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The Free Soul

The Free Soul
"The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them."
(From “Tales of Ordinary Madness” by Charles Bukowski)

This man was among a group of homeless people staying nearby Ja…
Added on September 16, 2013

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“Her drama was a drama not of heaviness but of lightness.
What fell to her lot was not the burden but the unbearable lightness of being.”
(From "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera)

This is one of my favourite sentences by Milan Kundera…
Added on September 16, 2013

The Wholeness Of The Self

The Wholeness Of The Self
“Remembering our past, carrying it around with us always, may be the necessary requirement for maintaining, as they say, the wholeness of the self.
To ensure that the self doesn’t shrink, to see that it holds on to its volume, memories have to be watered…
Added on September  7, 2013

Beautiful in my eyes

Beautiful in my eyes
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."
(Confucius - Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher, 551 BC-479 BC)

This teenager belongs to a dhobi wallah's family, I met her a few days ago near Rani ghat along the Ganges where she was helping…
Added on August 10, 2013

Bette Davis Eyes

Bette Davis Eyes
"...She'll expose you, when she snows you
Off your feet with the crumbs she throws you
She's ferocious and she knows just
What it takes to make a crow blush
All the boys think she's a spy
She's got Bette Davis eyes..."
(From "Bette Davis Eyes" by Donna We…
Added on August 10, 2013

The Good Life

The Good Life
"There is a special spirit among people who call themselves Banarsis, whether they are rickshaw-pullers, merchants in the market, or the old aristocracy.
It is an art of living, both passionate and carefree.
They call it masti ("joie de vivre"), mauj ("de…
Added on August 10, 2013

Out Of The Depths

Out Of The Depths
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.
These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills…
Added on July 17, 2013

An Endless Well

An Endless Well
"Vel once told me that the heart isn't like a cup of water.
You can't drain it.
It's more like an endless well, and the more you love, the more it pumps out."
(From "Endgame" by Ann Aguirre)

After sunrise this lady was pumping water near Raj ghat alon…
Added on July 17, 2013

Related To the whole world

Related To the whole world
"As a woman I have no country.
As a woman I want no country.
As a woman, my country is the whole world."
(Virginia Woolf - English writer, 1882–1941)

This lady was changing clothes after having a bath in the holy waters of the Ganges in Varanasi (Benar…
Added on July 17, 2013

In the Dust of the Lord's Feet

In the Dust of the Lord's Feet
"Bathing in the dust of the Lord's Feet, one contemplates the Lord and comes not again into the world of form.
And, dedicated to the Guru's Feet, dispelled are one's fears and doubts, and one gathers the fruit of one's heart desire."
(Sri Guru Granth Sahi…
Added on June 13, 2013

True Wisdom

True Wisdom
“I know what I have given you.
I do not know what you have received.”
(Antonio Porchia - Italian poet, 1886-1968)

This man is a worshipper of Shiva and stays in an ashram near Raj ghat along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
Since a few days it has been…
Added on June  9, 2013

Listening To The Messengers

Listening To The Messengers
“These pains you feel are messengers.
Listen to them.”
(Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī known as Rumi - Persian poet and Sufi mystic, 1207-1273)

This is a dhobi wallah (laundry worker) who washes laundry in the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
All day long h…
Added on May  5, 2013

The Support Of This World

The Support Of This World
"Forgetfulness of God, beloved,
is the support of this world;
spiritual intelligence its ruin.
For Intelligence belongs to that other world,
and when it prevails, this material world is overthrown."
(Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī known as Rumi - Persian po…
Added on May  5, 2013

Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and Physical

Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and Physical
"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical."
(Julius Erving (Dr. J) - American basketball player, b.1950)

At the little akhara (gymnasia) along the Ganges at Jatar ghat in Varanasi (Ben…
Added on April  4, 2013

The First Requisite Of Happiness

The First Requisite Of Happiness
"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness."
(Joseph Pilates - Creator of the Pilates method, 1883-1967)

This is a little akhara (gymnasia) along the Ganges at Jatar ghat in Varanasi (Benaras) where men come for their daily training at sunrise…
Added on April  3, 2013

The Greatest Power In The Universe

The Greatest Power In The Universe
“In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess.
She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way.
I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.”
(From “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” by N.K.…
Added on April  3, 2013