Excerpt: Bhagini Nivedita, The Master As I Saw Him

The summer of 1898 stands out in my”memory as a series of pictures, painted likeold altar-pieces, against a golden back-ground of religious ardour and simplicity,and all alike glorified by the presence of one who, to us in his immediate circle, formedtheir central point. We were a party of fourWestern women, one of whom was Mrs,OleContinue reading “Excerpt: Bhagini Nivedita, The Master As I Saw Him”

ART AND CAREER FOR YOUNG INDIA, PRABUDDHA BHARATA, Feb 1933

Notes and Correspondences Man does not live by bread alone. When the physical and material wants are satisfied, the human soul aspires for more refined and sublime expressions in the forms of art, poetry, music, and spiritual contemplation. The excellence in art attained by any people is a sure indication of the high level ofContinue reading “ART AND CAREER FOR YOUNG INDIA, PRABUDDHA BHARATA, Feb 1933”

Hanuman’s song; or “No Beggar I For Common Fruit”

JUST imagine Hanuman’s state of mind. He didn’t care for money, honour, creature comforts, or anything else. He longed only for God. When he was running away with the heavenly weapon that had been secreted in the crystal pillar, Mandodari began to tempt him with various fruits so that hemight come down and drop theContinue reading “Hanuman’s song; or “No Beggar I For Common Fruit””