Thursday, May 31, 2012

Murud Monday...contd

The meditation in the water gave us a lot of rest. In no mood to take bath and get into clothes, we had hot upma, which was terribly dry, and owing to the amount of salty water that passed our tongue, it did not taste good at all.


After that chota recharge we were ready for a game of flying disc. The power and balance of our wrists was put to test. I realized that different sports bring out different aspects of one's personality and its so necessary. The current generation kids are completely missing out on this.

Just before the game we did a running race in knee deep waters. Rohit Ranjan, Deep, Deepak, Pramod and me; guess what? 2 of them fell down and I came first. This is our YES!+ youth from
metros in their early 20s! This is not it, later we had a 100m (might have been 80meters) sprint. No chocolates for guessing that I, a man who has entered his 40s, came first!!!

Now I don't know whether the credit goes to 15 years of Sudarshan Kriya and Padmasadhana or it was a mischief played by junk food and internet addiction!

And then came the best part - Padmasadhana on the beach in shorts. What a feeling it was to feel the sand on arms, legs, stomach chest, face. Had never felt such intimacy with the earth, to some extent like a foreplay! With the rhythmic sound of the waves in the background the Hari Om meditation was magical. Man, how would it be doing Hollow-n-Empty on the beach?


More might follow in the next post :-)

Cheers

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Entrance of the Janjira Fort

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Well, here I am, in a Hammock on d Murud beach :-)

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Are these Trees fighting?

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The Murud sea in d morning

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Guess where I am?

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Soothing evening Sun @ Murud beach

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Murud Monday

My best Monday of year 2011 was my birthday 16 May, as I spent it in the physical presence of my Guru His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. It started with the RudraPuja with HIM and HE putting HIS garland around my neck...and a lot more expression of love followed in the rest of the day :-).

This year so far, the best Monday has been 28 May, that's yday! Started with Padmasadhana, then packing for the Murud trip and then Sudarshan Kriya followed by meditation on the Rudram.

Fast fwd....we reached Murud at 330pm, booked into a very modest resort on the beach. 5 of us, all boys...that made a lot of things easy..well you know what I mean ;-).


From 4pm till 9pm we were in shorts bare-chested either on the beach or in the water.

As you enter the water you are greeted by the small waves like playful kids running towards you. As you go deeper you meet the ruffians who literally rag you. One after other the huge waves were slapping our backs or stomachs or chests, many a time even stripping our pants!

But when you go even deeper, the romance with the sea begins. The wave gently hugs you and shyly passes away. You just jump to keep your head above the water and glide back down to land your feet.

Later we sat cross legged in the shallow water, which was just above the naval, occasionally reaching the chin, and chanted Om Namah Shivaya. The meditation that followed was a revelation of how much the five elements love us. The depression created by the receding sand beneath us, made the earth hold us as though not wanting to leave us. The water was gently rocking us back n forth as though playing mischievously throwing us off balance. The air was caressing our skin as though wanting to cool it as the fire in the Sun was warming us with its affection. And we were surrounded by space all over.

Bliss unbounded...:-)

And that's not it.

More later.

Cheers
PS: about 200ft away from where I am lying down, the silvery waters are reflecting the half moon making a soft whisper.
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