When I wrote the post Coming full circle, I had not dreamt that one day it would be featured in one of the spaces I consider sacred and deeply spiritual. It was but an ordinary person’s journey of faith over a lifetime with some realisations at the end, which I had shared with my readers.
So when Beloo asked me if she could re-blog it in Matriwords, where she and her husband Suhas Mehra share their research commentaries inspired by the social-cultural–political thought of Sri Aurobindo, I was speechless to say the least. She explained that it fit in with the research focus of the blog because she saw it as a ‘journey in the light of Sri Aurobindo’s psycho-social evolutionary march of individuals and societies – from symbolic to typal to conventional to individualistic to subjective stages’. I was deeply humbled by her words.
It was over a year ago that I discovered Beloo’s blog Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal, with its spiritually uplifting posts embellished with the thoughts of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. For someone who was trying to take tentative steps in spirituality, it was a wonderful place to learn because Beloo has a way of simplifying the sublime thoughts of Sri Aurobindo so that even a dummy like me can easily understand them.
Beloo has several years of experience teaching in schools and colleges in India and the US. She has authored two books, ABC’s of Indian National Education and The Thinking Indian and currently lives in Pondicherry where, in her own words she ‘spends her time doing some reading, some writing, some teaching, some gardening and a whole lot of reflecting on life, living, society, politics, religion, art, literature, India, the World, and everything else under the Sun and the Moon.’
Thank you Beloo, for the honour of being featured on Matriwords and for being a spiritual guide and mentor.
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