Sriram Janak – Photography

Posts tagged “buddha

Wise man…

 

 A wise man

 

                         Once said 

 

                                                      Nothing…

 

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Silence within…

 

 

Lead the mind…

 

 

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By the mind…

 

 

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bring it to silence…

 

 

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In the quiet…

 

 

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state of mind…

 

 

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when all the sound..

 

 

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ripples cease…

 

 

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The job is done…

 

 

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( location: Eravikulam National Park , Kerala, South India )

(Words : Adapted from an article by  Bramachari Chaitanya )


Soul…

 

 

     Souls recognize each 

other

by vibes…

not by 

appearances…

 

 

 

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Where ever you

stand

be the soul

of the place.

           ~ ` ~  Rumi

 

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Friendship is composed 

of a single soul.

Inhabiting 

two bodies.

        ~ ` ~  Plautus

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The soul

cannot 

live without love.

 

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You are a spirit , you 

have a soul and you

live in a body.

              ~ ` ~ Pedro Okoro

 

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( Picture : Indian Gaur )


Too Busy…

 

                              You should sit in meditation for
                         twenty minutes every
                 day – unless you’re too busy;
                          then you should sit for an hour.
                                                          ~ ` ~  Zen

 

 

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Faithful…

 

 

I meant what I said,
and I said what I meant.
An elephant is faithful,
one hundred percent.

                                                       ~ ` ~ Dr Seuss

 

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Forest…

         

 

 

                        How impossible it is to walk though the forest 

 

                                        without telegraphing

 

                                 your presence…

 

                                                                                  ~ ` ~  Zen

 

 

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Merge…

 Memories of our childhood

                  are like images painted on

                        a wet canvas, they merge

                             until they lose all shape,

                      often remaining only as

                          feelings.

                                                     ~ ` ~  Brian Mynott

 

 

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 Eventually , all things

                        merge into one,

                         and a river runs through it

 

                                            ~ ` ~    Norman Maclean

 

 

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 In greatness,

                   life and death

                                merge.

                                              ~ ` ~   Dejan Stojanovic

 

 

 

 

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Surrender is the

                ultimate technique

                          to merge with

                                   existence

                                                 ~ ` ~ Paramahamsa Nithyananda

 

 

 

 

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  Thought that can merge

                                       wholly into feeling,

                               feeling that can merge

                     wholly into thought-

                            these are the artist’s highest joy

                                                         ~ ` ~   Thomas Mann

  

 

 

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 I merged so completely with

                                              love

                                             and was so fused

                                              that I became

                                        love

                                     and love became

                             me

–                                                  ~ ` ~   Rumi

 

 

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A Seeker…

 

 

I was a terrible believer in things, but I was also a terrible non- believer.

in things.

I was as searching as I was sceptical.

I didn’t know where to put my faith, or if there was such a place,

or even precisely what the faith meant ,

 in all its complexity.

Everything seemed to be possibly potent and possibly fake.

 

” YOU ARE A SEEKER ” …..My mother said…

                                                               ~ ` ~   Cheryl Strayed  

 

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Cling to…

 

How we need another  S O U L 

 

                                                                to cling to.

                                                         ~ ` ~ Sylvia Plath

 

 

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                                                                       You can only L O V E 

                                                                       What you cling to.

                                                                                  ~ ` ~   Buddha

 

 

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                                                                                            what did my arms

                                                                                do before they held

                                                                                                  Y O U .

                                                                                                         ~ ` ~ Sylvia Plath

 

 

 

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The Moment…

 

The moment in between what you once were,

                      and who you are becoming

                          is where the

                                dance of life

                                       really begins.

                                                                                    ~ ` ~   Barbara Deangelis

 

 

 

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Stillness Speaks…

 

Be still

            stillness reveals

            the secret of

                eternity…

 

                      ` ~ `  Lao Tzu 

 

 

 

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           That the mind 

            is in

                      abysmal stillness…

 

                                        ` ~ `   Lao Tzu  

 

 

 

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            Nothing in all

                creation is 

                so like god

                   as

                   Stillness.

