WORLD (See also EARTH)

The really new thing is that a new world is born, born, born. It is not the old one transforming itself, it is a new world that is born. And we are right in the midst of this period of transition where the two are entangled — where the old still persists all-powerful, entirely dominating the ordinary consciousness, but where the new one is quietly slipping in, still very modest, unnoticed — unnoticed to the extent that outwardly it doesn't disturb anything very much for the time being, and in the consciousness of most people it is even quite imperceptible. And yet it is working, it is growing — until the time comes when it will be strong enough to assert itself visibly.

The situation we are in is very special, extremely special, without precedent. We are witnessing the birth of a new world; it is very young, very weak - not in its essence but in its outer manifestation - not yet recognised, not even sensed, denied by the majority. But it is here. It is here, making an effort to grow, absolutely sure of the result. But the road to it is a completely new road that has never been mapped out before - nobody has gone there, nobody has done that! It is a beginning, a universal beginning. So it is an absolutely unexpected and unpredictable adventure.

New World
The result of transformation.

Bixa orellana
Annatto, Lipstick tree, Achiote
Medium-sized pale lavender pink flower with six rounded widely separated petals and a centre of numerous golden stamens with prominent lavender anthers; borne in few-flowered clusters. A large shrub or small tree bearing ornamental seed pods in red, green or yellow with bright orange seeds.

Blessings on the Material World

Puissant and innumerable, they answer all needs.

Scabiosa atropurpurea
Mournful widow, Sweet scabius, Pincushion flower, Egyptian rose
Small rounded heads composed of tiny mildly fragrant deep purple flowers with numerous white stamens resembling a pincushion, the outer row with larger rounded lobes; borne singly on long stems. An erect annual with somewhat leathery leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Ellievanhoutte

Divine Love Governing the World
A beautiful and happy world for which we all aspire.

Brownea coccinea
Scarlet flame bean
Large striking dense rounded clusters of numerous brilliant orange red cup-shaped flowers with exserted stamens. A small to medium-sized tree with soft pendulous translucent new leaves.

Picture Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

Divine Love Spreading Over the World
Innumerable, succulent, it gives strength and life untiringly.

Punica granatum
Medium to large nearly round thick-skinned fruit that is yellow tinged with red when ripe and contains many seeds enclosed in a juicy reddish edible pulp; A shrub or small tree.

Photo Courtesy: Shiva shankar