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… June Walk Review (walk no 394)

June walk this month was at East Coast Park, a much loved walk venue for all of us. After many months, Auropriya and I managed to make the morning walk along with Anushna who was very excited to ‘go near ocean’.
I always find these walks a great reminder of how important exercise and in particular getting out into nature early in the morning is to our health and wellbeing. For Anushna as well, such exposure at a young age is great for her development. The Mother herself once said, “for a good many bodily defects can be rectified and many malformations avoided by an enlightened physical education given at the proper time”.
We walked along the coast and looking out at the sea with all the ships docked is always a pleasant sight. There were many others working out this morning, which was a great motivation for all of us. Our route towards the city and back was particularly challenging especially on the way back given it was a pretty warm and sunny day, but as a group the spirits were very high and we all completed the walk on time. A few other families and friends joined along the way making it for a sizable group and healthy turnout for the walk by the end.
We were joined this month by a few new faces namely Mr. Ram Chandrasekhar,   M/s Madhavan & Family who are long term devotees who we warmly welcomed into the Aurobindo family in Singapore.
Post the walk we were hosted this month by Popat Bhai and family. Vrunda, Anand and family who are always very warm and gracious hosts and this time was no different. After the meditation, prayers and reading of birthdays and anniversaries, we cut a cake for the June babies. This was particularly special for Anand, Vrunda and family as it is Shiv’s birthday in June.
This was followed by a sumptuous brunch of Thai food, which was a unique change of cuisine that was very well loved by all in attendance.  

                                                                                    Anuvrat Rao

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