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Life Itself

Posted in Timeless Black & White with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by designldg

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“And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself ?”
(From “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera)

This picture was shot at Scindia ghat in Varanasi (Benaras) where a few young men were enjoying the freshness of dawn in the holy waters of the Ganges.

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Bathing in Unmined Gold

Posted in With Silver & Gold with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2013 by designldg

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“Hidden in the glorious wildness like unmined gold.”
(John Muir – Scottish-born American naturalist and author, 1838–1914)

At sunrise, this young man was doing yoga in the holy waters of the Ganges at Scindia ghat in Varanasi (Benaras).
He was floating as quiet and still as possible in order to find a deep relaxation.

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Being Happy

Posted in Corporeality with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2011 by designldg

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“When all your desires are distilled you will cast just two votes: To love more and to be happy.”
(Hāfez – Persian lyric poet, 1325-1390)

This young man was bathing in the holy waters of the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
The turquoise blue shades of Lal ghat were reflecting in the sacred river, calming down the deep greens and gold of the stream…

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A Heck of a Day

Posted in Corporeality with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2011 by designldg

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“To me, there are three things we all should do every day.
We should do this every day of our lives.
Number one is laugh.
You should laugh every day.
Number two is think.
You should spend some time in thought.
And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy.
But think about it.
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day.
That’s a heck of a day.
You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”
(Jim Valvano – American basketball coach, Coach of North Carolina State U., 1980-1990; won NCAA championship 1983, 1946-1993)

Those men were having fun in the holy waters of the Ganges at Dashaswamedh (Main) Ghat in Varanasi (Benaras).
They gave a touch of happiness to this place where usually solemn ceremonies are happening.

Cosmogonal Bath

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Cosmogonal Bath

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“In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seems puny.”
(Henry David Thoreau – American Poet and Philosopher, 1817-1862)

This man was having a ritual bath in the holy waters of the Ganges at Munshi ghat in Varanasi (Benaras).
Maybe his mind was then connected to the study of the origin and development of the universe mentioned by Henry David Thoreau…

Wading in Cold Waters

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Wading in Cold Waters

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“It doesn’t matter if the water is cold or warm if you’re going to have to wade through it anyway.”
(Teilhard de Chardin – French Geologist, Priest, Philosopher and Mystic, 1881-1955)

This picture was shot a few hours ago at Ram ghat in Varanasi (Benaras) where the city has to bear the lowest temperature of the year since a few days.
This young man is braving the cold in order to take his ritual bath in the holy waters of the Ganges.
Nights couldn’t be colder and it seems difficult for the city to wake up every morning.
In a few days everyone here will forget this unusual weather when the heat comes again in the city of all excess…

Into Little Waterdrops

Posted in Corporeality with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2010 by designldg

Into Little Waterdrops

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“O soul, be changed into little waterdrops,
And fall into the ocean, ne’er be found!”
(Christopher Marlowe – English Elizabethan Poet and Playwright, 1564-1593)

Several men were bathing along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
I was sitting on a ghat and I took several pictures.
Those anatomy close-up shots are a way to celebrate each part of what we are and to try to understand the amazing complexity concerning the human body which I often connect to CorpoReality…