Guiding Light of The Month

O Lord, how ardently do I call and implore Thy love! Grant that my aspiration may be intense enough to awaken the same aspiration everywhere: oh, may good- ness, justice and peace reign as supreme masters, may ignorant egoism be overcome, darkness be suddenly illu- minated by Thy pure Light; may the blind see, the deaf hear, may Thy law be proclaimed in every place and, in a constantly progressive union, in an ever more perfect harmony, may all, like one single being, stretch out their arms towards Thee to identify themselves with Thee and manifest Thee upon earth. - The Mother

Along the Way… November 2017 Walk Review (walk no 387)

The November 2017 Walk was a special one. We had new hosts (Mr. Sule & family) and our walk was at a new park- Chestnut Nature Park.


Located along Chestnut Avenue, Chestnut Nature Park is very close to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and stretches along BKE, from Gali Batu Flyover to Dairy Farm Flyover. The park stretches over an area of 81 hectares and is considered Singapore’s largest nature park.

After the morning exercise, we decided to do both the Northern and Southern trails of the park. The weather was very pleasant and we confidently set out to cover the ~6 km walk before 10 AM.

We started on the Northern trail- and quickly realized that there were more bikers than hikers. There were very clear bike and hiking routes- making it safe for both. The route was very green- with trees of all kinds lining the mud path. We came across many small rivulets and even natural bridges like the one on the right. Towards the middle of the trail, we came across a watchtower (below) in its final legs of construction. Once done, it will provide an amazing view of the park and the water reserve. 

We soon finished the Northern Trail and realized we were well within time to go on the Southern Trail. The Southern Trail turned out to be a bit more difficult than the Northern trail- but with even more spectacular views. We passed through fields of long grass and some steep slopes on this trail.
Finally, we finished the walk by 10 AM and made our way to Mr. Sules place for prayers, meditation (We were all enthralled by the excellent recitation of “Symbol dawn” by Uncle Sule) and an incredibly tasty Marathi brunch.

This was a walk to remember, truly!
-          Saurab

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