Guiding Light of The Month

THERE is a great difference between being in the midst of active work, of external action, while keeping one’s thought constantly fixed on Thee, and entering into that perfect union with Thee which leads to what I have called “absolute Consciousness, true Omniscience, Knowledge”. - The Mother


The glories of nature have to be lived to be understood. There is probably not one amongst us who has not been touched by nature in one way or another, we who are after all, of the very stuff of nature in one portion of our being. In unsuspecting moments, we must have communed with nature deeply, this entity that we unfortunately project out of our being and place as external to us most often. Nevertheless, nature exists in all her glory, whether we are watching or not, aware or not aware.

In the flight of birds soaring high in the vast blue sky, in the ardour of the tall trees reaching out towards the sky in one-pointed determination, in the starkness of silence amidst moving mountains, in the potency of the raging rivers seeking out their ends in the seething seas, in the incessant call of the waves as they throw themselves tirelessly, time and time again, upon the brown bodied earth, in the many voices of nature in a happy chatter or else, fierce competition, in the speechless beauty of the dark, night sky illumined by one single disk of silver, in the candid joy of a thousand twinkling stars, in the sweetness of a casual breeze brushing past, in the incessant beating of the heart, in the tidal waves of the tsunami, in the earth-shattering earthquakes that rock existence in her cradle for seconds, in the fierce glow of forest fires that rage on madly for days, in the seemingly unending torrents of rain that soak the earth right through, for days on end, in the intensity of the scorching sun creating instant deserts within weeks, in the flash of floods that submerge the rest of nature, in the flow of rivers of red-hot larva …. in all these and many more faces that nature wears, we glimpse something of her beauty, her majesty, her awesome presence and touch…these are moments when nature bares herself before our half-closed eyes. And then comes a time when all eyes on the outward must turn inwards too, inevitably, someday. To be aware of all these externalities is one thing. To dive into one’s own nature, bringing in the light of consciousness therein and witness the whole works of it, is quite another stupendous task of beauty we can indulge in.

In this issue of our newsletter, we indulge in the flamboyant beauty of nature, her sweetness and her significance.

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