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The Retreat of  Yogada Satsang Society 15 Kms. from Shimla near a village called Panthi

He asked me in his piquant way

“What did they teach you at The Retreat

When you went away….”

I wrapped my mind around the globe of silence

Undaunted by watchful mountains

And guarded by a benevolent sky

I tried to word the typhoon

Welling within

Failing, I gasped for a reply

Simple and succinct

Which will reinforce his faith

In his world of friends and foes

Beliefs and dis-beliefs

He waited patiently

As I looked deep into his twinkling gaze at a loss

Tumbled out an answer at long last

“I did not go to learn anything as yet…

Just wanted see….

How the Formidable Silence works on me….”

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In the Presence of the Omniscience Silence – A Vintage Glimpse

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The steep winding pathway to the Aashram

This is just the preliminary to a riveting Travelogue I am soon going to etch…

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About gc1963

A working woman with interests in reading, writing, music, poetry and fine arts.

20 responses »

  1. Bikramjit says:

    Looking forward to knowing more about the place.. I never heard of this place and we went to shimla every month. .

    Beautiful pictures. .

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  2. Archie says:

    loved the pics 🙂

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  3. gc1963 says:

    This has come up more recently. Thanks

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  4. Amit Agarwal says:

    Amazingly beautiful meditative introspection!
    The last three lines give us a glimpse of samadhi…Loved it!

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  5. Maliny Mohan says:

    Serene it is. Loved the pictures and account:)

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  6. Ravish Mani says:

    Thanks for the lovely poem with beautiful pics. 🙂

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  7. Vimala Ramu says:

    Did you do Bipaashana?

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  8. Ankita says:

    I love such camps and short retreats! they recharge my drained batteries. Urban life drains us often and such short breaks seem like a precious gift. Lovely photographs and beautiful words 🙂

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  9. The ashram looks peaceful. Moving on to the next post to see how silence has worked on you. 🙂

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