This post is related to my today's flower series in my Photoblog. I have been posting flower pictures for sometime now and will continue to as I take more pictures..

Yesterday when I was reading this book, "STORIES Told by the MOTHER", a book which I purchased few years back from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, I happened read a very interesting chapter of Mother's life. I always feel happy to see a flower or flower's picture. But never knew why I felt that happiness. But yesterday after reading this chapter, I got my answer for why I feel that kinda small happiness. After reading that story, I felt it appropriate the share it with all.

Mother said, flowers are extremely receptive. Most of the people don't receive  it always because they are less receptive than the flower, and they waste the force that has been put in it through their unconsciousness and lack of receptivity. But the force is always there and the flower receives it wonderfully.

But I loved the part how Mother learned it by herself and let the world know how to feel the receptiveness.
When Mother was living in Paris, she learnt occultism for two years through an occultist whom she has never met. The occultist's wife was a clairvoyant and had an absoultely remarkable capacity-precisely- of transmitting forces. She sent Mother a letter with petals of pomegranate flower, "Divine's Love".At that time Mother had not given the meaning to the flower(People who know about Mother will know that she has given meanings for each flower). The occultist's wife sent the flower petals saying these petals were bringing her protection and force. Mother trusted the lady and kept the flowers always with her inside her watch in her chain. Mother always felt a kind of energy,warmth, confidence, force which came from that flower. Mother did not think about it, but she felt it.

One day, suddenly she felt quite depleted,as though a support that was there had gone. Mother felt something very unpleasant. She asked, "it is strange; what has happened?"
Mother kept on asking herself that nothing unpleasant has actually happened and why should she feel so empty, emptied of energy? And in the evening, when she took of her watch and chain, she noticed that the petals were gone. There was not one petal left. Then she really knew that they carried a considerable charge of power, for which she had felt the difference without even knowing the reason. It was after this Mother saw how one could use flowers by charging them with forces..

7/7/2010 12:29:13 pm

thanks for writing. I often see flowers decorated as samarpanam to MOTHER. I too do it.
Flowers hav a magnetic power.. they attract everyone & demand attention :)

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