` ~ `  Meister Eckhart

 

 

 

 

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               Learning how to 

                  be still,

                to really be still

                  and let life happen–

                   that stillness becomes a

                      radiance…

 

                                         ` ~ `   Morgan Freeman

 

 

 

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                   Even when in the midst 

                   of disturbance,

                      stillness of the mind can 

                        offer

                    sanctuary..

 

                                      ` ~ `   Stephen Richards

 

 

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                In the stillness of headstones ,

                Darkness in my blanket.

               And forever in my song..

                   In the arms if stare angles,

                   I ‘m not afraid.

                  Because finally and

                  completely,

                       I belong

                                         ` ~ `  Jordan Dane 

 

 

 

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Please also take a look at my other post..https://sriramjanak.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/speaking-rocks/

( location : Aritappati village…near Madurai. Tamil Nadu,

INDIA )

 


Alive…

It is beautiful to be

sensitive…

And if you are more

sensitive…

You will be more 

Alive…

 

 

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If you are more Alive,

then more life will

Enter your inner being.

You will be more

Open…

 

 

 

 

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You can eat things with out

tasting; it is not difficult…

But…it is beautiful to taste….

become the taste of the food…

 

 

 

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We are feeling vacant, empty and

we keep saying life is….empty

 

We are not filling it…

Be more alive, and you will be more Divine.

Be totally alive,

and there is no death for you…

 

 

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(  Words : OSHO )


Love…

 

“There are four Qs that are of value in life,
                             What is sacred?

                                 Of what is the spirit made?

                              What is worth living for?
                             What is worth dying for?
                                          The answer to each is the same…

 
                                                                        L  O  V  E…
                                                                     ~~ Johnny Depp

 

 

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Mind seeing…

       

 

  I shut my eyes in order to see…

                    The poet, the painter, or the photographer who is locked into only the visual phenomena

                               may miss the heart of what was actually being experienced…

 

 

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                Internationalization closes

 

                                   many doors…

 

 

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                   Do not go where the path may lead,

                              go instead where there is no path and leave a trail

 

                                                                    ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

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                  Enjoy the mystery .

                        All the good stuff is hidden in the dark corners.

 

                                            It’s what gives life a sense of vitality…

 

 

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                The brush paints by itself,

                     the dance dances itself,

                             the poem writes itself.

                              There is no longer a gap between artist, subject,

                                      audience, and life…

 

 

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              Just see, just hear, just taste,

                just touch, just smell,

                just see a thought without the need to give it a name or identity.

                      This way of perceiving will then begin to translate

 

                         into the way you express yourself through your art…

 

 

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   Only that day dawns to which we are awake

 

                                     ~`Henry David Thoreau

 

 

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              Develop the ability to experience things directly, without evaluation.

                           You will be able to see, hear fell taste, smell…

                    As your attentiveness and awareness increase with practice….

                              you will begin to notice little things that you have been seeing everyday

                                   but barely noticed in passing…

 

 

 

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  Only that day dawns

                          to which we are awake

 

                                     ~`Henry David Thoreau

 

 

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Each one of us is n artist

   Whether we realize it or not…

 

 

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              When you learn to trust yourself implicitly,

                    you no longer need to prove something

                                  through your art…

 

 

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  If the energy is really flowing freely,

                   the brush paints by itself. the camera pictographs,…

                                    .the sculpture forms…the words write… 

 

 

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              To be nothing…to want nothing…

                     to do nothing…

                                      it has to be experienced…

 

 

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( Words: zen arts, Minor white, Ryoken, Zen creativity…)

 

    Wishing you all a blessed and peaceful new year…:-) 

 

 


walk…

   Travelers  ,

                           There are no paths…

 

                                    Paths are made by 

                                              Walking….

