Saturday, August 23, 2008

Mt Abu, India and the Brahmakumaris

It will be a foggy dawn,
& one day I will be gone,
My seat will be empty;

[I tried my hand in a bit of poetry - the photo is actually from Mt Abu one foggy dawn in fact.]

Anyway the photos of Brahmakumaris' campus at Mt Abu are in one slide and the other is of the road from Ahmedabad to Mt Abu  & back.

It was raining so heavily all the time causing darkness, and I am yet to find out some people take wonderful rain photos without damaging their equipment!!!

You can find more about them here
What an organisation! Very much into education of Rajyoga... and very much organised!! I have been introduced to Yoga and all these Indian ways of life and Spiritual Attainment when I was at the age of 6. Let me confess that I do not practise Yoga or lead an ideal life. (Hey! Wait wait! It is not that I lead a sinful life either! Do not get any wrong ideas into your minds!!). But what I meant is that though I do not practice Yoga and all, I know the benefits of the same. When we talk of yoga that we usually talk about is it is a Physical exercise- external and internal both. Yes most yogic exercise that we talk about help us in in our physical well being - both external (muscles, suppleness, etc) and internal (liver/ kidney/backbones etc). But Rajayoga is something like Transcendental Meditation (by Maharshi Mahesh Yogi) -- it is an exercise of the Mind. Among all the groups that we have here in India, I found (with my limited knowledge but I am willing to bet on myself) Brahmakumaris is the only organised body that devotes its time to teaching Rajayoga.

Ahmedabad to Mt Abu.


Sujoy Bhattacharjee said...

Aw! The pics did not come out alright.
Any way something better than nothing.

ShantanuDas said...

Yeah... it was foggy so I experimented... 4 am in the morning and foggy and heavy rains... yea.. as u said better than nothing! haha

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