Monday, May 4, 2015

Yoga Pilgrimage I

I joined the group of pilgrimage on the 25th at Divine Life Society, Rishikeshi, and from there we headed to Uttarkashi by jeep together. 

25日にリシケシのDivine Life Societyにて、グループに加わり、


We have to cross mountains and mountains, and yes, the roads are sometimes so narrow and rough that even today back in Gurgaon, I felt surprisingly comfortable and quiet here.
( Normally I complain about the roads in Gurgaon so... See how mind acts.)



In Uttarkashi, we stayed in a kind of 'modern' Gufa (cave) before Ganga river. 
It is really pretty :) and perfect for your intensive practice of Yoga.





So of course, internet let alone phone connection is very very limited.
But Swamiji told us that huge earthquake hit Nepal.





胸の前で、手を組んで円を作り、Peace Mantraを唱えました。



Our first activity in the morning for this 7 days started always with prayer for Nepal.

 We can continue this .

Make a circle with your arms in front of your chest with fingers interlaced each other.
Swami Ramaswarupananda ji called it 

'Globe Hugging Mudra'

Om Sarveshaam Svastir-Bhavatu |
Sarveshaam Shaantir-Bhavatu |
Sarveshaam Purnnam-Bhavatu |
Sarveshaam Manggalam-Bhavatu |

Om. May auspiciousness be unto all.
May peace be unto all.
May fullness be unto all.
May prosperity be unto all.

  Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Nir-Aamayaah |
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu
Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet |

May all be happy.
May all be free from disabilities.
May all look to the good of others.
May none suffer from sorrow.

Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya |
Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya |
Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya |

Lead me from the unreal to the Real.
From darkness to Light.
From mortality to Immortality.

Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Purnnam-Udacyate
Puurnnashya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate ||
Om. That is whole. This is whole
From the whole the whole becomes manifest.
From the whole when the whole is negated.
What remains is again the whole.

Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

(Sivananda Chant Book)