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Moving Water

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2012 by designldg

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“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
When actions come from another section, the feeling disappears.
Don’t let others lead you.

They may be blind or, worse, vultures.
Reach for the rope of God.
And what is that ?
Putting aside self-will.
Because of willfulness people sit in jail, the trapped bird’s wings are tied, fish sizzle in the skillet.
The anger of police is willfulness.
You’ve seen a magistrate inflict visible punishment.
Now see the invisible.
If you could leave your selfishness, you would see how you’ve been torturing your soul.
We are born and live inside black water in a well.
How could we know what an open field of sunlight is ?
Don’t insist on going where you think you want to go.
Ask the way to the spring.
Your living pieces will form a harmony.
There is a moving palace that floats in the air with balconies and clear water flowing through, infinity everywhere, yet contained under a single tent.”
(“Moving Water” by Jalal ad-Din Rumi – Persian poet and Sufi mystic, 1207-1273)

Those moving waters take a spiritual veil whenever they flow along the banks of Varanasi (Benaras), the Eternal city.
The holy waters of the Ganges for eternity, infinity and harmony…

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A Seeming Mermaid Steers

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A Seeming Mermaid Steers.


“Her gentlewoman, like the Neriedes,
So many mermaids, tender her i’ the eyes
And made their bends adornings; at the helm
A seeming mermaid steers”.
(William Shakespeare – “Antony and Cleopatra”)

A few days ago this charming and pretty mermaid came to the shore of the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
It was almost before sunset, it was very hot earlier, I guess she was enjoying the evening breeze.
I was sitting nearby on the stairs of Munsi ghat, I took several shots, she saw me, it seemed that she didn’t mind but she vanished in the holy waters before I had the time to show her the pictures…