“In the pattern and bloom of the flowers he is woven…” – 2

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 →

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 →

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 →

ऋतश्री, the True Beauty – Protection

Today we explore the theme -- Protection. Divine always protects. But we have to become worthy of that divine protection. We have to protect that tiny flame of aspiration that burns within. We have to be vigilant and be on our guard against all sorts of forces that seek to deviate us from the path.... Continue Reading →

ऋतश्री, the True Beauty – Dawn

This third part of the series ‘ऋतश्री – the True Beauty,’ explores the theme – Dawn. The following lines from Sri Aurobindo, taken from his commentary on the opening section of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, describe perfectly the deeper symbolism of Dawn for an aspirant on the path of Light. "...as day is the symbol of... Continue Reading →

ऋतश्री, the True Beauty – Attachment

In this second part of the series 'ऋतश्री – the True Beauty,' the theme we explore is - Attachment. The coming of new year brings with it a time to rekindle one's innermost aspiration, to make renewed efforts with greater sincerity and a more complete surrender. It is also a time for a sincere aspirant... Continue Reading →

ऋतश्री, the True Beauty – Aspiration

This new photo-feature series titled 'ऋतश्री – the True Beauty' will present selected words from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother around a specific theme. The themes chosen under this series will speak of a few aspects concerning the inner journey and the path. It is in the Light of these words that the accompanying photographs... Continue Reading →

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