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Things we love…

” We lose ourselves in the 

things we love…


We find ourselves there








There is no greater 


than to know who you


~ ` ~ osho





Burst forth…


There is something fierce &

terrible in me,

eligible to burst forth.

I dare not tell it in


                         ~ ` ~ Walt Whitman






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

~ ` ~ Jorge Luis Borges





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









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


~ ` ~ Tom Alter









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

                                                       ~ ` ~ Dr Seuss




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


( At corbett National park, India )







                        How impossible it is to walk though the forest 


                                        without telegraphing


                                 your presence…


                                                                                  ~ ` ~  Zen





Stop Looking…



                   Stop looking for happiness

                              in the same place you

                                           lost it.
                                                      ~ ` ~ Unknown  






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  





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,



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









                                     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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“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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   Travelers  ,

                           There are no paths…


                                    Paths are made by 



                                                                       ~~  Antonio Machado



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



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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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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                        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” .(. 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


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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


                                                                                            ~~ Winnie the pooh

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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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                 “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 )






                is a five letter




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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


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

                                                     Just walk away….

                                                 It’s tearing me apart you are


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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…




                   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








                      Every child is born with trust.

                         You came with trust

                               trust was there ,

                                        trust is there,

                                       trust will be there…..



You are trust…








E very blade of grass has its angel



                     that bends over it and whispers, 


                                          “grow , Grow “

                                                                                         ~~  The Talmud







               To follow the path

                               Look to the master

                                      Follow the master

                              Walk with the master

                        See through the master

                                        Become the master


                                                                                ~~ zen 










                    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 )





  ” 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








                     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 







( 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…





” excitement , swiftness, odour, love, passion,

complete florescence of the body, wrath , prowess ,

and fearlessness are declared

to the  eight excellences of musth ”


~~~ matangalila






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…..







              ” 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        



                              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





                              “…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







                   ”  The stilled mind is like a mirror.

                                                     It  doesn’t process ; it just reflects.


                                                                                             at any moment it is free…”






     “….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… 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

  W H Ywe do …..W H A T ...we do…