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… SAS Walk on 7th June 2015

The morning on Sunday 7th June dawned as a lovely, cool, cloudy day most appropriate for an outdoor walk. The past fortnight had sizzled Singapore with high heat and humidity. Therefore, all the SAS members who assembled in the light drizzle were quite happy to be armed with umbrellas for this planned activity.

The assembly point had to be changed at the last minute due to the SEA Games Triathlon events being held at the East Coast Park that morning. However, Mr Ramanathan’s timely communication about this to all the expected participants was helpful. By 8.30 am about twenty of us were ready for the pre-walk warm-up exercises. We followed the exercise routine led young Rishabh quite confidently.

Cool breeze flowed gently by the seaside as we began our walk in the beautiful ECP. Who could fail to appreciate and enjoy the scenic cloudscape, the lap-lap of the incessantly rolling ocean waves, the chirruping birds, the gracefully swaying trees, fragrant flowers and the soft chit-chat of the walkers and passers-by?  All too soon, it was time to end the walk and start for the host’s venue.  As we boarded the vehicles, it started to rain heavily. What a gentle reminder of dear Mother’s bountiful blessings upon us – we could complete our walk without any disruptions!

Mr. Anand and Mrs Vrunda Patel and family warmly welcomed the large turn-out of members and guests for the meditation and brunch at their residence. With eyes shut and minds focussed, everyone enjoyed the meditation sessions to the accompaniment of melodious mantra chanting. The SAS family members joyfully joined the birthday celebration of dear Shiv who cut a cake very enthusiastically. This was followed by a scrumptious brunch at the Clubhouse. We are grateful to the hosts for organizing and making such excellent arrangements for the June walk.

We returned with memories of a Sunday morning spent in the company of affectionate friends and beautiful environment.

-         Anju Aditya

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