Know Thy Master – Champaklal on one of Sri Aurobindo’s habits

VASE OF ROSES

…when Sri Aurobindo and Mother lived in Library House, Sri Aurobindo used to remove (with Chinese chopsticks) the bones from the fish that Mother fed the cats.

After coming to Meditation House, Sri Aurobindo used to arrange one vase of roses every day and keep it on a small table in Mother’s dressing room. We still have that vase.

At nightfall, he would take all the flower vases from the rooms and leave them on a table – it was a folding table that Mother had ordered from France – in the passage one enters on opening the staircase door. At present in the place of that table there is a small cupboard near the door.

Ref: Champaklal Speaks