Chintan: India and Me: Part 4b: Source

PART 1            PART 2             PART 3a             PART 3b           PART 4a Continued from post 4a: After the brief concentration, the group is now ready for their session. Mridula Di begins…. M: Well, as you... Continue Reading →

Chintan: India and Me: Part 4a: Concentration

Read Parts 1, 2, 3a, 3b The group is waiting in the garden; some are chatting with one another while others are just looking around, silently. Today, there are no cushions or chattais or stools outside to sit on. Soon Mridula Di joins them. After initial greetings she tells the group that today they will... Continue Reading →

Chintan: India and Me: Part 3b: Koshas

Read Parts 1, 2, 3a This post is in continuation of the same session as described in Post 3a. To bring the group back to the topic after an interesting digression, Mridula Di reads the passage[i] they have been discussing: “The country, the land is only the outward body of the nation, its annamaya kosh, or gross physical... Continue Reading →

Chintan: India and Me: Part 3a: Digression

Part 1    Part 2 Author’s note: Based on some suggestions received, I have given names to all the 8 learner-participants and their mentor Di. Changes have also been made in the earlier posts of the series. Y 1: Avi, Y 2: Binoy, Y 3: Colin, Y 4: Dia, Y 5: Eesh, Y 6: Falguni, Y 7: Gul, Y 8: Hari, Mentor Di:... Continue Reading →

Chintan: India and Me: Part 2: Fascinating

Read Part 1 Backdrop: Same garden. Time: Early Evening. After initial greetings as the group settles down, their mentor, Mridula Di reminds everyone to sit in silent concentration for a few minutes. After a few minutes…. M: Well, as I recall we had quite an interesting session last time. Avi: Yes, we did! M: Shall... Continue Reading →

Chintan: India and Me: Part 1: Beginning

Backdrop: A small private garden lined with a few tall trees, several shrubs of varying heights – some in pots, some  planted in the ground, and several flower-laden creepers going up on all the garden walls. A few chattais (handwoven straw-mats) are rolled out on the grass, topped by some colourful cushions and low stools.... Continue Reading →

The Thinking Indian – A Sneak Peek

In just a few days, the first e-book of Matriwords, "The Thinking Indian: Essays on Indian Socio-Cultural Matters in the Light of Sri Aurobindo" will be released. Matriwords is not a commercial venture, all our works are driven by one simple goal - to study, research and share the pearls of wisdom found in the social-cultural-educational-political thought... Continue Reading →

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