Religion's real business is to prepare man's mind, life and bodily existence for the spiritual consciousness to take it up; it has to lead him to that point where the inner spiritual light begins fully to emerge. It is at this point that religion must learn to subordinate itself, not to insist on its outer characters, but give full scope to the inner spirit itself to develop its own truth and reality. In the meanwhile it has to take up as much of man's mentality, vitality, physicality as it can and give all his activities a turn towards the spiritual direction, the revelation of a spiritual meaning in them, the imprint of a spiritual refinement, the beginning of a spiritual character.

Religious Thoughts
Can only be utilised when it is freed from the influence of religions.

Wrightia tinctoria
Pala indigo plant
Small fragrant white star-shaped flower with a delicate fringed corona; borne in many-flowered cymes. A small to medium-sized deciduous tree with milky sap and thin beanlike pendulous fruits.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

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