Posts Tagged with: "aspiration"

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 […]

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 […]

Burning

Burning

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

The Divine Power behind Personal Effort

The Divine Power behind Personal Effort

Always indeed it is the higher Power that acts. Our sense of personal effort and aspiration comes from the attempt […]

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 […]

Remembrance of The Mother

Remembrance of The Mother

O with what joy do I remember Thee! And with what infinite gratitude recall Thy all-embracing look, Thy wonderous smile, […]

Chariot of the Gods

Chariot of the Gods

The human body has been sometimes visualised as a chariot with horses as the vital–nervous forces driving it. The rein […]

The Journey so Far

The Journey so Far

Man is a strange creature, to say the least. A mix of demon and god, he is yet to find […]

Pressure of the Spirit

Pressure of the Spirit

The mental intelligence and its main power of reason cannot change the principle and persistent character of human life, it […]

A Prayer

A Prayer

              Through the dark night, through the shining day, Through every breath, through every […]

The Joy of Self-giving to the Divine

The Joy of Self-giving to the Divine

All sadhana and spiritual effort lays stress on the importance of self-giving to the Divine. But this is not easy […]

Throw out the Garbage

Throw out the Garbage

Have you noticed how instinctive some of our reactions are? No one has to tell us to behave in such […]

The Outside World

The Outside World

Some of us are not fortunate enough to leave everything and move to the Ashram in sole pursuit of the […]

The Test

The Test

The Guru once wished to put his disciples through a test. Giving a coconut to each one of them, he […]

Worship

Worship

What can I worship you with? I tried songs woven with words But the words themselves became a veil behind […]

All that Comes is by His Grace Sent

All that Comes is by His Grace Sent

Having cast aside the trinkets of the world, I lie in His arms contentedly curled. Draping around me His light, […]

Answering the Call

Answering the Call

Not all of us experience the call to the Path in the same manner. Sri Aurobindo tells us of some […]

Delays are not Denials

Delays are not Denials

Sri Ramakrishna walked across the paddy-fields in the vicinity of the Dakshineswar Temple. A few disciples were with him. To […]

Sadhana as a Medical Doctor

Sadhana as a Medical Doctor

Sadhana in its deepest sense is independent of all outer circumstances. It is our ideas of circumstances and attitude towards […]

The Most Important Prayer

The Most Important Prayer

As the New Year begins, one wonders what all one can ask for from the Divine. Please God, let it […]

Project Warm!

Project Warm!

We run, we hide, we pretend we can’t see. But we cannot ever fool ourselves enough into believing that He […]

Straight Lines and Circles

Straight Lines and Circles

It is said that the most difficult path to walk on is the one that leads to the Divine. Despite […]

Aspiration

Aspiration

Aspiration A yearning for Thee An infant awareness aspiring Responding timely To a blind faith old A heavy handed silence […]

Knocking at Your Door

Knocking at Your Door

Why this begging for alms of human love When your sweetness waits to descend from above? Why are my ears […]

Three Blind Men

Three Blind Men

There are three kinds of blindness in the world of men. The first is the one which robs a man […]

The Journey of Life

The Journey of Life

I hear You breathe In the void of silence Echoes vaguely light Awake and still I sit To miss not […]

Young Guns

Young Guns

Recently, the ruling government in India inducted some fresh faces into the cabinet of which there were some celebrated more […]

Chasing God

Chasing God

Many of us are prone to working better when under pressure – the self imposed or external deadlines induce a […]

How can the Body Aspire for the Divine?

How can the Body Aspire for the Divine?

We feel that the aspiration we have for the Divine is only in our thoughts and feelings.  But is it […]