Bhoga Nandishwara Temple – A Celebration of Life – Part 2 (Video)

Continued from Part 1 Photos and video by Suhas Mehra, text by Beloo Mehra In the previous part we spent some time inside the three main shrines of the magnificent Sri Bhoga Nandishwara Temple, situated at the foothills of Nandi Hills near Bengaluru, Karnataka. Let us now explore some more of the divine beauty spread... Continue Reading →

“His Presence is Enough” (Video)

A day after Her first meeting with Sri Aurobindo, The Mother wrote in her dairy: It matters little that there are thousands of beings plunged in the densest ignorance, He whom we saw yesterday is on earth; his presence is enough to prove that a day will come when darkness shall be transformed into light,... Continue Reading →

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

Chikka Mahakuteshwara Temple, Mahakuta (with photos and a few short videos)

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. " day is the symbol of... Continue Reading →

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