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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 )

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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 )


Really look…

    

                    When You

 

                           Really look …

 

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For me……

 

                        You will

 

 

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                          See me

 

                                  Instantly…

 

 

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( words : Kabir dass )


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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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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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…..

 

 


Sharing…

Sharing your blissfulness is the only charity.

 

Sharing your joy is the only gratitude.

 

Existence has given you too much, share it.

 

 

 

 

 

The more you share the more you will have it

 

The less you share the less you will have it.

If you don’t share it you won’t have it at all.

 

 

~~Osho

 

 


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 )


Artless..

                            ”   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……

                                …….Zen                           

                           Only our eyes need to see

                             where  …there is a


                                 M  E  A N I N G…..

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

                      These…….Displays…..

                 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