Note on Illustrations
In this book, we have used six illustrations of flowers under which their special spiritual significance is mentioned. The spiritual significance of these flowers was identified by The Mother. She said, "Flowers speak to us when we know how to listen to them. It is a subtle and fragrant language."
The names of these flowers and their spiritual significance are as follows: Canna Xgeneralis (Physical Centre), Dendranthema Xgrandiflorum (Life Energy or Vital Energy), Thevetia Peruviana (Mind), Leucaena Leucocephala (Knowledge), Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis (Ananda). There is also a picture of Anthocephalus Cadamba (Supramental Sun).
The relevance of the flowers in this book is to be found in the fact that the Taittiriya Upanishad speaks of five levels of consciousness, physical, vital, mental, supramental and blissful. The picture Supramental Sun corresponds to vijnānamaya of the Taittiriya Upanishad.