 

                                                                       ~~  Antonio Machado

 

 

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( location : walking after crossing( swimming ) the Ramganga river @ Corbett  national park, India )


Enjoy listening…

 

I am somewhat of a bullshitter

my self…

but occasionally I enjoy

listening to an expert (s )..

Please carry on !!

 

 

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Muddy…

check your mind

Be on your guard

Pull yourself out

as an Elephant from mud…

                   ~~ Buddha

 

 

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If the mud ain’t flying

You ain’t trying…

 

 

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Go through the mud

They said

It isn’t deep

they said…

 

 

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Dontcha 

wish your daddy

could mud 

like mine ??

 

 

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The world is 

Mud luscious

&

puddle wonderful…

 

 

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If you pray

for rain

be prepared for 

some mud…

 

 

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make mud

not war…

 

 

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(words: internet posters…)


A drop…

 

 

 

 

 

You  are not a drop 

in the ocean

 

You are the entire Ocean,

 

In a drop   ” 

 

 

                   ~~ Rumi 

 

 

 

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Light…

   

 

 

                      Think about it . Light , where would we be without it ? 

           Light we can capture it.

                          It is light that reveals,

                      Light that obscures,

                            Light that communicates.

                                       It is light I “listen ” to.

                                                                      ~~ Louis Daguerre 

 

 

 

 

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(On world photography day August 19th )


Joy…

 

 

 

                        Each Elephant has an individual personality__

                                                    It has Joy,

                                                          It has grief,

                                                                         It has communication….

 

 

 

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Balance…

 

 

       

                    ” What I dream of is

                             an art of      balance…”

                                                        ~~ Henri Matisse

 

 

 

Life is     Balance….

 

 

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Everything that you see as life…

 

 

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                   Everything that you see as yourself is

 

 

                                                      beautiful…

 

 

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                  only when it is in

 

                                          Balance..

 

 

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    Your body, 

               Your thoughts….

 

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Your emotions…

 

 

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Everything is beautiful…

      only if it is    Balance…

 

 

 

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                  Balance    IS  

                                            Beautiful….

~~ Miyoko ohno

 

 

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(words : jaggi Vasudev )


Living rocks -Jain hill – Keelakuyilkudi

     

Climbing over the zenith of the Rocky Mountains,

I caught my first glimpse of this bass relief,

which is arguably the most beautiful of its kind, in southern India.

And right then, right there, I was hooked…..Actually I  had fallen in love with the rock formations  around Madurai

you can see some of the photos here..

https://sriramjanak.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/speaking-rocks/

I live in madurai , a city ,in the state of Tamil nadu , in the south of India.

It is famously known as the temple city  or the Athens of the east.
Madurai is surrounded by several mountains.  Madurai city has 3 hills as its city boundary.

Yanaimalai, Nagamalai, Pasumalai named after Elephant, Snake and Cow respectively.

Many stone statues and other artifacts are present in these hill

I have been exploring these hills alone and with friends for the past year or so.

I will share photos of these  beautiful statues , inscriptions and the rock formations on these hills in the series

“ Living rocks“…

I will start this series  with…

Jain hill  at Keelakuyilkudi

 

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An 8 feet high Theerthangarar figure with an inscription at its foot is seen

at the cave known as in the southern part of the hillock.

(Jain scriptures define the term tirthankara as follows: the contrivance which help to cross the great ocean of worldly life is called Tirtha and the person who makes that tirtha is known as tirthankara )

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The most beautiful bas-relief of the Tirthankara in Madurai ( if not in Tamil nadu )

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A Jain temple prospered here from 1st century to 10th century with large number of students.

It remained as a worship place for Jains during 8th century.

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Tamil-Brahmi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil-Brahmi  )    script on a boulder on the hill’s terrace.

The script is engraved on the boulder in which a drip-ledge has been cut and

beds excavated on the rock floor for the Jain monks to rest .

