The longest day comes to an end…一番長い日が終わり…

Today, Amma will arrive in the Chicago ashram, and yesterday was the Summer Solstice — the longest day of the year. We had 15 hours and 14 minute of sunlight, which is more than 6 hours longer than the duration on the Winter Solstice, exactly 6 months ago. When I took the photo below, a thought occurred to me..今日、アンマがシカゴアシュラムにおいでになります。昨日は折しも夏至― 一年で一番長い日でした。日照時間は、15時間と14分、ちょうど6か月前の当時と比べると6時間も長い時間です。下の写真を撮った時、こんな考えが浮かびまた… IMG_20140621_202025690_HDR_cra   … for us in the Chicago ashram, the Summer Solstice was the longest day in more than one sense. As the days became longer and longer over the past 6 months, so too the longing to have Amma return to her Chicago home has become stronger and stronger. The end of yesterday marked the end of our wait for Amma to arrive, and while the Sun was quick to rise in the East, it seemed to refuse to set in the West, as if to taunt our yearning hearts… As Amma says, all things in this world must come to an end, so after a terrific evening downpour, finally the Sun relented and began to submerge itself into the tree-lined horizon. I just happened to catch that moment here…・・・シカゴアシュラムのわたしたちにとって、1つだけの意味ならず、夏至は最も長い日です。なぜなら、この6か月、日がどんどん長くなるにつれ、アンマがシカゴの家に戻られる日を待ち望む気持ちはどんどん強くなってきました。昨日の終わりは、わたしたちがアンマのご到着を待つ時間の終わりでもあり、太陽は東から急いで昇り、西に沈むのをまるで拒んでいるかのように見えました。わたしたちの焦がれるハートを嘲るかのように・・・


IMG_20140621_202218817_HDRa Now, today’s the day… A year’s worth of preparation will finally be fulfilled. Look forward to seeing everyone here either for seva today or in the program hall from tomorrow onwards.さあ、今日がその日です。一年間の準備の苦労がとうとう実りますね。ここシカゴアシュラムにて今日のボランティア、あるいは明日からのプログラムで、皆さんにお会いできるのを楽しみにしています。

Aum Namah Shivaya オーム・ナマシヴァーヤ

2 thoughts on “The longest day comes to an end…一番長い日が終わり…

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