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… Feb 2016 Morning Walk - A Review

The morning walk in February was at East Coast Park. This is the event of every month which we always look forward to. East Coast Park which has a total land size of 185 hectares and which is built entirely on reclaimed land, is one of Singapore's most treasured urban getaways. Its scenic coastline stretches over 15 km.
It was raining in the morning and the sky was dark. It was quite evident that the rain would not stop soon. We were eager to meet our friends and join the walk and hoped that everything would be alright and that we would win over the inclement weather when we reached the East Coast Park.
It was a day of inspiration, determination and dedication.
There was no surprise at all when we met Kashyap uncle at the park who had come even in the rainy weather to join all of us who had come for the walk. He is an inspiration to all of us. Whatever may be the circumstances, the message was quite clear—Move on. This inspiration that we got boosted our zeal and determination to continue with the walk.
Everybody was dot on time at 8 AM at the park. There we saw a few families who had been tenting overnight in the park. It was just a start of the long holidays and families were enjoying with camping overnight. Our lovely photo was taken in the rain with everybody holding an umbrella. It was quite thrilling and there was a feeling of satisfaction. After waiting for about half an hour, we started off for the pleasant walk under the swaying coconut palms and Casuarinas. A strong determination was there to keep going.
Along the way, I had the pleasure of a discussion with Mr Ramanathan on topics related to Shrimad Bhagavad-Gita. The atmosphere was just nice to discuss. It was a beautiful moment. A long seemingly unending stretch of road, the blue waters of the sea, with its end nowhere in sight and the droplets of rain falling from the dark skies, the sound of rain drops on the umbrellas that we were holding and a cool pleasant breeze whispering in our ears. These are the moments that we should enjoy and cherish. We all came back to the meeting point at 9.50am. We moved off to Mrs Nisha’s place. After everybody gathered there, we started off with the Opening Meditation. After the Prayers were read we had a lovely brunch. The brunch was no less than a lunch with a variety of items. I should not forget to mention the presence of Ashish, who was there at the Meditation and as a host for the brunch. He had a flight in the afternoon to India. That was dedication.

We went back with the memory of the joyous and the precious moments spent with our dear ones and look forward to the next month’s walk.

-          Kiran Sule

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