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Human Business

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“Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.”
(Dalai Lama – Head of the Dge-lugs-pa order of Tibetan Buddhists, 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, b.1935)

This nun was praying while holding her prayer beads (mala) beneath the Bodhi-tree in Bodh Gaya (बोधगया), in the Indian state of Bihar.
This is the place of Gautama Buddha’s attainment of nirvana (Enlightenment).

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Nourishment

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Nourishment

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“Thirst for existence, O monks, has a specific condition, it is nourished by something, it also does not go without support. And what is that nourishment? It is ignorance.” (Buddha – Hindu Prince Siddharta Gautama, founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)

Those Buddhist nuns were standing at the door of a Tibetan temple located in Leh, the capital of Ladakh in the Himalayan hills. They came from several places of the state in order to follow some teachings there and it was the end of their stay, they were walking away with peace and happiness. I believe that in some ways they left with some kind of nourishment as well…

The Fulfillment of Compassion

Posted in Ladakh, the "land of high passes" with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2009 by designldg

The Fulfillment of Compassion

 

This is another picture of this lady who is a Buddhist nun whome I met as she was leaving an important ceremony in a Dharamsala in Leh, the capital of Ladakh in the Himalayan hills.

I often enjoy making close-up shots, sometime they allow me to frame an idea more than showing a detail.
Here I wanted to focus on a quarter of the face in order to attempt to distinguish the deepness of what this beautiful old lady had to give, videlicet hapiness, joy and the fulfillment of compassion.

The Little Sunshine of Ladakh

Posted in Ladakh, the "land of high passes" with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2009 by designldg

The Little Sunshine of Ladakh

 

This lady is a Buddhist nun, I met her as she was leaving an important ceremony in a Dharamsala in Leh, the capital of Ladakh in the Himalayan hills.
She was among many other women and there was so much of happiness and youth in her.
She wanted to see the pictures I took and she made many jokes about herself and the other nuns and monks who where captured in my camera.
She couldn’t see well so she took her time trying to focus the little screen.
I think that she must be very old even though she still had an amazing energy.
Later it was not easy to leave her, she was really sweet and very touching.

I’ll try to keep this little sunshine in a corner of my mind for the rest of my life.

Thx to my 150 000 viewers…!!!

Posted in Ladakh, the "land of high passes", Some of me with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2009 by designldg

Thx to my 150 000 viewers...!!!

 

Once again I want to thank you all for your kind comments and mails as 10 000 more viewers saw my photostream.
This morning you are 150 320 Flickr viewers, 49 460 Ipernity viewers and 25 522 visitors at my Worpress photo-blog.

The tradition is to celebrate this uploading a picture with me.
This one was shot by Manish Gupta, mere bhai, in front of a Tibetan temple located in Leh, the capital of Ladakh in the Himalayan hills.
I was showing to this Buddhist nun and to the other lady who came to meet her son that she didn’t see since a long time, a few pictures that I took of them.
It was a happy moment, we shared many things and we almost forgot how cold it was.

The Way to Happiness

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The Way to Happiness

 

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. 
If you want to be happy, practice compassion”. 
(The Dalai Lama)

“To love oneself is to love life. 
It is essential to understand that we make ourselves happy in making others happy”.
(Matthieu Ricard, Happiness / A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill)

This lady is a Buddhist nun, I met her as she was leaving an important ceremony in a Dharamsala in Leh, the capital of Ladakh.
She was among many other women and there was some much of happiness coming out from her expressions.
There is so much to learn from looking at people, words are not always necessarily.

Daughter of Wisdom

Posted in Buddhism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2009 by designldg

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As I was wakling towards the entrance of the Mahabodhi Temple, the place of Gautama Buddha’s attainment of nirvana (Enlightenment), in Bodh Gaya (बोधगया), in the Indian state of Bihar, I saw this Tibetan Buddhist nun who was sitting along the road.
She seemed to be tired probably because of a long journey in order to attempt the International Tipitaka Chanting Ceremony and she was resting there for a while.
A young Indian girl was helping her.
I could see that she is not an ordinary woman, I believe that she is highly educated as she is an elder nun and, as I could listen that she kept on repeating mantras, I felt that she was preserved in the sincere and dedicated practice of spiritual teachings which are the heart of Tibetan culture.

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