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Soul menders…

 

The way of these gentle giants..

&

how they heal us are

mysterious…

 

 

 

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They are some of the most 

accomplished

&

accessible

 

 

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healers we may

ever

meet…

 

 

 

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there is power that resides

in the heart of

species…

 

 

 

 

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that..is 

exponentially

higher than ..the power of any 

individual…

 

 

 

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The desire to know your

soul

will end all 

other desires.

                   ~ ` ~ Rumi

 

 

 

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My soul is my

guide.

                     ~ ` ~ Rumi

 

 

 

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( words adapted from; “Animals as healers “.. pictures taken at Kaziranga national park,India )


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 )


Care about…

On GLOBAL TIGER DAY…

 
No one will protect what they don’t

 
care about ; & no one will care about

 
what they have never experienced.

 
                             ~ ` ~  David Attenborough

 

 

 

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( At Kanha National park, central India )


Dive…

If you are 

falling

dive…

 

   ~ ` ~  Joseph Campbell 

 

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Happiness…

 

On a cloudy day, the clouds hide the sun,

but the sun is always there in

the sky…

Like the sun, happiness is often hidden by

the clouds of thoughts & worries…

 

 

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You have to scatter &dissolve the clouds to

experience it…

 

 

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All you have to do is calm down your mind &

feelings, because when there is a quiet mind

& inner peace, happiness emerges 

from within you…

 

 

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You don’t have to create happiness, because though

you may not believe it, it is a part of your

essence , but is just hidden…

 

 

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happiness is there within you.

just calm your mind & stay relaxed...

 

 

 

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…what you need to do is strive not to allow

your feelings get upset by

your memories...

 

 

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Inner peace & happiness are inter connected.

you want more happiness ?

Learn to calm your mind make 

it less restless…

 

 

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It is an inseparable part of your consciousness,

of your essence, & comes out

where your mind

  is free from disturbing &

constant thinking…

 

 

 

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...when the mind gets quiet you experience the

happiness in you…

 

 

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...the treasure is there , whether you see it

or not. so is happiness.

 

 

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…it is always here , only hidden by

constant thinking

& worries…

 

 

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Do not let worries 

hide

your 

Happiness…

 

 

 

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Location : Samanar Hills ( Jain hills) keelakuilkudi, Near Madurai, Tamil Nadu. India (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samanar_Hills)

Words: adapted from an article by  Remez Sasson

 


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 )


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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Stop Looking…

   

 

                   Stop looking for happiness

 
                              in the same place you

 
                                           lost it.
                                                      ~ ` ~ Unknown  

 

 

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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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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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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 )


Black & white…

                                        

               “Color is everything,

                                          black and white is more.    

      

                                                                    ~`~ Dorninie Rouse

 

 

 

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                  “To see in color is a delight for the eye    

                          but to see in black and white is a      

                              delight for the soul.” 

~`~ Andri Cauldwell

 

 

 

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                    “I’ve been forty years discovering that    

 

                                              the queen of all colors is black.” 

 

                                                                                                     ~`~ Henri Mattise

 

 

 

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                 “One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this:  

                  in black and white you suggest;    

                               in color you state  .     

                             Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty…          

                       absolute certainty.”                                 

                                          ~`~ Paul Outerbridge

 

 

 

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               “Black and white are the colors of photography.

 

                 To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to

 

                        which mankind is forever subjected.”                                               

                                                                               ~`~  Robert Frank

 

 

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The world is in color

                       you have to work at B& W

                                                        ~`~  Andrew Maclean

 

 

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              Black and white are the colors of photography.

 

                                To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair

 

                                                        to which mankind is forever subjected.

                                                                                                                ~`~ Unknown

 

 

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                                               Black & white (photography) frees up the photographer to see the 
                                           World & recreate it in a fresh way, shifting the image from
                                                 “How it looked to” how it felt.”

                                                                                       ~`~ Gregory Heisler

 

 

 

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                      Life is like a good B&W photograph,

 

                                              there ‘s black , there’s white &

                                                                                 lots of shades in between

 

                                                                                                        ~`~ Karl Heiner

 

 

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Shadow & Soul…

 

 

 

 

 

                           “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, 

                                      in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”

                                                                                                            ~`~ Pablo Neruda

 

 

 

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A Hug…

         

 

           Hugging is the ideal gift.

               Great for any occasion, fun to give and receive,

                    shows you care, comes with its own wrapping and,

                    of course, is fully returnable. Hugging is practically perfect.

                       No batteries to wear out, inflation-proof, nonfattening,

                        no monthly payments, theft-proof and nontaxable.”

 

                                                                         ~~ Unknown

 

 

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                       “Hugs are a means of transferring energy to

                         another person who is dear to you.

                    This will replenish depleted energy

                         at any time particularly when a dear person is sick.”
                                                                                     ~~ Unknown

 

 

 

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                          “Hugs are to pull two

                               people closer together

                          but why is it that you can never see the other

                             person’s expression when it happens?”

                                                                ~~ Unknown

 

 

 

 

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                                           My favorite place to

                                                                     be is inside of your

 

                                                                         hugs where it’s warm and loving.”

 

 

                                                                                                                ~~  unknown

 

 

 

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                                        “As long as you hold me,

                                                         I am safe from all harm.”

 

                                                                                                      ~~ Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

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                                             “Hugs are great,
                                        but when they are from the
                                  people you care most about,
                          it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside!”
                                           ~~ unknown
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                              “Sometimes it’s better to put
                                love into hugs than to
                                          put it into words.”
                                                                        ~~ Unknown
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A Tree…

          A tree says: My strength is trust.