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Also Theerthangarar figures are seen near the spring at

the cave at the top of hillock.

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Ancient inscriptions are seen below these figures.

Central Archaeological department preserves this hill.

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Archaeologists consider that once a Theerthangarar temple should have been present at the top of this hillock.

Kings, landlords and village heads had supported this Jain temple. 

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Speaking rocks….

you just need to touch them…

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in the southern part of the hillock. Inside the cave there

are 3 Theerthangarar and 2 Iyyakki Bas -relief figures

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The smoke…

                           

 

   I know , I know we’ll never forget

                                                     Smoke on the water & fire in the sky.

                                            smoke on the water…..

                                                                               ~~ Deep purple

 

                                                                                                                          MOSI– OA — TUNYA

 

 

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                                                                              Also known as the

 

 

                                                                                         S M O K E    T H A T  T H U N D E R S

 

 

 

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                                                                ” The most wonderful sight 

 

                                                                                                      I had witnessed in Africa “

 

                                                                                                                                           ~~ Dr David Livingstone

 

 

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                                                      He heard the roar 

 

                                                                                     still miles away……

 

 

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                        the spray from the falls rises to a 

                                                            height of over 400 m–sometimes even twice as high & 

 

                                                                                                                      is visible up to 50 km away !

 

 

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                                                                   The spray shoots upward   

 

                                                                                                            like inverted rain….

 

 

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                                                                  Its nearly 2 k m wide…

 

 

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                                       Life is too short …..

                                                         not to be in the most exciting places in the 

                                                                                                                         world…..

 

 

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                                                 Nature has it’s own way of scripting 

 

 

                                                                                                                                    her story….

 

 

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                                                I shut my eyes…

 

                                                                        wishing it would never end…

 

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                                    Every thing in this world 

 

                                                                         is beautiful…

 

                                                                                             E V E R Y T H I N G…

 

 

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( Victoria falls– Aerial shots from a chopper ) 

 

 


Journey…

                     

                                  Just  A reminder …

 

                                                             not to judge..

 

                                                                     another’s journey…

 

                                                                           To do yours in your own P a c e….

 

 

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Baby & I…

  

Dear Friends…

It’s exactly one year since I started my blog  

Living with a damaged skull

I started with my first post.”unconditional love” .(.https://sriramjanak.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/babys-day-out/)..about elephants babies…

And I thought It would be appropriate to  celebrate this I st anniversary  with another post about them …

 My thanks to all my blogger friends who have supported me through out…..taken time to be here with me and also  like /comment on my posts..

The past one year has been a great learning experience  for me and I also did damage my skull ( literally  ).. 🙂 .which I hope makes me better in the coming years… :-).

This post is for you my friends…

 

Take care

Sriram Janak

 

             

     A wee bit of heaven

                               Drifted down from above—

                            A handful of happiness,A heart full of love…

                       The mystery of life,

                              So sacred and sweet—

                                      The giver of joy,

                                    So deep & complete.

                        Precious & priceless,

                   So lovable, too –

                     The world‘s sweetest miracle,

                               Baby, is YOU..

                                                         ~~ Helen Steiner Rice

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                  Mommy says

                                            I am cute….

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                       If you think

                                                        I am cute….

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                                  You should see my

                                                                            Butt….

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                        I may be small..

                                        But I am the Boss…

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                          Babies are the link

                         Between angels & man

                                                               ~~ unknown

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                         A baby is god’s opinion that

                                                                   the world should go on…

                                                                               ~~ Carl Sandburg

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                                    Sometimes the smallest bundles bring

                                                                 The greatest joy…

                                                  ~~  Unknown

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                         Every baby needs

                                                               A lap…

                                                                     ~~ Henry Robin

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                               Sometimes the smallest things shine

                                          brightest in our lives…

                                                                                             ~~ unknown

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                              Some times It’s the smallest things that

                                                                take up the most room in our

                                                                                                         Heart…

                                                                                            ~~ Winnie the pooh

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soul…

 

 

If they breath they live….

