Today its Diwali, the celebration of lights. As it is a special day, there was no sevas in Sadhana forest. Everyone was free to go outside and celebrate Diwali.
I went out with my friends. Went to Auroville. Spent some time here and there. Some special Diwali celebration was happening at Upasana, an organic textile design unit in Auroville. We visited that place in the evening. Most of the people in Auroville were already there. The entire area was decorated with lights.
I found myself enjoying the routines of Sadhana. Early morning wake up call, morning circle, first seva in the forest most of the days that too in the rain, breakfast, adventurous second seva and lunch. And then a couple of community shifts in a week.
But the interesting thing was the freedom to go to Auroville in the afternoons, if there were no community shifts on that particular day. Sometimes we used to go after the dinner too.
Today I went out in the afternoon, after the lunch. I went to meet my friend who was staying in one of the Auroville guest houses. He is from Brazil. The first thoughts about Brazil for me would be Carnival, football and their enthusiasm. This dude was no different. It was a pleasure to be with this ever smiling happy dude, who also happened to be an amazing music lover.
We had a small musical jamming session. On my phone I had a few lines written by myself. Within seconds he gave those words a life. Music happens naturally to this guy. He sang it at least 5 different ways along with his Ukulele. I have a very short clipping of it uploaded in my Facebook page. You can watch it from here
It was again a Monday. Couldn’t believe that its been already a week. My initial plans of staying for 4 days was already been re-planned. The new plan was to stay till next Sunday so that I could attend an event that Gaurav invited me.
Lazy Sunday morning, no early wake up calls, no sevas, late breakfast and of course planning to go out for lunch. Today’s plan was to visit a Botanical garden nearby. After the breakfast and meeting some friends our plans changed. So we went to catch up with some more friends for lunch. It was a very interesting conversations happened during the lunch; it started from veganism and reached till Osho! Continue reading Travel Diary | Day 13 : The Botanical Garden Day→