Moksh simply means eternal bliss. To experience Moksh we need to take a break and liberate ourselves from our monotonous routine. Freak out to aΒ  quiet and serene locale and lose yourself in its stillness and calm. Listen to good music dance and/or do yoga when you feel like it. By being in gratitude meditation will happen on its own. Life is short so lets step out and capture the peace and joy.

I’ve just spent a week in a quaint little rustic place near my town. Through the pictures below I am sharing some of my Moksh moments with you.

Moksh

Moksh

 

Dance

Dance with the rhythm of nature

 

P.S.

Some of my blogger friends whom I hold in the highest esteem wished I had shared some deeper insight on the word Moksh. Firstly I am thankful to them for feeling free to share their candid views. Well Moksh here is the name of the Retreat place where our group spent a week. Secondly I must admit I am not too much into knowledge based spirituality. My inspiration comes from the wisdom of the masters, my fellow bloggers and from our daily life.

For me Moksh is any moment that I can spend in “BLISS”. We can experience Moksh in a beautiful serene place, in the solitude of your home, when listening to music or painting and in the outdoors trekking or playing sports.

However Swami Sivananda puts it beautifully in words here:

Sivananda2

Have a great week ahead.πŸ™‚

About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. Nitin says:

    hi.. we recently connected ..my old blog addres isn’t working anymore..(domain migraiton issue).. so please reconnect with me at here.. sharingtidbits.wordpress.com .. thank you so muchπŸ™‚

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  2. sindhoooo says:

    Moksha is a word that nobody can explain aptly, they say. Those who speak about it don’t know it and those who know it don’t speak about it!
    Beautiful pictures!

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Wow Sindhu what you say is absolutely true. Moksh or bliss is futile to explain because it can only be experience within and remains within. Outwardly the person looks calm and peaceful.
      Thanks for that lovely comment. πŸ‘πŸ½

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  3. Swetha M says:

    Very inspirational and a great message! Blessings to you!

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  4. namitasunder says:

    Totally agree.. I too feel in commune with Him and with myself when in a quiet,serene place, away from humbug…just being. I call it my niravana moments. Sometimes these moments happen even in public transport…moments of disconnect from the external world as if travelling within. Lovely pics. Is it somewhere near Mulshi…tata’s catchment area.?

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    • dilip says:

      Beautiful very beautifully put! πŸ‘Œ Yes it is ideal to be in quiet serene places to quieten the mind but to be calm and disconnected even in ‘public transport’ or in a crowd is real bliss. Yes this place is Pawana Dam in Mulshi general area. πŸ˜€

      “Mind at rest is the temple of joy” ~ Swami Chinmayananda

      Regards

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  5. Ankur Mithal says:

    Recently read an article in National Geographic according to which there is empirical data to say that exposing ourselves to doses of nature has a salutary effect on the mind and the body. Personally, I don’t need data or research to tell me that. I already know. And, I think you do tooπŸ™‚

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    • dilip says:

      Ha ha Ankur that’s a lovely response πŸ˜€ and perfectly true. But there is a catch in it 😳
      Knowing it is not enough for me I need to practice it more often than I do πŸ˜€

      Thanks and cheers.

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  6. Rangelz says:

    This is in your town you say? Absolutely fab!πŸ™‚ I should venture out and find a place like this here.
    Happy New Year DilipπŸ™‚

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  7. Dear Dilip, May I just take this time to wish you and your family a wonderful Happy Christmas and lots of Moksh for the New Year.. May it be filled with Love, Joy Happiness and Peace..

    Blessings SueπŸ™‚

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  8. Simona says:

    AUGURISSIMI by SimonaπŸ™‚

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  9. Indeed magical, just picture perfect…

    Hi Dilip, I was little tied up so couldn’t read all you earlier post, also had to move to a new domain (www.makeupandbreakup.com), will catch up on all your pending ones and looking forward to our exchange of thoughts from the new place.

    Have a lovely weekend.πŸ˜€

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Thank you so much Nihar for your gracious appreciation. And thanks for keeping me informed of your new website – congratulations. Would love to visit.

      Hey please do not stand to formalities. When one is busy we it is not possible to adhere to a regular posting and comments. Btw you have missed nothing much at my end as my postings are far n few πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
      Bye for now and have a lovely weekend.

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  10. Truly beautiful photographs. Wish you more of those “moksh” momentsπŸ™‚

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  11. The pictures, so serene and blissful, fill us with awe of nature. What a nice name of te retreat! Thanks for sharing the quote of Swmai Vivekananda.

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  12. What a wonderful way to spend a week.. I was not aware of the term before your post of Moksh..
    I guess that is what I have been doing these past few weeks.. As I took time out to centre myself within my own peaceful pass-times..
    Such beautiful photo’s and I so thank you for elaborating on the meaning of Moksh..

    I hope you have a ‘Blissful’ weekend Dilip.. and I so thank you for your wonderful support at Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary..
    Love and Peace
    Sue

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  13. Beautiful photos. Have a wonderful day.

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  14. VEDANT says:

    Dear Sir

    Hope you doing Great as usual !!

