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Settling You In My Soul

Posted in Dreams in Disorder with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2013 by designldg

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“I’ve come to take you with me
even if I must drag you along
But first I must steal your heart
then settle you in my soul.

I’ve come as a spring
to lay beside your blossoms
To feel the glory of happiness
and spread your flowers around

I’ve come to show you off
as the adornment in my house
and elevate you to the heavens
as the prayers of those in love.

I’ve come to take back
the kiss you once stole
Either return it with grace
or i must take it by force

You’re my life
You’re my soul
Please be my last prayer
My heart must hold you forever

From the lowly earth
to the high human soul
There are a lot more
than a thousand stages

Since I’ve taken you along
from town to town
no way will I abandon
you halfway down this road

Though you’re in my hands
Though i can throw you around
like a child and a ball
I’ll always need to chase after you”
(Rumi – Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic, 1207–1273)

One more sunset shot in the countryside nearby Etawah in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

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In Your Hand

Posted in Dreams in Disorder with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2013 by designldg

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“In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand.
Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.”
( Jiddu Krishnamurti – Indian Theosophist Philosopher, 1895-1986)

This sunset was shot in the country side nearby Etawah in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
There was a strange atmosphere reminding the work of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the Flemish Renaissance painter known for his landscapes and peasant scenes…

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The antechamber of Heaven

Posted in With Silver & Gold with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2013 by designldg

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“Whatever path men travel is My path: No matter where they walk, it leads to Me.”
(From the Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 4 ‘Hindu Scripture’)

This picture was shot early in the morning when the first lights of sunrise reflected in the holy waters of the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
People enjoyed the freshness of dawn and bathing in this river made of silver and gold as if it was the antechamber of Heaven…

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Many Paths

Posted in With Silver & Gold with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2011 by designldg

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“Do not say that the Vedas, the Bible and the Koran are false.
Those who do not contemplate them are false.”
(The Sri Guru Granth Sahib, page 1350, The holy book of the Sikhs)

 

According to the Sikh Gurus there are “many paths” leading to the one God and ultimate salvation for all souls who treading on the path of righteousness.
This was shot at sunrise along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras) at the time when the holy waters become liquid gold, the moment when dreams are melting with reality, the moment with visions of what we humans are not supposed to see…
This young man wanted to enjoy the freshness of the night which was still there for a few more minutes, he was going to his washing board and soon he would start washing laundry.

 

 

Golden Daydreams

Posted in With Silver & Gold with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2010 by designldg

Golden Daydreams

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“All men dream: but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
(T.E. Lawrence – British Intelligence officer best known as Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935)

This picture was shot in Varanasi (Benaras) near Assi ghat at dawn when the holy waters of the Ganges become liquid gold.
The Eternal city is the sanctuary of many dreams, here they become reality for those who want to unfold what is kept in their inner soul.
Lawrence of Arabia was right, “dreamers of the day are dangerous men”, I managed to make mine possible…

All That Glisters

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All That Glisters

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“All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold:
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
Had you been as wise as bold,
Young in limbs, in judgement old
Your answer had not been inscroll’d
Fare you well, your suit is cold.”

The line comes from the secondary plot, the puzzle of Portia’s boxes (Act II – Scene VII – Prince of Morocco) in William Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice.
“All that glitters is not gold” is a well-known saying, meaning that not everything that looks precious is precious.
The popular form of the expression is a corruption of the 17th century synonym “glisters”.

Those who come to Benaras have to remember that gold in its raw form appears dull and does not glitter.
Then they will leave the Eternal city with something glittering in their heart and soul.
This picture was shot near Assi ghat at dawn when the holy waters of the Ganges become liquid gold…
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Eluding at Sunrise

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2009 by designldg

Eluding at Sunrise

 

“At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear. 
It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us. 
You can love completely without complete understanding”. 
(Norman Maclean, 1902-1990) 

This picture was also shot at Munshi ghat along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
Those two sâdhus were watching the holy river at sunrise, and the image came with this natural silhouette effect.
At that time people could still enjoy the last moments of a kind of freshness from an earlier storm.
Soon the sun will be rising, the heat will become unbearable and people will leave the ghats…