 

 

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If they live they feel….

 

 

 

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If they feel they love….

 

 

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If they love they are aware…

 

 

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If they are aware ..

 

 

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They have a  SOUL….

 

 

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( words : Anthony Douglas Williams )


Own company

     

 

                         ”  If you cannot enjoy your own company,

 

                                                               who else is going to enjoy it ..”

 

                                                                                                                            ~~ OSHO

 

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Memories…

       

      Learn to be in the present,

                    withdraw your energy from

                            the past . Don’t waste your

                        time in Memories , what is

 

                          gone is gone__say goodbye

                                        to it & close the chapter.

 

                                                                                        ~~~    Osho

 

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                  Do no dwell in the past,

                                      do not dream of the future,

 

                                                          concentrate the mind on

                                             the present moment..

 

                                                                                      ~~~~ Buddha

 

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                          Don’t let yesterday use up too much

 

                                                                                                of today.

 

                                                                                                    ~~~  Cherokee Indian Proverb

 

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                                   In the carriages of the past 

 

                                                  you can’t go anywhere.. 

 

                                                                              ~~~ Maxim Gorky

 

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                             The living moment

 

                                                 is everything

 

                                                                                 ~~ D. H . Lawrence

 

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                         Its not what if…

                                                               It’s what now 

 

                                                                                         ~~~ unknown

 

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                                  what you are is what you have been.

                                                What you’ll be is what you do now.

 

                                                                                                            ~~~ Buddha

 

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Decency…

       

                 “In decency ,

 

                             Vulgarity , Obscenity

 

                                are strictly confined to man ;

 

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                                      he invented them.

 

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     Among the higher animals, 

 

                                      there is no trace of them “

 

 

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( words : Mark Twain )


Hands…

  

 

Moving away from Nature …

I am presenting  something different..

 

 

      There is no special teaching:

      The most ordinary things in our daily

 

                     Life hide some deep meaning that is yet

                        Most plain and explicit; only our eyes

 

                                                 Need to see where there is a meaning…

 

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                   There is nothing to achieve, nor to go

 
just let life flow.

 

 

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                     “The silence has its language:

 

                                        knows to be understood.”

 

                                                                     -Buddha

 

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                    Don’t look for anything
Life is now
Time passes.

 

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                         Without rejecting,

 

                                       or obtain
only in deep contemplation.

 

                                                   Here and now!

 

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                    Not knowing

                                      It is the most
intimate.

 

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                       Zen is live everyday life

                                  enjoy this moment without attachment.
This time is the only thing that exists

 

 

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                Silence is something that comes from your heart,

                     not from the outside. Does not mean not to mention,

                            means that nothing disturbs you inside you,

                            there is no internal conversation…

                                    The practice consists of finding silence in everything you do…

 

 

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                            “If you’re going to walk, walk.
If you’re going to eat, eat.
He lives simple.
                    Make your life a ritual

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The hatred with non-violence, beat”

                  defeat the evil with goodness,
conquer the miser with a gift
“and a liar with truth” Buddha

 

                                       All we need is love &heart

 

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                There is no hurry
Every place is here
all times
It is now.

 

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                                                 Not he meditates to get something

                                                  He meditates to get rid of everything.

 

 

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I support you;
you I lean.
I am in this world to offer you peace;
you are in this world to bring me joy.

 

 

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“being happy is simple how difficult is to be simple”….


Darkness…

 

 

                      From silence emerges

 

                                                              Everything,

 

 

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                        and everything returns

 

                                                                                   To silence…..

 

 

 

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                                        Just like …

 

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                                                   everything emerges ..

 

  

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                         and goes …

 

 

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                                     Back to darkness….

 

 

 

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Walk away…

    

                  Don’t turn round

                            ‘Cause you’re gonna see my heart

                                             Breaking

                                        Don’t turn around I don’t want you see me cry

                                                     Just walk away….

