Archive for May, 2010

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Perfectly Taken Care Of

Buddha

om mani padme hum

Letting out a sigh of content, I’m cosying up on the sofa with a mug of chai, having spent most of the day in my hammock on the balcony. After truly savouring the last few chapters of Maggie O’Farrell’s latest novel (The Hand that First Held Mine, an absolutely wonderful read!), I revisit some of my own spontaneous writings from my recent stay in India, and find a bit that I think might be nice to share here.

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The Celebration Inside

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan

Dance is just an expression of the celebration you feel inside. I respect a dancer who does not care about looking stupid and dances for the sheer pleasure of expression.

~ Hrithik Roshan

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Hum Tum aur Ghost Watch-Along

Hum Tum aur Ghost

Hum Tum aur Ghost

I absolutely loved last night’s Hum Tum aur Ghost watch-along! Fantastic film, and such a fun thing to do :)

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A Haven Within

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Umrao Jaan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Umrao Jaan

One day he said to her: »You are like me; you are different from most people. You are Kamala, no one else, and within you there is a stillness, a haven to which you can withdraw at any time and be at home there – just as I can. Few people have that, but yet all of them could have it.«

»Not all people are smart,« said Kamala.

»No,« said Siddhartha, »it does not depend on that. Kamaswami is as smart as I am, and yet he has no haven within him. Others do have it who are mere children as far as their understanding goes. Most people, Kamala, are like fallen leaves that blow and whirl about in the air, then dip and fall to earth. But others, only a few, are like stars, which move on a fixed course where no wind reaches them; they have their law and their course within them.«

~ From Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

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Don’t Get Up

Mooji ♥

Mooji ♥

Keep sitting in the chair of your own being; don’t get up and go forward. It’s fine; all is good.

~ Mooji

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Loadsa Kichchees!

Vivek & Lady Ivy

Vivek & Lady Ivy

Awww… look what Vivek posted on Twitter today! Adorable beyond words :) What’s left of my heart is now just a puddle on the floor… *melts*

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The Distance of a Thought

Mooji & Arunachala

Mooji & Arunachala

How far are you from your Self?

The distance between yourself and that which you imagine yourself to be is only the distance of a thought. A five star thought.

~ Mooji

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The World Is…

Mooji ♥

Mooji ♥

The world is nothing like you think it is; the world is exactly what you think it is.

~ Mooji

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Song of the Avadhut

Om namah Shivaya

om namah shivaya

Maya? Maya? How could that be?
A shadow? A shadow? It doesn’t exist.
The Reality is One; it’s everything.
It’s all-pervasive; nothing else exists.

Dattatreya’s Song of the Avadhut is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever come across. You can download it here (.pdf, 359 kB).

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An Illusion Lost

Photo by alifemorefabulous

Photo by alifemorefabulous

There is no such thing as an enlighted person, for who is it that can become that which already is?

There is simply seeing and not seeing. Seeing does not come about through something gained but rather through an illusion lost.

What you are looking for is that which already sees.

~ Tony Parsons (via Roshi)

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