On Candytuft, Equanimity and Finding Balance

The author writes – If you are wondering what made the Mother choose candytuft flower for equanimity, maybe the flower itself has an answer for you. Could it be that when seen from a distance the cluster of flowers looks like one flower but when we get closer we can see the individual small white flowers having their own sepals, petals and a centre? Read on.

Progress and Perfection: Words of the Mother

The deep influence of the Western intellectual frameworks of modernist and postmodernist kind have led the modern mind to look at both the words — Progress and Perfection — in somewhat narrow and limited manner and often in a superficial way. This has also led to a certain kind of mental prejudice and bias. These selections help us remove these intellectual cobwebs and gain a deeper dimension to these ideas of Progress and Perfection.

Sādhanā: An Audio-Visual Meditation on Sincerity

This month, we have selected a beautiful, meditative artistic creation by an international volunteer group ‘Art Studio-12 Qualities”. Watching this small film and listening in silence to the words of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo on sincerity is a meditative experience. Join us in this collective aspiration for growing in Sincerity.

Sādhanā: To combine passive receptivity and realising activity

Every month we will feature a small prayer or meditation, with an aspiration that this will be the Light illuminating and purifying all our movements every day of the month. May our conscious effort to refer all the movements in all parts of our being to this dhyāna-mantra be our offering into the yajñá for a true rebirth of the Indian soul, a rebirth in which not only the Mind but the entire Life begins to experience the touch of the Spirit.

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Renaissance, the monthly e-journal of AuroBharati, features inspiring articles, essays, book reviews or book excerpts, interviews, reflections and artworks that speak of how the eternal spirit and creative genius of India are being reborn and renewed in various domains – spiritual, artistic, literary, philosophic, scientific, aesthetic.

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