Sriram Janak – Photography

Posts tagged “flower

The Bud…




   And the day came when the risk 

to remain tight in a bud was more

painful than the risk

it took to blossom.

~ ` ~   Anais Nin





The Moment…


The moment in between what you once were,

                      and who you are becoming

                          is where the

                                dance of life

                                       really begins.

                                                                                    ~ ` ~   Barbara Deangelis








I don’t like formal gardens.

I like wild nature.

It’s just the wildness instinct in me,

I Guess.

~~ Walt Disney


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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…:-) 






      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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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








Be Granted…..




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






is this how it all began ?

to grow lilies

( words : Divyam Surabhi )


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 )





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 )



                            ”   The state of mind of the photographer while

                                creating is a blank….(but ) it is a very active state

                             of mind really, a very receptive state of mind, ready

                                        at an instant to grasp an image, yet with no image

                                                        pre-formed in it at any time. “

                                                                                   ~~~~ Minor white

    Every blade of grass has it’s angel that bends over it & whispers,

                                               Grow …grow……………………….                       

                                                                                ~~~~The Talmud


  A fallen  F L o W e R ….

              returning to the branch

     it was a B U T T e  F L Y……


                           Only our eyes need to see

                             where  …there is a

                                 M  E  A N I N G…..

                     O f t e n ……. we overlook ….


                 Without looking forward to tomorrow………

                               T H I N K …….of this moment……

T R U E …. strength

                                      I s …Delicate……

                  ” When you try to stop activity to achieve passivity,

                               your very efforills you with activity ”   

                                                                                             ~~~~Jianzhi Sengca