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 →

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 →

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 – Continued As the car sped on the road to Somnath, Yuvaan relaxed on the back seat and felt a great sense... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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