                 I know nothing about my fathers,

               I know nothing about the thousand children that

              every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed 

          t o the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me.

                             I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.

 

~~ Hermann Hesse

 

 

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                I never saw a discontented tree. 

                       They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though

                    fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.

                                    They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,

                               going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day

                                    and through space heaven knows how fast and far!

                                                             ~ ~   John Muir

 

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                Consider the trees which allow the birds to perch and fly

                        away without either inviting them to stay

                          or desiring them never to depart.

                                          If your heart can be like this,

                                                   you will be near to the way..

                                                                            ~~ Zen saying

 

 

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                 “Love the trees until their leaves fall off,

                                            then encourage them to try again next year.”

                                                                                             ~~ Chad Sugg

 

 

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(  A  Ficus mollis  tree )

 


Mountain…

 

                    It isn’t the mountain ahead to climb

                       that wear you out;

                                  It’s the pebble in

                                              your shoes.”

 

                                                            ~ ~ Mohammed Ali

 

 

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(Place : “yanna Malai”  A.K.A The elephant hill.  In my home town Madurai . India )

 

 

 

 

 


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 )


Living rocks -Jain hill – Aritapati

                           

                                                Silence and Self-control is non-violence.

~~~ Lord Mahavira

 

     Half a mile to the north west of the village of Arittapatti is a hillock called Kalinjamalai

( Arittapatti  village is Near Madurai, Tamil Nadu, In India )

Arittapatti was to be a flourishing Jaina centre until the
Ninth century…
This is confirmed by the period rock carving of a seated Tirthankara, canopied by a triple umbrella over his head; 

 

 


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Non-injury to all living beings is the only religion.” (first truth of Jainism) “In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self, and should therefore refrain from inflicting upon others such injury as would appear undesirable to us if inflicted upon ourselves.”

“This is the quintessence of wisdom; not to kill anything. All breathing, existing, living sentient creatures should not be slain, nor treated with violence, nor abused, nor tormented, nor driven away. This is the pure unchangeable Law. Therefore, cease to injure living things.”

“All living things love their life, desire pleasure and do not like pain; they dislike any injury to themselves; everybody is desirous of life and to every being, his life is very dear.”
                      Yogashastra (Jain Scripture) (c. 500 BC)” 

 

 

 

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On the eastern face of the hill is a cavern with a drip-ledge cut into the outer face of the rock. 

On the brow of the cave is found a Bramhi  inscription which has been dated to between the second and first century B.C.

The inscription, engraved as a single line with 33 letters and running for 3.10 metres, reads as follows: ilanjiy vel mapparavan makan emayavan nalmuzhaukai kotupithavan.

It means, “Emayavan, son of Mapparavan, chief of Ilanji, has caused the carving of this auspicious cave.”

 

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“Mahavira proclaimed in India that religion is a reality and not a mere social convention.

  It is really true that salvation can not be had by merely observing external ceremonies. 

Religion cannot make any difference between man and man.”

                                                               ~~~Rabindranath Tagore

 

Jain Thirthankara sculpture is carved out with engravings  below.

 

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We learn from scriptures (Sashtras) and commentaries that Jainism is existing from beginningless time. 

This fact is indisputable and free from difference of opinion. 

There is much historical evidence on this point.”

                                         ‑‑ Lokamanya Bala Gangadhar Tilak

 

 

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The beautiful   rock formations   was what which drew me to this place…

do take a look at my post     Balance...    here

 

These rocks hide some deep meaning ..

only our eyes need to see  them…

 

 

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These rocks give you a Religious sense of Awe…

 

 

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The silence is very real….

You can feel it..

 

 

 

 

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Seemingly close enough to reach out

and touch…

 

 

 

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They don’t talk..

and that’s what I like about them…

 

 

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But..

each rock has a story to tell…

 

 

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( Source: Jain heritage site; The Hindu )


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 )


Black or White…

     

 

Now I   believe in Miracles

  And a miracle ..

 Has happened..

It don’t matter if you’re

 Black or White…. ( Micheal Jackson )

 

 

   The  T I  G E R …is the symbol of power,

   Unbridled, elemental.

 

 

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And he lives alone,

unblemished, unmarred..

 

 

 

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The more you know about him,

the more he gets into your imagination….

 

 

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( words : Billy Arjan Singh )


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 )


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…


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


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 )


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 )


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 )


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…..

 

 


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 )


Speaking rocks…

 

 

 

The  R O C K S …..They are visible ..but invisible…

This  happens   .only when you put your whole energy   into it…

You start looking into the inside of things….then a rock is not ..just a rock

When  I saw this rock,  the first thing that stuck me was they  that they were friends…brothers ?…probably

                                                                                                                                     S O U L M A T E S …


May be it was one rock …which became three… over the years…

 

 

 

 

You can feel they are Breathing.…& that it is

                                          looking at you…

 

 

 

I touched it and I could feel it was

                                            Breathing…

 

 

 

I touched it  and could feel  its

                                                          warmth…

 

 

 

I touched it …could feel it was

                                                 responding…

 

 

 

 

There is a great deal …it does not

                                                              speak …

 

 

 

 

There is life here …ready to be

   released…

 

 

 

 

The words comes from the very heart of it…

It comes from its very

                                                 Being…

 

 

 

 

The moment you start listening to

  wordless….

 

 

 

 

You will hear what is being said  more importantly

                                                                           unsaid…

 

 

 

 

There  are no use of words….but

                                                   Gaps in between…

 

 

 

 

When you have become fully alert & there is no

                                                            Mind anymore….

 

 

 

 

‘ Hearing is possible for everybody ; listening is possible

only for those who are silent…”

osho