Articles in: Inspiration

Transformation of Consciousness in Savitri

Transformation of Consciousness in Savitri

Book: Transformation of Consciousness in Savitri Author: Kalpana Bidwaikar As we read and try to understand Sri Aurobindo’s works, especially […]

A Prayer to the Mother

A Prayer to the Mother

With worshipping hearts we bow to Thee this day Of Thy arrival thirty-two years ago To join the Godhead of […]

The Tale of My Exile

The Tale of My Exile

Book: The Tale of My Exile (Twelve Years in the Andamans) Author: Barindra Kumar Ghose Barindra Ghose’s The Tale of […]

You in All

You in All

Let me see you in all In every voice your soundless call. Your summons to Love and adore Your eternal […]

The Mother Abides

The Mother Abides

Book: The Mother Abides               Final Reflections (1973–1983) Author: Nolini Kanta Gupta   “The time was over. Sri Aurobindo and […]

Paths to Self Discovery

Paths to Self Discovery

Book: Paths to Self-Discovery: Reflective Practices with Children Author: Mirambika Team I am but a refugee of divine Grace! Picked […]

Nakedness

Nakedness

Lost in the many layers of clothing that I wear I hear your call Beloved; An invitation to shed these […]

Immortality

Immortality

I have drunk deep of God’s own liberty From which an occult sovereignty derives: Hidden in an earthly garment that […]

To Thee Our Infinite Gratitude

To Thee Our Infinite Gratitude

Book: To Thee Our Infinite Gratitude Writings on the Passing of Sri Aurobindo — Compiled from various sources   This […]

Education: Philosophy and Practice

Education: Philosophy and Practice

Book: Education: Philosophy and Practice (Articles by various authors) (Publisher: Decent Books, New Delhi, in association with Centre for Sri […]

God’s Whole Secret

God’s Whole Secret

The strokes of time have left no scar on her: Death after death upbuilt a fairer face: Now God’s whole […]

Arunachala

Arunachala

An eagle Circling majestically Over Arunachala Hill. I watch entranced Its circumambulation of the peak Until it comes closer. A […]

Orderly Work

Orderly Work

This is a short story the Mother told the children at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram but it applies just as […]

The Concept and the Destiny of the Individual in the Bhagavad Gita

The Concept and the Destiny of the Individual in the Bhagavad Gita

Book: The Concept and the Destiny of the Individual in the Bhagavad Gita (As Interpreted by Sri Aurobindo) by Mitra […]

You Can’t Close Your Heart

You Can’t Close Your Heart

I hate the smell of hospitals. The white walls and the white beds and the white nurses nauseate me. I […]

O Silent Love…

O Silent Love…

Because you never claim of us a tear, O Silent Love, how often we forget The eyes of countless centuries […]

Raag Vrindavani Sarang

Raag Vrindavani Sarang

Celebrating Lord Krishna’s birthday with Pandit Bhimsen Joshi singing Raag Vrindavani Sarang …

Spirituality, Master-key of the Indian Mind: A Reflection

Spirituality, Master-key of the Indian Mind: A Reflection

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“Spirituality is indeed the master-key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinite is native to it.”1 The above […]

Krishna

Krishna

At last I find a meaning of soul’s birth Into this universe terrible and sweet, I who have felt the […]

Sri Aurobindo: The Poet, Yogi and Philosopher

Sri Aurobindo: The Poet, Yogi and Philosopher

Book: Sri Aurobindo: The Poet, Yogi and Philosopher Essays by Arabinda Basu (Publisher: Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies, Kolkata, in […]

The Light Within

The Light Within

I have met a number of artistes, painters, actors, writers in the course of my life and found many stereotypes […]

Burning

Burning

The veil parted momentarily, To reveal a silver white shore of peace My mind tired, my limbs aching, I longed […]

Purity of Gift

Purity of Gift

I have been trying to understand what causes disappointment – not in the world at large or for humanity in […]

How to Escape Education’s Death Valley

How to Escape Education’s Death Valley

“Education is not a mechanical system; it is a human system. It’s about people.” – Ken Robinson Any reader of […]

The Integrity of Fan-ship

The Integrity of Fan-ship

A rather pleasant surprise came my way recently. It seems I have a ‘fan’ – not the kind that rotates […]

Drawing God

Drawing God

A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they drew. She would occasionally walk around to see each […]

Extinguish my Eyes

Extinguish my Eyes

Extinguish my eyes, I’ll go on seeing you. Seal my ears, I’ll go on hearing you. And without feet I […]

Paths are Made by Walking

Paths are Made by Walking

Thank you to my distinguished friends, President Amy Gutmann, Provost Vincent Price and Rev. Charles Howard for inviting me to […]

Trees

Trees

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest […]

An Old Tale with a New Twist

An Old Tale with a New Twist

1857 The Real Story of the Great Uprising by Vishnu Bhatt Godshe Versaikar & Translated by Mrinal Pande 1857 The […]