Sri Aurobindo's Light
Sri Aurobindo's Light

Divine Significance of flowers

Flowers

WEALTH

True wealth is the wealth that one offers to the Divine. 

Nymphaea
Water lily Large showy usually very fragrant flowers with numerous narrow pointed or rounded petals, many prominent erect stamens and four petal- like sepals; in white and shades of yellow, red, pink, blue, lavender and purple; borne singly on long stems, either floating or held above the water. An aquatic rhizomatous herb with large floating peltate leaves.



Health is the outer expression of a deep harmony one must be proud of it and not despise it.

THE MOTHER

 

DIVINE PRESENCE
It hides from the ignorant eye its ever-present magnificence!

Rhoeo spathacea
Oyster plant, Boat lily, Cradle lily, Moses in his cradle


"His laughter of beauty breaks out in green trees,
 
His moments of beauty triumph in a flower;
The blue sea's chant, the rivulet's wandering voice
 
Are murmurs falling from the Eternal's harp.
 

This world is God fulfilled in outwardness."
SRI AUROBINDO

 

 

SACHCHIDANANDA
Strong and pure, it stands erect in its creative power.
Hedychium. White
Ginger lily. Garland lily

The Supreme is Pure Being, Absolute Existence, sat....
The Supreme is also Pure Awareness, Absolute Consciousness, cit....
The Supreme is, finally, Pure Ecstasy, Absolute Bliss, ananda.
SRI AUROBINDO

 

AVATAR —
The Supreme manifested on earth in a body.
Nelumbo nucifera. Sacred lotus, East Indian lotus

"The Avatar comes to reveal the divine nature in man above this lower nature and to show what are the divine works, free, unegoistic, disinterested, impersonal, universal, full of the divine light, the divine power and the divine love. He comes as the divine personality which shall fill the consc

iousness of the human being and replace the limited egoistic personality, so that it shall be liberated out of ego into infinity and universality, out of birth into immortality. He comes as the divine power and love which calls men to itself, so that they may take refuge in that and no longer in the insufficiency of their human v/ills and the strife of their human fear, wrath and passion, and liberated from all this unquiet and suffering may live in the calm and bliss of the Divine."
SRI AUROBINDO

ADITI-THE-DIVINE-CONSCIOUSNESS

Pure, immaculate, gloriously powerful.

Nelumbo nucifera 'Alba'
Sacred lotus, East Indian lotus"According to the Truth of things . . . the worlds are brought forth from the divine consciousness, from Aditi, goddess of infinite being, mother of the gods, the indivisible consciousness, the Light that cannot be impaired. - " SRI AUROBINDO

 


 

KRISHNA'S ANANDA
Manifold, abundant and so full of charm.

Plumbago auriculata
Cape leadwort


"Krishna as a godhead is the Lord of Ananda, Love and Bhakti; as an incarnation, he manifests the union of wisdom (Janna) and works and leads the earth-evolution through this towards union with the Divine by Ananda, Love and Bhakti."


SRI AUROBINDO

KRISHNA'S INTEGRAL PLAY

All the parts of the being respond to His influence.

Torenia fournieri 'Alba'

Wishbone flower, Bluewings"Krishna is the immanent Divine, the Divine Presence in everyone and everything. He is also, sovereignly, the aspect of the Supreme's Delight and Love; he is the smiling tenderness and the playful gaiety; he is at once the player, the play and all his playmates. And as both the game and its results are wholly known, conceived, willed, organised and played consciously in their entirety, there can be no room for anything but the delight of the play. Thus to see Krishna means to find the inner Godhead, to play with Krishna means to be identified with the inner Godhead and to share in his consciousness."

THE MOTHER

 

 

PRESENCE
Consciousness seeking for the presence.

Plumbago auriculata 'Alba'
Cape leadwort


"It is intended by the word Presence to indicate the sense and perception of the Divine as a Being, felt as present in one's existence and consciousness or in relation with it, without the necessity of any further qualification or description. Thus, of the "ineffable Presence" it can only be said that it is there and nothing more can or need be said about it, although at the same time one knows that all is there, personality and impersonality, Power and Light and Ananda and everything else, and that all these flow from that indescribable Presence. That is always the fundamental significance, — the essential perception of the essential Presence supporting everything else."


SRI AUROBINDO


DIVINE LOVE

A flower that is said to blossom even in the desert.
Punica granatum. Orange red, double 

A supreme divine Love is a creative Power and, even though it can exist in itself silent and unchangeable, yet rejoices in external form and expression and is not condemned to be a speechless and bodiless godhead. It has even been said that creation itself was an act of love or at least the building up of a field in which Divine Love could devise its symbols and fulfill itself in act of mutuality and self-giving and, if not the initial nature of creation, this may well be its ultimate object and motive.

SRI AUROBINDO



 

 


Aditi - White Lotus - Nelumbo necifera 'Alba'.

Aditi - The Mother. Aditi is the indivisible consciousness, force and Ananda of the Supreme; the Mother, its living dynamis, the supreme Love, Wisdom, Power. - SRI AUROBINDO

 

Water - Porna volubilies. White

Fluid, abundant and pure. - The Mother

 

Avatar - Pink Lotus - Nelumbo nucifera 

An Avatar is an emanation of the Supreme Lord who assumes a human body on earth. - THE MOTHER

 

 

Endurance of the higher vital - 
Zinnia elegans. Pinkish mauve

Whatever the circumstances, it never fails. - The Mother

Let endurance be your watchword: teach the life-force in you — your vital being - not to complain but to put up with all the conditions necessary for great achievement. The body is a very enduring servant, it bears the stress of circumstance tamely like a beast of burden. It is the vital being that is always grumbling and uneasy. The very essence of endurance is that the vital should learn to give up its capricious likes and dislikes and preserve an equanimity in the midst of the most trying conditions. Nothing great is ever accomplished without endurance.
- The Mother

 

 

''Rose of God, great wisdom-bloom on the summits of being,
Rose of Light, immaculate core of the ultimate seeing!
Live in the mind of our earthhood; O golden Mystery, flower,
Sun on the head of the Timeless, guest of the marvellous Hour.'' [Rose of God - SRI AUROBINDO]

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