                                                 It’s tearing me apart you are

                                                                                               Leaving……

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(words : Ace Of Base )


Inner peace…

    

                          

    ”   Do not let the behavior of others

 

                                                             destroy your inner peace.

 

                                                                                                                     ~~ Dalai lama

 

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                                    My wishes for a beautiful & peaceful New year…


Crossing…

 

                   Many rivers to Cross

 

                              And it’s only my will that keeps me alive

                                  

                                        I ‘ve been licked, washed up for years

 

                                    And I merely Survive because of my pride

 

                                                    Many rivers to Cross……

 

                                                                                                                  ~~ Jimmy Cliff

 

 

 

 


Trust…

                 


                      Every child is born with trust.

                         You came with trust

                               trust was there ,

                                        trust is there,

                                       trust will be there…..

 

 

You are trust…

 

 


Shadow…

 

 

 You think the shadow is the substance:

                so to you the substance has become a cheap toy.

               Wait until the day when that substance

                     freely unfolds its wings.
                       Then you will see the mountains become as soft as wool,
                              and this earth of heat and ice b

                              become as nothing;
                          you will see neither the sky nor the stars,
                     nor any existence but God – the One, the Living, the Loving.
                                                                                                                      ~~Rumi


Path…

 

 

               To follow the path

                               Look to the master

                                      Follow the master

                              Walk with the master

                        See through the master

                                        Become the master

 

                                                                                ~~ zen 

 

 

 


Grass…

                         

 

 

 

                    A child said : ‘ what is the grass ? ‘

 

            Fetching it to me with full hands.

            How could I answer the child ? I do not

                                   Know what it is any more than he.

                                                                                           ~~ Whitman 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  …grass is probably a good thing ,

 

                       providing a home for crickets and ladybirds

                                                     and other small creatures.

 

                                                   It  wouldn’t  be much fun living on a planet where grass could not grow….

 

                                                                                                                                                            ( ~~ Ruskin bond )


Tusks…

             

                 

  ” To use silence so well:  If I could choose for people one attribute of Elephants,

 

                                                      I ‘d choose this:

 

                                                                                        ~~ Katy Payne 

 

 

                          The torn boughs trailing

 

                                                                    O’er the tusks aslant,

 

 

 

 

 

                  The saplings reeling in

 

 

                                                  the path he trod …

 

 

 

 

               

                declares his might —

 

 

                                    Our lord the Elephant

 

 

                       

 

chief of the ways of god…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( poem by : John Lockwood Kipling )


Whisper a wish…

As the Indian Legend goes;

 

    Whisper a wish to a butterfly,

since a butterfly can make no sound,

 

 

the butterfly cannot reveal….

 

 

 

 

The wish to anyone but the great spirit.

 

 

 

 

In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom,

 

The great spirit always grants the wish…

 

 

 

 

   So , according to legend, by making a wish & giving

 

   The butterfly its freedom…

 

 

 

 

 

  The wish will be taken to the heavens

 

                         and 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Granted…..

 

 


Understand them…

 

 

 

The beast which passeth all others

 

                                                                       in wit & mind “

 

 

                                                                         ~~ Aristotle

 

 

 

 

                              to understand them…

 

 

 

                      Just intellect is not enough…

 

 

 

 

 

                                          To Understand them… 

 

 

                                                                      you will have to go on the same path they traveled…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        To understand them … 

 

 

 

 

                                                it is essential to understand what they feel….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        To understand them…

 

 

                                                         without including their emotions is not right…

 

 

 


Inner sun…

 

 

   As I walked on my way, I realized that it is not only the sun

 

               which can make a day much brighter.

 

                How is it that we deny ourselves an inner sun, shinning through the silent words of

 

                                                       Nature?

 

 

 

 

 

                     Even your inner colors change as the patterns of

 

 

                  your inner self dance to a new rhythm in life.

