A mind full of chatter, distracted with things to do, follow-ups, commitments, materialistic goals, and all other worries were temporarily laid to rest as I set out on a spiritual walk inside Osho Garden.
Quiet please! I told myself. I was Restless all this while. Meditation is ‘Learning to Silence the Mind’ Osho said. Yearning for peace, I wanted to defuse the endless mental activity. Until one mutes the inner noise, the mystic of life can’t be realized. To conquer, one should surrender.
The natural surroundings of Osho Garden suited to regain the peace I was longing for, the tranquil in which I could breathe a sigh of relief … away from the urban commotion, I sensed the aroma of earth.
No one was watching me, other than the occasional stares coming from the statues, plants, trees, stones and flowers rejoicing on the unpaved path. I found myself lost alone in natures company.
A divine connection can be established where there is calmness, intrinsic and extrinsic. With a refreshing soul, I walked with a blank canvass allowing it to get painted by mother natures brush strokes.
I saw a couple of birds sitting on tree tops, on seeing an outsider in their territory they departed without expressing discontent. God’s kind creation, I walked further.
There was not much of breeze and neither did the streams had current, the only musical sounds that was heard, came from the crushing of dry leaves between the mud and my footsteps.
The bamboo trees barricaded in a staggered way guarded the serenity of the land while the algae paired up with lotus leafs and turned the water green.
A good story had to end, and I returned to the exit, rewired, stealing valuable treasures from the spiritual world.
On stepping outside, the mental chatter switched on automatically and the engine of thoughts was set in motion. At least I could silence the mind for sometime.
“Rickshaw” … Shinde Chhatri?
Osho Garden is open for general public from 06:00 am to 09:00 am and 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm. Mornings are the best times to visit. Entry is free, but the experience is priceless. If you ignore the young couples hanging around, the garden is soothing.
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Author: Vijay Malhotra, Mumbai