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… September 2015 Morning Walk – A Review

The Walk was in the East Coast Park, which is a 15 km stretch of outdoor revelry for locals as well as tourists known for its variety of sporting, entertainment and dining attractions.

After warming up exercises, the members split into 3 to 4 groups and started walking along in their own pace and sharing their thoughts, enjoying the beautiful sights and sounds of Mother Nature. The colourful Bougainvillea all along reminded me of the significance Mother has given to them. 

She says that every colour of these beautiful flowers signifies the awesome divine protection in ways like: attempt at protection, discreet protection, Psychic protection, emotional protection, vital protection, physical protection, integral protection, triple protection, manifold protection and protection of the gods. My thoughts also took a walk along Srimad Bhagavatham where Krishna says to Balarama that “Look at the trees laden with flowers. The boughs are so heavy with flowers they are bearing, they are almost touching the ground. It seems to me like they are falling at your feet and asking you to rid them of some sin which they have committed in some previous birth of theirs which has made them to be born as trees.” (Quote from Srimad Bhagavatham by Kamala Subramaniam). Nature is described by Krishna so lovingly, who is awed at His own creation!

Our host, Arjun Madan took a long stride in giving us a warm welcome at his “My Manhattan” with a cosy function room and the beautiful roses radiant in the presence of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. With meditation music, reading of prayers and bringing blessings to all members celebrating their birthdays and wedding anniversary this month, I felt the Ananda pervading everywhere. The brunch was really delicious and fruit platter was heavenly with exotic fruits! Our sincere gratitude to the young and bright host Arjun Madan, and the collaborators Ramanathan, Ami and Sanjay, for the beautiful experience and memory to walk forward with!
First Sunday of every month is always one to look forward to by me and my family, to enjoy the morning walk with our dear friends of Sri Aurobindo Society in the beautiful parks of our scintillating Singapore and the get-togethers in the blissful atmosphere at the hosts’ home!

Our dear Uncle Patel, Mr Dhana, Dr Nadkarni, Mr Rajah and Mr Shashilal Kashyap have paved the happy highway for that and we walk along with an evergreen gratitude towards them.

-        Jayalakshmi
On 6th September, we had our monthly walk at East Coast Park, near car park F3. We tried to find a spot to do our warm up exercises. The beach was a good spot so we started doing our warm up exercises facing the sea. It was so tranquil that I could hear the calm and soothing waves hitting the shore. After the warm up exercises, we took a group photo to safe keep for memories.

We started our walk. I followed the veterans Ramanathan uncle, Anand uncle, Saurav uncle who decided to walk till Changi beach and return back. Ramanathan uncle and Anand uncle were ahead of us. The peace was disturbed by the roar of jet engines. It reminded me of nearby changi airport. The walk seemed never ending. We ran out of time so we had to return back soon. We had walked about 7km.

After the walk, we went for brunch where we did our opening and closing meditations. It was very peaceful during the meditations.  The food was very delicious and all of us enjoyed it. We all thanked the host for a good brunch and walk.

-        Dheeraj

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