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On Walden Pond

On Walden Pond pics by Arun Shanbhag
I started the New Year chanting Lokāh Samastāh Sukino Bhavantū at an Amma Satsang. Then after a short nap, drove over to a friend’s and chanted the Hanuman Chalisa, seven times; then walked around Walden Pond. What a beautiful day to experience the magnificent.

Walking Yoga, circumambulating the emerald blue stillness. A time to quiet the mind and observe thoughts in action (or inaction). Don’t try to understand, don’t judge, just be the silent observer. Like the still waters, tall trees and blue sky. Just be. The Universe will carry on. Om!

Lokāh Samastāh Sukino Bhavantū
May all be at Peace


On Walden Pond pics by Arun Shanbhag

A walking trail goes around the entire pond. Beautiful! Om!
On Walden Pond Walking Trail pics by Arun Shanbhag

The gentle lapping of the water created these striations in the sand. Om!
On Walden Pond pics by Arun Shanbhag

Om!
On Walden Pond pics by Arun Shanbhag

Om!
On Walden Pond pics by Arun Shanbhag

Whatever is there, is here too. Om!
On Walden Pond pics by Arun Shanbhag

*Larger version of opening pic here



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Comments

  1. Wow.. bowled over at the nature’s beauty.. Lucky Arun… what a way to start the new year..

  2. Beautiful…..enchanting.

  3. Beautiful pictures Arun!

  4. Read about Walden through Thoreau. Now I can understand the beauty of the place and its influence on the thinker.

  5. i LOVE this.

  6. Beautiful images (and mantra). One of my yoga teachers chants that at the end of every practice. Looks like a gorgeous day- kind of like the one we are experiencing today in MD! I want to wrap up my day with some vinyasa 🙂

    • We have been blessed this winter ~ Wait, what winter!
      … how are the kids doing? Come and visit us in Boston.
      Currently in Mumbai with M&M

      Hope you Vinyasa went well. Best Wishes to all.
      Arun

  7. You said it so well Arun – “Like the still waters, tall trees and blue sky. Just be. The Universe will carry on. Om!”

    Hope M&M are doing well.

    Suman

    Note: changed avatars when I moved from LJ to WP

  8. Beautiful pictures Arun!

  9. This reminded me of HDT’s book…

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