    Wonderful topic with your personal experience. I have seen some comments which are asking you to elaborate the topic but you written crisp and depth lines, we can say “short and simple”

    There are two senses of moksha:

    1) Soteriological sense, moksha connotes freedom from the cycle of death and rebirth.

    2) Psychological sense, moksha connotes freedom, self-realization and self-knowledge.

    I believe in second one.

    Regards
    Vedant

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      My dear Vedant you know me so well. Even in our MBA days I relied more on real life issues and successes and failures of real companies and leaders. Text books are important but to understand the basics.

      I felt very good reading your response on the intellectual and spiritual meaning of Moksh. Yes what you say is perfect and true.

      My simple interpretation Of Moksh are the moments of joy and happiness which we feel and experience. This happens when we empty our minds from worries and negativity and allow positivity to flow in.
      I am sure you too will find your way to experience Moksh moments 😜😎

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  15. Rajesh Mehta says:

    Sir, appreciate the simplified technique of “Moksh”, indeed practical. nice annd serene pics thanks for sharing Sir.
    Regards

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Dear Rajesh so nice of you to say so. Yes we had gone for a short break and enjoyed the quietitude of this place.
      We are blessed with an abundance of nature all around. And just sitting peacefully in nature can be truly blissful.

      Be blessed be happy dear Rajesh. πŸ’

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  16. Vibrant says:

    You have a lovely blog and beautiful pictures. I really likedπŸ™‚

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Love and light❀

    AnandπŸ™‚

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  17. I did feel you could have really elaborated a little more on the topic ” MOKSH”
    What you have said of its meaning and the experience that you have had is just a glimpse.
    But its something more and achieving it is just not a play.
    Otherwise we would have seen so many people on the roads having attained it.
    If that was so simple every second person would have grabbed it.
    Nothing like eternal bliss as you have said.
    Very soon the world shall be empty of people and creatures; for they would attain MOKSH.
    Very nice place, I did envy you for that is near your town.
    Good Pics.
    I can only say you are on the Path.
    Do read my latest Quote “In the Journey”
    And please do not mistake me for the candid comment.
    Love to You.
    Shiva

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hey Shiva appreciating your candid comments I added P.S. on Moksh from a ‘layman’s point of viewπŸ™‚

      I am certain you are way ahead in this field and so it’s nice of you to comment.

      RegardsπŸ™‚

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  18. Suhas says:

    Excellent photographs all along.
    More is expected of you.
    Moksha is some thing everyone wants and should be trying for.
    I will tell you about three friends who got fed up with this noisy world.
    They went to three high peaks in the Himalayas and sat there for one year.
    After 1 year the first friend said,”It is nice and quiet here.”
    After another year 2nd said,”Yes, it is.”
    After another year 3rd said,” If you are going to make noise, I will go back.”

    I think they enjoyed MOKSHA on this earth.

    SUHAS

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Ha Ha Suhas my friend that’s an apt example of the “friends” and underlying the humor is great wisdom. Ok I have added a PS in my blog and hope you read it.
      CheersπŸ™‚

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  19. Hi Dilip,

    Lovely pictures and I remain curious about the location.

    In your view is Moksh a journey or a destination? As is commonly believed, is Moksh linked to meditation? From your personal experience could you say that the Moksh ‘Way of being’ has a positive effect on one’s effectiveness?

    Shakti

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi Shakti good to hear from you. The Moksh is a farm retreat place located short o Pawna Dam about midway between Pune Mumbai. The place is let out by the owner to groups for self development programs such as Art of Living etc.
      My knowledge on its exact meaning is derived from the wiki only and frankly I am just a beginner in meditative practices.
      However notwithstanding the above my take on Moksh is that every moment we feel peaceful and joyous is a Moksh moment.πŸ™‚
      Cheers ans best regards
      Dilip

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  20. S Chatterjee says:

    I was indisposed, very indisposed…glad to find you still writing. I changed Lectio Divina to my present page…

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  21. Binky says:

    I think just about everyone could use a Moksh experience, especially with the fast paced world all around us. That place you visited looks beautiful and peaceful.

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Yes my dear friend you are right. We were part of a group and had lots of fun and dance in a spiritual ambiance. Returned rejunevated after emptying much of the garbage from the mindπŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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  22. Nomzi Kumalo says:

    Thank you Dilip. I wish you the same.πŸ™‚

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  23. Val Boyko says:

    A moksh retreat sounds sublime! We all need to step out and reconnect with our inner world of stillness and bliss. πŸ™

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  24. Wow such sublime view and how liberating is the thought .

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  25. Our minds tend to be blessed at such places…we feel so humble in front of the beauties of Nature…πŸ™‚

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  26. So important [elementary really] taking such a break to experience Moksh. Thank you, my dear Dilip for sharing yours. You too have a wonderful week ahead. πŸ™‚

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Thank you dear Marina. In this serene setting we had plenty of music dance and meditation and returned fully rejuvenated and charged with positive energy.
      Kindest regards and wish you well. 🌷

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  27. Alok Singhal says:

    Great, these places look a good fit for some self introspection.
    Hope you had a good time 😊

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  28. Vamagandhi says:

    I expected more concrete content led by this catchy superb title ‘moksh’. Think author desired it to be more desired.

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