

Author: Beloo Mehra (2020). Published under the title ‘When Young India Awakes’ in Sri Aurobindo’s Action, Vol. 51 (1), February-March 2020, pp. 16-21 CONTINUED FROM Part 12 (The February-March 2020 issue was a double issue, so Yuvaan's story also ran longer than earlier issues. The whole story published in Feb-March 2020 issue is presented here... Continue Reading →

Excerpts from ‘Abhyuday, a Ram-Kathā for Modern Times’

On the auspicious occasion of Ramnavami... With increasing rationalism in the humanity we not only witness greater disillusionment and confusion as to what is Good, Right, and Dharmic, but also about what is Evil, False and Adharmic. On one extreme we see a postmodernistic moral-ethical relativism which eventually leads one down the path of nihilism where nothing really matters... Continue Reading →

ऋतश्री, the True Beauty – Prayer

The theme for this edition of ऋतश्री is - Prayer. Prayer is one of the most common practices we have to connect with the Divine, to establish a relation with the Divine. Whether it is for a small personal, material object or some larger and less self-centered one, most of us have often called and... Continue Reading →

Chalukya Temple Trail – Pattadakal 6

Photos by Suhas Mehra, text by Beloo and Suhas Mehra Continued from Part 5 After visiting the Pāpanātha temple we headed back to the main temple complex. The sun was setting now, it was the golden hour, the banyan tree on the bank of river Malaprabha seemed to glow with a natural golden hue. A... Continue Reading →

Matrimandir, “Divine’s Answer to Man’s Aspiration for Perfection”

Auroville, the Divine's Dream "There should be somewhere on earth a place which no nation could claim as its own, where all human beings of goodwill who have a sincere aspiration could live freely as citizens of the world and obey one single authority, that of the supreme Truth; a place of peace, concord and... Continue Reading →

The One Whom We Adore as The Mother

Speaking about her photographs, the Mother had once said: "...each photo represents a different aspect, sometimes even a different personality of my being; and by concentrating on the photo, one enters into relation with that special aspect or different personality which the photo has captured and whose image it conveys." (CWM, 16: 232) As a... Continue Reading →

ऋतश्री, the True Beauty – Simplicity

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 is ever-busy dividing, classifying,... Continue Reading →

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