 

 

               This must now be part of your daily movement: to recognize, greet, and

 

             listen to all forms of nature, from the lowly moss to the greatest tree.

 

 

 

 

 

                     All share in he one life , all dance to tha same rhythm , all blend

 

 

             their notes in the song of the universe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

    We rejoice, our brother, for soon that song will blend  into your pattern of color ,

 

 

      and the doors of a new and deeper sharing will be thrown wide open…

 

 

 

 

 

You listen to the silent song of my 

 

                             Voice….

 

 

 

 

( words : Michael J . Roads )


Heaven’s gate…

    • There is a place, or so I’m told,
    •                   With Landscapes lovelier than gold,
    •                                  And all who enter will never grow old–

 

    •                    Again

 

 

 

  •              There’s only one door to this land so fair,
  •                                  Enter with a true heart, a dream and a prayer,

 

  •                                     And only love can bring you there —
  •                                                                              For love is the only key.  

 

 

 

 

(  Poem :     by Christine B. 1966 )


Mystery…

 

 

 ” Every art has its   mystery 

                               its Spiritual rhythm”

                                                       ~~ D.T Suzuki

 

                                                           

   “Mystery 

 

is usually associated with the darker side of life….

 

  In religion & art , mystery is light itself …its the life blood that pumps through true religion & artistic practice…….”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mystery              is the itch that you can’t Scratch , 

 

     the driving force of spiritual & creative 

 

    journeys…”

 

 

 

 

 

  ” Mystery is the seed of 

 

              discovery…..

 

 

 

 

 

Mystery…

 

 

   ” having a spiritual meaning that is neither apparent to

the senses nor obvious to the intellect .

 

It is direct subjective communication with ultimate reality…” 

 

 

 

 

 

( words : John Daido Loori )


Sharing…

Sharing your blissfulness is the only charity.

 

Sharing your joy is the only gratitude.

 

Existence has given you too much, share it.

 

 

 

 

 

The more you share the more you will have it

 

The less you share the less you will have it.

If you don’t share it you won’t have it at all.

 

 

~~Osho

 

 


No ripples…

 

 

The pond stood still

 

No ripples

 

 

To grow lilies

 

We must leave it dirty

 

 

 

The water invites the frogs

 

Croaking singing now every night

 

 

 

 

To grow lilies in the still pond

 

We must create an entire world

 

 

Create a

 

universe…

 

 

 

is this how it all began ?

to grow lilies

( words : Divyam Surabhi )


Above the clouds…

 

 

I heard it

 

in my sleep

 

calling me softly

 

 

 

it was

 

my mother

 

speaking from her grave

 

 

 

my son !

 

there is no heaven

 

above the clouds.

 

 

 

 

WHAT !

 

yes, heaven is in your heart.

 

( words : Don Mettera )

 

 

 

Spreading itself

 

over mountain tops…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promting us to travel beyond limits….

 

 


Two Hearts…

 

 

Two Hearts, in their own

world, Beating for each other,

with great reverence. !

 

~~ Aakruti

 

 

 

 

The birds around me……

 

Their thoughts I cannot measure……

 

 

 

 

But the least motion which they made

 

It seemed a thrill of pleasure…..

 

~~( william Wordsworth )

 

 

 


The other person Is Y O U …

 

 
Recognise that the

 

other person is Y O U

 

~~~zen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Not the flower but the Fragrance…

 

You ask me ,

 

” can you tell us what is the purpose of creation ? ”

 

 

 

 

The world has never been created.

 

It has always been here ,

 

it is eternal.

 

 

 

There is no creator of the world :

 

God is not the creator of the world …

 

 

 

 

god is the

very creative energy of existence —

 

creativity rather than a creator.

 

 

 

He is not the poet but

 

 

the poetry…

 

 

 

Not the dancer

 

but the dance….

 

 

 

 

not the flower but

 

the fragrance…

 

 

 

 

~~~~~The Dhammapada

( the way of Buddha )