THE TRIP TO THE
Our trip to Rishikesh started with fervor, anticipation and excitement. I had covered a major portion of the Himalayan tour in 2003 and now, I had been invited to sit on her lap yet again-a thing I had not imagined in my wildest dreams. As is held about other pilgrimage sites, I believe that no one can go to the
Without transgressing its’ importance, I was keenly aware that every moment in the Himalayan range is meditation itself as we take in the divine vibrations pervading all around into our very being; through the pores of our skin, thru the air we breathe, thru our sight ,thru the kiss of the wind that envelops us and thru the silence and stillness that blankets the entire region. !!!
The sight of the Himalayan ranges with its’ bountiful waterfalls, luscious greenery, the
I got many a chance to do active meditation when I had to go down or climb up tiny stony slopes with a hundred percent concentration so that I do not become a casualty nor spoil the pilgrimage for the rest.
However, the highlight of the meditation experience for me was on the banks of the Yamuna. It was barely for 30 minutes. I experienced the pranava sound pervading everywhere. Since ‘cosmos ‘is a big word , I will describe that it enveloped the vast expanse of the sky above, the intervening space to include the waters of the Yamuna. Had we sat longer, may be I would have heard it within too. How did I experience this? I blocked the mind to the sound of the waves that were softly lashing by. All that was left was-AUM!!! I have heard accounts that this is experienced at
The care and support and attitude of service that pulsated within the whole group given to us by our VERY OWN SWAMI!!!
The discipline that was present all through-ingrained into us by our VERY OWN SWAMI.
The love that pervaded between everyone-infused into us by our VERY OWN SWAMI. Everyone was joyous and happy all the time.
WITH PRANAMS AT HIS LOTUS FEET.
-- Dr.Vasantha Nair