[Unostentatious certitude] is the complete negation of "bluff"* I find it very beautiful. When I saw this flower, it struck me as something very profound, very calm — and absolutely sure, something unmoving. I don't know why, but the longer I looked at it, the more it gave me that impression and when I was asked its significance, I said, "Unostentatious certitude". It is what one might call a superlative good taste in spiritual experience, something that contains more than it expresses.

There is only one thing to do: to proceed on one's way keeping one's own faith and certitude, and not bother about contradictions and denials. There are people who need the support and trust and certitude of others to feel comfortable and to be at ease; they are always unhappy because, of course, they will always come across people who do not believe, and so they will be upset and it will trouble them. One must find one's own certitude within oneself, keep it in spite of everything and go one's way whatever the cost, to the very end. The victory is for the most enduring. To maintain one's endurance in spite of all opposition, the support must be unshakable, and one support alone is unshakable, that of the Reality, the Supreme Truth.

Assured and calm, it never argues.

Nicotiana plumbaginifolia
Fragrant small white salverform flower with a long corolla tube divided into five pointed lobes; borne in loose racemes. A wild herb.

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Certitude of Victory

It is not noisy, but it is sure.

Catesbaea spinosa
Lily thorn, Spanish guava
Medium-sized greenish yellow pendulous funnel shaped flower with a long narrow corolla tube and the limb split into four waxy pointed lobes; borne singly. A spiny shrub with small glossy leaves.

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Unostentatious Certitude
It does not attract attention or try to convince anyone.

Platycodon grandiflorus
Balloon flower, Chinese bellflower
Medium-sized double open funnelform lavender blue flower with deeper coloured veins; borne singly. A low spreading perennial herb.

Photo Courtesy: Carl E Lewis

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