“ 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
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
The journey isn’t so much about becoming anything.
Maybe it’s unbecoming everything
that isn’t you
….so that you can
be who you were meant
in the first place…
~ ` ~ Unknown
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 )
A mother’s love for her child is like
nothing else in the world.
It knows no law, no pity
it dares all things & crushes
all that stands in
~ ` ~ Agatha Christie
Being a full time mother
is one of the highest salaried jobs
in my field,
since the payment is
~ ` ~ Mildred B Vermont
A mum’s hug
lasts long after
she lets go…
A mother is not a person
to lean on,
But a person to make
~ ` ~ Dorothy canfield Fisher
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,
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
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…)
Each Elephant has an individual personality__
It has Joy,
It has grief,
It has communication….
Just A reminder …
not to judge..
To do yours in your own P a c e….
Baby & I…
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…
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 )
” Do not let the behavior of others
destroy your inner peace. ”
~~ Dalai lama
My wishes for a beautiful & peaceful New year…
To follow the path
Look to the master
Follow the master
Walk with the master
See through the master
Become the master
” 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…
I’m walking away from the troubles in my life,
I’m walking away oh to find a better day …’
~~ Craig David
” Every art has its mystery
its Spiritual rhythm”
~~ D.T Suzuki
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
” Mystery is the seed of
” 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 )
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 ”
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…”
Tusker in rain…
” only that day dawns to
which we are awake “
~~Henry David Thoreau
I always wanted to photograph a Tusker in rain……
early morning ride….
we were just entering the forest through the bamboo thickets…..when
we heard the sound of bamboo cracking….& the bamboo near the road swayed….
It was raining…
and I was praying….
the camera was ready…and we saw this handsome fellow emerge …
In the forest …
they say everything happens suddenly &
all at once…
“…….the painter is in love with colours,
The poet is in love with words…….”
and I was in love with this gentle gaint…
” 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…
“There are times in life , you can count them in minutes ,
when you experience an awareness far greater than you usually
Find in a whole year “
As soon as we started our trip by boat…we sighted a herd of elephants. and started moving towards them immediately..We saw the herd moving towards the jungle…
and went as fast as we could .
We noticed there was one little baby which suddenly decided that it needed to sleep..!!…
We lost our hearts to this baby. the herd had no option but to stay put…&
we spent a glorious 2 hrs with this baby and the herd…..
These are moments…
I counted… and kept counting…
A smell can carry a
“….like humans , the animal should be permitted to speak its
own emotional language, which is up to the beholder to understand……….”
That low nice
…” to understand animals …it is essential to
understand what they F E E L…..”
There is a great deal…
it does not speak…..