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Ecstasy…

 

There is no greater 

Ecstasy

than to know who you

are

~ ` ~ osho

 

 

 

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Burst forth…

 

There is something fierce &

terrible in me,

eligible to burst forth.

I dare not tell it in

words.

                         ~ ` ~ Walt Whitman

 

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Time…

 

Being with you & not
being with you
is the only way I
have to measure
time.


~ ` ~ Jorge Luis Borges

 

 

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To Love…

  To love is to suffer.
         to avoid suffering one must not love.
                 But then one suffers from not loving.
               Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer;
                                                                     to suffer is to suffer…
                                              ~ ` ~ Woody Allen

 

 

 

 

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Chief…

 

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…

~ ` ~ Tom Alter

 

 

 

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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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New course…

   

 

We lead our lives like water flowing

              down the hill,
    going more or less in one direction
        until we splash into something
           that forces us to find a
new course
                          ~ ` ~    Arthur Golden
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( At corbett National park, India )

 


Forest…

         

 

 

                        How impossible it is to walk though the forest 

 

                                        without telegraphing

 

                                 your presence…

 

                                                                                  ~ ` ~  Zen

 

 

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Stop Looking…

   

 

                   Stop looking for happiness

 
                              in the same place you

 
                                           lost it.
                                                      ~ ` ~ Unknown  

 

 

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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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Grey Visage…

 

 

             

 

                      “ There is mystery behind that masked grey visage,

 

                               and ancient life force, delicate and mighty,

                                                         awesome and enchanted,

                                commanding the silence ordinarily reserved for mountain peaks,

                                              great fires, and the sea.”

 
                                                                                                      ` ~ `      Peter Matthiessen,

 

 

 

 

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One Minute…

 

 

 

                             

 

                         

                            It is difficult to live in the present,
                                      ridiculous to live in the future

,
                                                               and impossible to live in the past.
                                                 Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.

 
                                                                                                       ~ ` ~ Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

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Fight…

                                     Be selective in your battles.

 

 

                                         Sometimes peace is better than being right.

 

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   “Choose your battles wisely.

                        After all, life isn’t measured by how many times you stood up to fight.

                  It’s not winning battles that makes you happy, but it’s how many times you turned away and chose to look into a better direction.

                        Life is too short to spend it on warring. Fight only the most, most, most important ones, let the rest go.” 
                                   

 

                                                        C.JoyBell C

 

 

 

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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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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 )


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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Joy…

 

 

 

                        Each Elephant has an individual personality__

                                                    It has Joy,

                                                          It has grief,

                                                                         It has communication….

 

 

 

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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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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 )


Beauty…

                        

Beauty

 

                is a five letter

 

                                      Word…..

 

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                                                                                T  .  I   . G   .  E  .  R

 

 

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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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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…

 

 


Angel…

           

     

 

E very blade of grass has its angel

 

 

                     that bends over it and whispers, 

 

                                          “grow , Grow “

                                                                                         ~~  The Talmud

 

 


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 )


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 )


Better day…

I’m walking away from the troubles in my life,

 

I’m walking away oh to find a better day …’

 

 
~~ Craig David

 


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 )

 

 

 


Makhna in musth…

 

 

MUSTH…

 

” excitement , swiftness, odour, love, passion,

complete florescence of the body, wrath , prowess ,

and fearlessness are declared

to the  eight excellences of musth ”

 

~~~ matangalila

Nilakantha

 

 

Makhnas…..are

 

tuskless male elephants….

 

 

 

 

 

During musth the temporal gland

 

of the male swells and secretes a fluid….

 

During this period the males seek out and mate with cows.

 

Musth is sometimes described as

 

” an instinctive desire in the male elephants to fight and even kill, before mating ”

 

 

 

 

 

They are generally

 

big fellows with powerful trunks….

 

 

 

 

A big makhna is generally feared

 

by the members of any herd….

 

 

 

 

They seem to make up in size

 

of body & trunk for the lack of tusks &

 

are generally enormously powerful elephants….

 

 

 

 

It has been recorded that in the case

 

of a fight between a good sized tusker & a makhna…

 

the makhna snapped off one of the tusks of its

 

opponent with its trunk…

 

 

 

 

many males in musth also have a continual discharge or

 

dribble of urine , with damp patches on their hind legs…..

 

 


Reassurance…

 

 

              ” The little ear,

 

                            like the map of India,

 

                             were cocked forward listening to the only sounds

 

                               that mattered….

 

                               The call of  the mother…”

 

                                                               ~~j.H williams

 

 

 


Standing still…

 

 

 

”   …every creature on the face of the earth seems to know how to be quiet and        

                                                           still…..

 

                              but we seem to have lost the ability just to be quiet, to simply be

 

                                   present in the stillness that is the basis of our existence……”

                                                                                                                                 ~~john daido loori

 

 

          

   Stillness is very natural

 

                                                                    and uncomplicated..

 

.

 

 

                                                   it is incredibly

 

                                                                                              Profound…    

 

 

                              “…still , calm ,even

 



                                                             in the midst of chaos……” 


 

 

                    ”  To be            still         means…

 

                                       to empty yourself from the incessant flow of thoughts

 

                                                                         and create a state of consciousness that is open and

 

                                                                                                                                            receptive….”

 

 

 

 

                   ”  The stilled mind is like a mirror.


                                                     It  doesn’t process ; it just reflects.

 

                                                                                             at any moment it is free…”

 



Silent…

 

 

     “….so  silent    &   so alive that his

                                        Silence     is a song ,

                                             

                                  that this song is nothing but

                                       his    Silence..…”

~~~  Osho

 

There are moments   in life when

 

  some kind of magic happens..

 

This is one of them…..

 

 


Spirit…

 

 

 

                      ” Spirit… always stands still……

 

                                   long enough for the photographer it has chosen “

 

~~ M inor White

 

 

 

 

                       S P I R I T …..

 

                                 ……it was allowing me to be in it’s presence

 

 

 

 

                             S P I R I T …….

 

                           It allowed me to photograph…posing , still & dignified…..

 

 

 

where the   S P I R I T   

 

                                   does not work with hand….there is no art ”

 

                                                                                     ~~~~ Leonardo  da  Vinci

 

 

 

Trust   the    S P I R I T ..

.even if we can’t explai

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