Monday, October 13, 2014

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

You can’t write about the Ashram in a single post, you need a complete dedicated blog to comment about Sri Aurobindo, Mother and about their Ashram at Pondicherry. Here, I have just scribbled my experience of visiting the center of meditation – their Samadhis.

I have been here for the second time, but felt the same fresh feel and bliss. We walked through the beautiful small garden filled with lovely flowers and greenery, onto the "Samadhi" of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. The Samadhis were decorated with fabulous flowers and looks so serene.

Once we reach the Samadhi’s and sat in front of them.., believe me the time flew by like anything. I don’t know how to meditate..., I wasn’t doing anything over there..., I was just sitting in the meditation place closing my eyes, but and somehow I felt like lost in a dream ( Is that what others call as meditation?). It was such a peaceful place, except the chirping of the birds , nothing could be heard off!!!. If you’re regularly practicing meditation, you’ll feel definitely great.

You need to be completely silent inside the ashram premises, cannot speak once after you leave your footwear out and entered into the ashram. Kids below 3 aren't allowed. Photography isn't allowed inside. There's one book-shop, in case you want to read/buy some spiritual books. It’s not so big campus,

If you’re there to just to tour, It will take just about 15-20 minutes to take a look at around the complete ashram. If you’re there to sit and meditate, you may end-up spending hours infront of the Samadhi’s itself !.

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1 Comment to "Sri Aurobindo Ashram"

Asha Arden said...

I will be there in April staying in one of the guest houses.
Last visit to Pondi was in 1999. I'm so stoked.
Asha