Three excerpts from Swami Vivekananda’s addresses on Bhakti Yogain in which he speaks of the significance and the symbolism of images and forms for a devotee.
This 2-part article summarizes Sri Aurobindo’s explanations of the deeper symbolism of Vedic Gods and Goddesses, powers and names of the One Supreme.
Read in this part about the deeper symbolism of several Vedic goddesses such as Saraswati, Ila, Mahi, Dakshina and Usha.
As a follow-up to the article on Mūrti Pūjā, the author here describes the deep symbolism behind the form of Devi Saraswati.
Read about a delightful and profound aphorism of Sri Aurobindo. The author also speaks of the future of spiritual symbolism in artistic expression.
These passages highlight some of Sri Aurobindo’s insights on the true nature of Indian nation towards which we must aspire and work. The specific focus is on the point that the idea of unity in diversity is inherent in the very nature of Indian idea of nation. We also get important hints in these passages on the Hindu spirit of Indian nationalism, a topic that is very timely and significant for today’s and tomorrow’s India.
This selection from Sri Aurobindo’s book ‘The Human Cycle’ explores why in human history religion has not been a sufficient guide for conducting individual and collective life. He also tells us that this need not be so if we understand the true nature of religion, which is its spiritual core.
The Mother explains that religion may be divine in its ultimate origin; in its actual nature it is not divine but human.
The Mother explains that religion can actually be a helper to those with spiritual destiny and sincerity of inner effort to realise the Divine.