WHEN A JOURNEY LEADS TO A SACRED SPACE – 2

Enriched by annotations from the works of Sri Aurobindo, Part 2 of my post Coming Full Circle is now live on Matriwords,

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“Faith in the heart is the obscure & often distorted reflection of a hidden knowledge. The believer is often more plagued by doubt than the most inveterate sceptic. He persists because there is something subconscient in him which knows. That tolerates both his blind faith & twilit doubts and drives towards the revelation of that which it knows.” (Sri Aurobindo, CWSA, Vol. 12, p. 458)

Coming from an orthodox and ritualistic family, I had gone through the entire gamut of religious rituals as a child — visiting temples and taking part in sundry religious activities including classes of Bhagavad Gita chanting, shloka classes, bhajans and prabhat pheris in the chilly winter mornings of Nagpur. One had no choice in the matter, but I enjoyed most activities as any child would, even showing off my talent in these classes. My faith in God was so implicit that I was certain that He would protect me from all dangers and solve my problems……

Read more…….

Read Part I here

2 comments

  1. Thanks Zephyr & Beloo, that you brought out this post again. I left a comment at Beloo’s blog.

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    1. Thank you, Asha. The words of Sri Aurobindo have really enriched the post.

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