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Flowers have a very special place in the life of men, and perhaps more so in the life of the devotees of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
In the Ashram, the Mother used flowers as a help to the Sadhaks in their Sadhana. "I give you flowers", she once told to a sadhak, "so that you may develop the Divine qualities they symbolise".
In this book more than eight hundred flowers have been given by their botanical names along with their spiritual names and significances as revealed by the Mother. Almost each page of this book contains select passages from the writings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother which help the readers to a deeper understanding of the silent messages of this beautiful creation of the nature.
Though primarily a book of the Mother, Sri Aurobindo's touch is invariably felt since the spiritual significances of the flowers correspond to his incisive psychological analysis of the different planes of human consciousness and parts of the being.
Beautifully produced, this unique book is a gracious benediction of the Mother and will be cherished as a treasure by all who love flowers.
About the Author:
Born in Paris in 1878, the Mother studied painting at an art studio and became an accomplished artist. Primarily interested in inner development, she was associated with several groups of spiritual seekers in France.
In 1914 she journeyed to India to meet the Indian mystic Sri Aurobindo in Puducherry and settled there permanently in 1920. For nearly fifty years, she was the head of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, from its founding in 1926 until her passing in 1973. She also established a school, the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, in 1952, and an international township, Auroville, in 1968.