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A Contrast in Attitude

Posted in Dreams in Disorder with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2012 by designldg

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“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
(Charles R. Swindoll – American Writer and Clergyman, b.1934)

This picture was shot in New Delhi where it is still possible to see such a contrast in the streets.
Elephant and rickshaw…after all it is indeed a contrast in attitude…

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Far From The Madding Crowd

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2011 by designldg

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“…Far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife,
Their sober wishes never learned to stray;
Along the cool sequestered vale of life
They kept the noiseless tenor of their way…”
(From “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” by Thomas Gray – British poet, 1716–1771)

This is Nandeshwar Ghat which stands along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
Anyone who comes to this part of the river which is far from the crowd of the center, is walking in James Prinsep’s footsteps in search of a timeless beauty.
Nothing there has changed from his drawings made two hundred years ago.

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All That We Are

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

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“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
The mind is everything.
What we think we become.”

(Prince Gautama Siddharta – The Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)

I often come on Sundays to Sarnath in order to enjoy shanti (peace) away from the noisy traffic of varanasi (Benaras).

Once I saw this Tibetan monk who was meditating in front of the Bodhi Tree which is a sacred place for the Buddhists as it originated from the sapling of the Sri Lankan Bodhi tree, which is also a branch of the original Bodhi tree (Bodh Gaya) under which the Buddha attained enlightenment in 528 BCE.

He was deep in thoughts and I don’t think that he noticed me.
I tought that his huge sunglasses could launch a trend…

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