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An Afternoon at Ajanta

An Afternoon at Ajanta

“The first and lowest use of Art is the purely aesthetic, the second is the intellectual or educative, the third […]

A Taste in the Mouth

A Taste in the Mouth

O unknowable land of familiar stories your secrets concealed behind invisible masks for us to uncover. A teasing now and […]

One Day (The Little More)

One Day (The Little More)

One day, and all the half-dead is done, One day, and all the unborn begun; A little path and the […]

Life and Death

Life and Death

Life, death, – death, life; the words have led for ages Our thought and consciousness and firmly seemed Two opposites; […]

Friends Forever

Friends Forever

Speaking about best friends the other day, it brought about the question of what the role of a best friend […]

To Honour Your Soul

To Honour Your Soul

Perhaps you have never heard of Katherine Lawes. Katherine was the wife of Lewis Lawes, warden at Sing Sing Prison […]

Hiye Kaaya Mein (In this Body…)

Hiye Kaaya Mein (In this Body…)

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(From the Kabir Project) Kabir evokes the simultaneous beauty and fragility of our body-selves through a series of metaphors in […]

On Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri

On Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri

On Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri Part Two: Collected Comments — Writings by Amal Kiran (K. D. Sethna) Whereas volume one of […]

This is Love

This is Love

The lover dissolving into the unseen, Making visible the object of love This is love. The desire to be seen […]

Glaring at God

Glaring at God

Have you ever experienced that moment of frustration when it seems as if God, your best buddy, your travelling companion, […]

Come as a Breath

Come as a Breath

Come as a gold spangled breath of presence A mist of an unseen gold, Out colouring every hue of ‘I’ness […]

Turning Point

Turning Point

I am speaking of an incident that took place about 30 years ago. It concerns our late friend Sri Surendra […]

A Life of Beauty

A Life of Beauty

With beauty before me, May I walk With beauty behind me, May I walk With beauty above me, May I […]

The Glass Palace

The Glass Palace

Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace is an epic novel that traces the political, social and cultural transformation of British colonies […]

Tu Ka Tu (You only You)

Tu Ka Tu (You only You)

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Prahlad Tipanya is one of the foremost names which comes to mind when one speaks of the revival of the […]

At the Samadhi of Sri Aurobindo

At the Samadhi of Sri Aurobindo

Majestic Master of the immutable Light, Calm traveler of the tortured paths of clay, Love like a universe thronged within […]

On Attachments

On Attachments

As a new year approaches, pondering on a perennial question becomes stronger. How can we really let go of the various attachments that bind us? Giving […]

Steps to Freedom and Mastery

Steps to Freedom and Mastery

Steps to Freedom and Mastery Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry The perennial thirst of man is freedom; and […]

Music without Boundaries

Music without Boundaries

Recently I stumbled across a singer just by chance – Snatam Kaur. I know music is very subjective and we […]

A Unique Little Girl

A Unique Little Girl — Pournaprema Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry Biographies of the Mother and reminiscences by […]

The Touch of a Master’s Hand

The Touch of a Master’s Hand

I was battered and scarred and the auctioneer Thought it scarcely worth his while To waste much time on the […]

Pain is the Hammer of the Gods

Pain is the Hammer of the Gods

As  I  walk  the  wet by-lanes  of  Mumbai  sheltered  by  my  umbrella  the  rains  stab  the  streets  with  a million  […]

Seed of Grandeur

Seed of Grandeur

Seed of Grandeur Commentary on Sri Aurobindo’s ‘Thought the Paraclete’, ‘Rose of God’ and Savitri — S. K. Sarma It […]

On Movies, Art and Culture

On Movies, Art and Culture

About a month ago I watched a movie called “The Monuments Men“, an American-German production directed by George Clooney, who […]

Krishna

Krishna

Like a song of joy, humming On dreaming wings, He whispers into my heart Sweet nothings, Wreathing my face with […]

Sri Aurobindo: Saga of a Great Indian Sage

Sri Aurobindo: Saga of a Great Indian Sage

Sri Aurobindo: Saga of a Great Indian Sage Author: Wilfried Huchzermeyer Since the publication of the first biography of Sri […]

The Knowledge Within

The Knowledge Within

Book: The Knowledge Within The Source, the Breath, the Five Elements, the Body or Matter — Compiled from the Works […]

Dots and Stickers

Dots and Stickers

The Wemmicks were small wooden people. These little wooden people were carved by a woodworker named Eli whose  workshop sat […]

Can a Politician be a Gentleman?

Can a Politician be a Gentleman?

(Following is a compelling speech on politics and politicians by an eminent politician of pre-independence days delivered at the NagpurUniversity […]

Take the Weather with You

Take the Weather with You

Traveller: “What kind of weather are we going to have today?” Shepherd: “The kind of weather I like.” Traveller: “How […]