A Series Inspired by India’s Rebirth – 17

Author: Beloo Mehra (2020). Published under the title ‘When Young India Awakes’ in Sri Aurobindo’s Action, Vol. 51 (6), July 2020, pp. 8-10 CONTINUED FROM Part 16 When Young India Awakes CHAPTER XVI After a quick bath in his room at the guest house, Yuvaan went out to take in all the grandeur of the vast Somnāth... Continue Reading →

Krishna – A Sonnet by Sri Aurobindo (Video)

The sonnet 'Krishna' by Sri Aurobindo, dated 15 September 1939, speaks of the soul, heart and life becoming one with, realising their complete identity with the Anandamaya Sri Krishna, the Divine Lover. It paints a soul-stirring picture of a major spiritual realisation that Sri Aurobindo had in Alipore prison in 1908-09, of which he spoke... Continue Reading →

A Series Inspired by India’s Rebirth – 16

Author: Beloo Mehra (2020). Published under the title ‘When Young India Awakes’ in Sri Aurobindo’s Action, Vol. 51 (6), June 2020, pp. 8-10 CONTINUED FROM Part 15 When Young India Awakes CHAPTER XV Yuvaan was fascinated to learn of some historical details about the temple reconstruction in free India. It was only after the accession... Continue Reading →

Video: Durga Stotra – Hymn to Durga by Sri Aurobindo

(Recitation: Beloo Mehra, Video compilation: Suhas Mehra) As a result of his thorough European education, first in Darjeeling and then in England since the age of seven, Sri Aurobindo grew up fluent in English and unable to speak his mother tongue. During his last two years in England, while studying at Cambridge he began to... Continue Reading →

A Series Inspired by India’s Rebirth – 15

Author: Beloo Mehra (2020). Published under the title ‘When Young India Awakes’ in Sri Aurobindo’s Action, Vol. 51 (5), May 2020, pp. 8-10 CONTINUED FROM Part 14 When Young India Awakes CHAPTER XIV Yuvaan was now really looking forward to being at the Somnāth temple at Prabhas Patan.  He had just received a little lesson... Continue Reading →

A Series Inspired by India’s Rebirth – 14

Author: Beloo Mehra (2020). Published under the title ‘When Young India Awakes’ in Sri Aurobindo’s Action, Vol. 51 (4), April 2020, pp. 8-10 CONTINUED FROM Part 13c When Young India Awakes CHAPTER XIII As the car sped on the road to Somnath, Yuvaan relaxed on the back seat and felt a great sense of gratitude... Continue Reading →

Bhoga Nandishwara Temple – A Celebration of Life – Part 1 (Video)

Photos and video by Suhas Mehra, text by Beloo Mehra Situated in the beautiful Nandi village at the foothills of the Nandi Hills, about 60 kms from Bengaluru, Bhoga Nandishwara temple presents a unique synthesis of architectural influences from several dynasties who ruled the area from 9th century onward. The temple's deeper significance exists in... Continue Reading →

A Series Inspired by India’s Rebirth – 13c

Author: Beloo Mehra (2020). Published under the title ‘When Young India Awakes’ in Sri Aurobindo’s Action, Vol. 51 (2 & 3), February-March 2020, pp. 16-21 CONTINUED FROM Part 13b (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... Continue Reading →

A Series Inspired by India’s Rebirth – 13b

Author: Beloo Mehra (2020). Published under the title ‘When Young India Awakes’ in Sri Aurobindo’s Action, Vol. 51 (2 & 3), February-March 2020, pp. 16-21 CONTINUED FROM Part 13a (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... Continue Reading →

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

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 →

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