Guiding Light of The Month

O Lord, how ardently do I call and implore Thy love! Grant that my aspiration may be intense enough to awaken the same aspiration everywhere: oh, may good- ness, justice and peace reign as supreme masters, may ignorant egoism be overcome, darkness be suddenly illu- minated by Thy pure Light; may the blind see, the deaf hear, may Thy law be proclaimed in every place and, in a constantly progressive union, in an ever more perfect harmony, may all, like one single being, stretch out their arms towards Thee to identify themselves with Thee and manifest Thee upon earth. - The Mother

Along the way

February, the second month of the English calendar dawns with this thought that it is a special month - Mother's Birthday, on the 21st. The 5th of February, the day of our Sunday Morning Walk also dawned as a beautiful day bringing lots of hope and aspiration for Peace within. The atmosphere nature manifests at the Lower Pierce is one of calm silence at its best. It was encouraging to see many nature enthusiasts join in for the pre-walk exercises. The walk that followed was definitely aimed at reaching the recesses of the inner self, the mind. The calm stillness of the reservoir waters started taking over the moment, reflecting the same in our mind, gradually. The sharing took an angle towards scriptures and its place in one’s life. We reflected on one of Sri Aurobindo’s Thoughts and Aphorisms: “Immortality is not the survival of the mental personality after death, though that also is true, but the waking possession of the unborn and deathless Self of which body is only an instrument and a shadow."

The gentle breeze fanned these thoughts towards the Divine which one could see manifested all around. We walked the board walk with the reservoir water on one side and the dense tropical forest on one side. The lone kingfisher, glistening, velvety blue, reflected Krishna himself, on a far away branch…its watchful, alert eyes darting her e and there, alert and totally AWARE OF THE MOMENT, trying to tune to the movement in the water to catch unawares the fish that might surface.

The perfect harmony of nature was felt. So the exclusivity to the DIVINE can easily bring us “IN TUNE WITH THE INFINITE" provided one seeks it with earnestness and sincerity. All the values converge in our minds......... SINCERITY, PERSEVERENCE, GENORISITY, HUMILITY.
Just a keen observation of nature teaches us all these and more.

Join us with family and friends to share what we experience every month year after year...........and watch the inner transformation Nature can bring.
- Jayashree Venkat

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