Adds its smiling touch to life without making a fuss.

Momordica charantia
Balsam pear, Bitter gourd, Bitter cucumber
Small slightly fragrant light yellow saucer-shaped flower with five soft rounded petals and a tiny centre of light orange anthers; borne singly from the leaf axils. An annual vine with deeply lobed leaves and warty edible fruit.

Photo Courtesy: B.navez

Sweetness of Thought Turned Exclusively towards the Divine
Lovely, joyful, sweet and calm, sheltered from all conflicts.

Nerium oleander
Oleander, Rosebay
Sweetly fragrant single salverform flower with five separated lobes that are pink fading to pale pink on the edges and twisted suggesting a pinwheel, and a light yellow centre with a delicate fringed corona; borne in loose cymes. A prolific flowering shrub with stiff lanceolate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

Sweetness of Power Surrendered to the Divine (Sweetness of Auroville)
Sweetness itself becomes powerful when it is at the service of the Divine.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
Large single light gold to apricot yellow flower with crinkled petals and a striking white to light pink pinwheel centre.

Photo Courtesy: Gaeti

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