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Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Other Editions/The Spiritual Significance of Flowers/Publisher's Note.htm
-01_Publisher's Note.htm THE MOTHER The Spiritual Significance of Flowers Part I Test and Photograph Publisher s Note "Flowers speak to us when we know how to listen to them," the Mother said. "It is a subtle and fragrant language." As if to provide a key to this language, she identified the significances of almost nine hundred flowers. In this book, these flowers and their meanings are presented in -the light of her vision and experience. The book consists of two separately bound parts. Part 1, the text and photographs, is arranged thematically on the basis of the Mother's flower-significances. In each of the twelve chapters, flowers of related significance are
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Other Editions/The Spiritual Significance of Flowers/Index of Botanical Names.htm
Index of Botanical Names The numbers below refer to the numbers of the flowers as they are arranged in Part 1. A Abelmoschus esculentus 702 Abutilon indicum 37 Abutilon Xhybridum 36, 38 Acacia auriculiformis 247 Acacia farnesiana 453 Acacia leucophloea 454 Acalypha 221 Acalypha godseffiana 225 Acalypha hispida 224 Acalypha wilkesiana 223 Acalypha wilkesiana 'Godseffiana 222 Acanthus ilicifolius 418 Acanthus montanus 773 Acer 120 Achimenes grandiflora 745 Acidanthera bicolor, see 731 Aegle marmelos 139 Aerva tomentosa 122 Aganosma roxburghii 860 Ager
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Other Editions/The Spiritual Significance of Flowers/Chapter 2.htm
Chapter 2 The Divine The Divine is that from which all comes, in which all lives, and to return to the truth of the Divine now clouded over by Ignorance is the soul's aim in life. In its supreme Truth, the Divine is absolute and infinite peace, consciousness, existence, power and Ananda. SRI AUROBINDO The Divine has three aspects for us: 1. It is the Cosmic Self and Spirit that is in and behind all things and beings, from which and in which all is manifested in the universe - although it is now a manifestation in the Ignorance. 2. It is the Spirit and Master of our own being within us whom we have to serve and learn to express his will in a
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Other Editions/The Spiritual Significance of Flowers/Glossaries of Botanical Terms.htm
Glossary of Botanical Terms The botanical terms below are those that occur in the Descriptions of the Flowers. ADVENTITIOUS. Of organs or tissues developing in an abnormal position, e.g. roots developing from stems. ANNUAL. A plant that completes its entire life cycle in one year. ANTHER. The pollen bearing organ of a flower. AQUATICS. Plants that grow naturally in water (usually fresh water), either rooted in soil or free-floating. AURA. A ringlike area of colour that surrounds the centre of a flower. AXIL. The angle that a leaf or flower makes with the stem or branch that bears it. AXILLARY. Situated in or gro
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Other Editions/The Spiritual Significance of Flowers/Index Glossaries and Description.htm
The Spiritual Significance of Flower The Mother Part II Indexes, Glossaries and Description Publishers Note This reference volume contains indexes, glossaries, descriptions of the flowers and other information. There are three indexes giving the location of the flowers in Part 1: an Index of the Mother's Significances, an Index of Botanical Names and an Index of Common Names. The user should note that in all these indexes the reference numbers are those of the flowers as they are arranged in Part 1, not the page numbers of the book. Two glossaries explain technical terms used in the book. A Glossary of Botanical Terms define
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Other Editions/The Spiritual Significance of Flowers/Chapter 3.htm
Chapter 3 The New Creation The really new thing is that a new world is born, born, born. It is not the old one transforming itself, it is a new world that is born. And we are right in the midst of this period of transition where the two are entangled — where the old still persists all-powerful, entirely dominating the ordinary consciousness, but where the new one is quietly slipping in, still very modest, unnoticed — unnoticed to the extent that outwardly it doesn't disturb anything very much for the time being, and in the consciousness of most people it is even quite imperceptible. And yet it is working, it is growing — until the time comes when it will be strong
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Other Editions/The Spiritual Significance of Flowers/Chapter 9.htm
Chapter 9 Planes of Consciousness and Parts of the Being The soul of man soars as the Bird, the Hansa, past the shining firmaments of physical and mental consciousness, climbs as the traveller and fighter beyond earth of body and heaven of mind by the ascending path of the Truth to find this Godhead waiting for us, leaning down to us from the secrecy of the highest supreme. . .. SRI AUROBINDO In the spiritual order of things, the higher we project our view and our aspiration, the greater the Truth that seeks to descend upon us, because it is already there within us and calls for its release from By physical liberation (liberation from Karma) one becom
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Other Editions/The Spiritual Significance of Flowers/Chapter 8.htm
Chapter 8 Power Power means strength and force, Shakti, which enables one to face all that can happen and to stand and overcome, also to carry out what the Divine Will proposes. It can include many things, power over men, events, circumstances, means etc. But all this not of the mental or vital kind, but by an action through unity of consciousness with the Divine and with all things and all beings. It is not an individual-strength depending on certain personal capacities, but the Divine Power using the individual as an instrument. SRI AUROBINDO Force is the essential Shakti; Energy is the working drive of the Force, its active dynamism; Power is the capa
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Other Editions/The Spiritual Significance of Flowers/Chapter 11.htm
Chapter 11 Awakening in Matter A resplendent sun rises above the horizon. It is your Lord that comes to you. The whole world awakes and stretches in delight at the contact of His glory. As the earth that heaves and opens, as the tree that grows, as the flower that blossoms, as the bird that sings, as the man that loves, let His light permeate you and radiate in an ever-increasing and widening happiness, a happiness steadily moving onward as the stars move in heaven. THE MOTHER In Matter shall be lit the spirit's glow, In body and body kindled the sacred birth; Night shall awake to the anthem of the stars, The days become a happy pilgrim march.
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Other Editions/The Spiritual Significance of Flowers/Chapter 4.htm
Chapter 4 Living for the Divine We are united towards the same goal and for the same accomplishment - for a work, unique and new, that the Divine Grace has given us to accomplish. I hope that more and more you will understand the exceptional importance of this work and that you will feel in yourselves the sublime joy that the accomplishment will give you. The divine force is with you - feel its presence more and more and be careful never to betray it. Feel, wish, act, that you may be new beings for the realisation of a new world, and for this my blessings shall always be with you. THE MOTHER Some give their soul to the Divine, some their life, some