Guiding Light of The Month

OH, let Light be poured on all the earth and Peace inhabit every heart. . . Almost all know only the material life heavy, inert, conservative, obscure; their vital forces are so tied to this physical form of existence that, even when left to themselves and outside the body, they are still solely occupied with these material contingencies that are yet so harassing and painful. . . - The Mother

Along The Way……Reflections on the January 2013 Morning Walk

It was a fresh start to the New Year and on the first Sunday of the year on a bright sunny morning at the East Coast Park. The sea was calm, unlike what we had seen and experienced at Pondicherry the previous month, and it brought to mind all the great experiences that we had by the beach in Pondy. About 15 people had come for the walk. It was great to catch up with members of the society especially after the year end break, and I shared my experiences in Pondicherry with those who were unable to attend the retreat. Surrounded by joggers, cyclists and campers, the park had a vibrant atmosphere that made the walk a pleasant experience. Along the way, we saw a mass exercise session in one of the open field areas as well. On our way back to the starting point, we met the others who had joined us for the walk slightly later.

After we concluded the walk, we proceeded to Nisha Aunty’s house for the meditation and brunch. This was the first time that I was meeting many people after the retreat in December, so I got to catch up with many people. One of the main topics of discussion was about the O-level results that Pradeeptha and Vishnu were due to receive in 4 days. A regular feature of the January brunch over the years has been the cake-cutting for Vishnu’s Birthday, which falls on January 2nd. As we watched Ananya, Anjali, Sophia & Deepika thoroughly enjoying themselves with the cake cutting and the celebrations, I thought to myself that the Society has a wonderful new set of cute kids who would be doted upon over the next decade. As they say in sports, it is time for us to step back and let the young talent take over the field. We enjoyed a sumptuous brunch and took leave of Aunty and Ashish.

- Pranav

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