Sweet Now Year

Sweetness is in the air….it comes in surprising ways, in the most unexpected moments when hearts touch.

This morning I was walking down from Skandashram, the cave site on the Mountain Arunachala where the great sage Ramana Maharshi lived for six years in the early part of this century.

Approaching from below, I noticed a gentle looking man walking the steep slope with a teenage girl. They both smiled at me and the man said, “We want to wish you a very Happy New Year. This year will be very good for you, spiritual and prosperous. A very sweet year.”

The young girl who I presumed was his daughter handed me a candy. Her father then said, “And we are handing out sweets. You have come so far to be in India, we want this sweetness to go around the world, so we wish you all the sweetness and that you will take it with you. All the best spiritually.”

I could feel the corners of my mouth turning up higher and higher and said, “Thank you both for your sweet words and the sweet. And yes, we are ONE family.”

Then they continued walking up towards the cave as my steps took me down the rock imbedded trail. Their genuine open heartedness felt like a love song to being.

Yes, I thought, this is India!  

A Butterfly Seen Walking Down from Skandashram, Tiruvannamalai, South India

A Butterfly Seen Walking Down from Skandashram, Tiruvannamalai, South India


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2 Responses to Sweet Now Year

  1. Jayashri Fairclough says:

    What a magical morning! But this is totally normal on the slopes of Arunachala, and in India as well. One of those extraordinary moments in a country of juxtapositions.

    • smallpebbles says:

      Yes! Magical……these two people beamed a huge bright love more than the usual. After the butterfly had a lovely meeting with a langur (photos on the next post). Okay, off for another Hill morning! xx

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