Guiding Light of The Month

THERE is a great difference between being in the midst of active work, of external action, while keeping one’s thought constantly fixed on Thee, and entering into that perfect union with Thee which leads to what I have called “absolute Consciousness, true Omniscience, Knowledge”. - The Mother

Along the Way… The October 2014 Walk

The venue for this month was Gardens by the Bay.

Gardens by the Bay are an integral part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a "Garden City" to a "City in a Garden". The stated aim is to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city.

The amazing creative structures like Supertrees Grove, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest reminded me of the painting done by the earliest man in Pachmarhi caves, the Buddhist architectural forms - Stupas, the Chaityas in Sanchi and the huge and awesome Shiva temple in Bhojpur and Taj-ul-Masjid in Bhopal, which we visited in the earlier part of this month. My wonder knew no bounds when I saw in these monuments and architectural splendour the manifestation of the creative urge of the Divine in man.

There were 15 to 20 members of our Sri Aurobindo Centre who joined us for the walk through the Garden. The fresh air and the unending variety of vegetation and the enchanting colorful flowers and their communion with our souls go beyond words to express! Mother, in her life time gave “names” and “significances” to 898 flowers. Many of those flowers were to be found in the Garden, such as the hibiscus, which was in ravishing abundance.

The smooth flow of harmony in Nature was experienced in the beautiful abode of our dear Kashyapji and Urmilji too! Everything from beautiful paintings to the collective musical offering given by Kashyapji’s family members elevated our mind and spirit. Meditation, reading of Prayers and wishing all our members born in October were followed by a gorgeous treat to our taste buds!

Everything from starters to main lunch to desserts also had the harmony in bringing culturally different scintillating dishes, starting an early Deepavali celebration!

Our sincere gratitude to dear Kashyapji and family for the awesome October experience!

-          Jayalakshmi

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