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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….”


In the Presence of the Omniscience Silence – A Vintage Glimpse


The steep winding pathway to the Aashram

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


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


  4. Amit Agarwal says:

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


  5. Maliny Mohan says:

    Serene it is. Loved the pictures and account:)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Ravish Mani says:

    Thanks for the lovely poem with beautiful pics. 🙂


  7. Vimala Ramu says:

    Did you do Bipaashana?


  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 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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

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