“ 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
Too often in life we pass by
Let’s pause, change perspective &
See things more clearly.
~`~ Sergio de silva
( Corbett national park,India)
” We lose ourselves in the
things we love…
We find ourselves there
There is no greater
than to know who you
~ ` ~ osho
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 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
Declares his might- our lord
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
We lead our lives like water flowing
going more or less in one direction
until we splash into something
that forces us to find a
( At corbett National park, India )
How impossible it is to walk though the forest
~ ` ~ Zen
Stop looking for happiness
in the same place you
~ ` ~ Unknown
I was a terrible believer in things, but I was also a terrible non- believer.
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
“ 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,
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.
“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.”
“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
There are no paths…
Paths are made by
~~ Antonio Machado
( 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…
If the mud ain’t flying
You ain’t trying…
Go through the mud
It isn’t deep
wish your daddy
like mine ??
The world is
If you pray
be prepared for
(words: internet posters…)
“ You are not a drop
in the ocean
You are the entire Ocean,
In a drop ”
Each Elephant has an individual personality__
It has Joy,
It has grief,
It has communication….
It’s exactly one year since I started my blog
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…
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
I am cute….
If you think
I am cute….
You should see my
I may be small..
But I am the Boss…
Babies are the link
Between angels & man
A baby is god’s opinion that
the world should go on…
~~ Carl Sandburg
Sometimes the smallest bundles bring
The greatest joy…
Every baby needs
~~ Henry Robin
Sometimes the smallest things shine
brightest in our lives…
Some times It’s the smallest things that
take up the most room in our
~~ Winnie the pooh
If they breath they live….
If they live they feel….
If they feel they love….
If they love they are aware…
If they are aware ..
They have a SOUL….
( words : Anthony Douglas Williams )
” If you cannot enjoy your own company,
who else is going to enjoy it ..”
“In decency ,
Vulgarity , Obscenity
are strictly confined to man ;
he invented them.
Among the higher animals,
there is no trace of them “
( words : Mark Twain )
is a five letter
T . I . G . E . R
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
(words : Ace Of Base )
” Do not let the behavior of others
destroy your inner peace. ”
~~ Dalai lama
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
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.
…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 )
“ The beast which passeth all others
in wit & mind “
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…
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 )
I’m walking away from the troubles in my life,
I’m walking away oh to find a better day …’
~~ Craig David
Two Hearts, in their own
world, Beating for each other,
with great reverence. !
The birds around me……
Their thoughts I cannot measure……
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure…..
~~( william Wordsworth )
” excitement , swiftness, odour, love, passion,
complete florescence of the body, wrath , prowess ,
and fearlessness are declared
to the eight excellences of musth ”
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
The call of the mother…”
” …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
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
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 Y …we do …..W H A T ...we do…