Saturday, August 23, 2008

Mt Abu, India and the Brahmakumaris

It will be a foggy dawn,
& one day I will be gone,
My seat will be empty;

[I tried my hand in a bit of poetry - the photo is actually from Mt Abu one foggy dawn in fact.]

Anyway the photos of Brahmakumaris' campus at Mt Abu are in one slide and the other is of the road from Ahmedabad to Mt Abu  & back.

It was raining so heavily all the time causing darkness, and I am yet to find out some people take wonderful rain photos without damaging their equipment!!!

You can find more about them here
What an organisation! Very much into education of Rajyoga... and very much organised!! I have been introduced to Yoga and all these Indian ways of life and Spiritual Attainment when I was at the age of 6. Let me confess that I do not practise Yoga or lead an ideal life. (Hey! Wait wait! It is not that I lead a sinful life either! Do not get any wrong ideas into your minds!!). But what I meant is that though I do not practice Yoga and all, I know the benefits of the same. When we talk of yoga that we usually talk about is it is a Physical exercise- external and internal both. Yes most yogic exercise that we talk about help us in in our physical well being - both external (muscles, suppleness, etc) and internal (liver/ kidney/backbones etc). But Rajayoga is something like Transcendental Meditation (by Maharshi Mahesh Yogi) -- it is an exercise of the Mind. Among all the groups that we have here in India, I found (with my limited knowledge but I am willing to bet on myself) Brahmakumaris is the only organised body that devotes its time to teaching Rajayoga.

Ahmedabad to Mt Abu.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Surface of Mars

Look well. You can see your past in the liquid!!
Life is as frothy and beer!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Looking back

This post is for Sujoy who seems to be liking my stupid photos!! hehe... well.. yes I am back from Mt Abu on 18th... and have got some photos.. though because of rain I could not get good ones.. and mostly it is of Brahmakumaris.... and I still need to edit them... I was back from Mt Abu and then went home and then came back ... while at home I just slept and relaxed. If only "papi pet ka sawal nahin hota"- I would have left my job and just slept off the remainder of my life!! To translate for those who do not know Hindi.. this means If only there was no worrying about our sinful stomach -- sinful because it wants food!! base very base!! hmmm!!
Well... since my new reader Sujoy is after me for some photos...... and since I am not ready yet with the editing.. being busy with this stupid life.... I will rather post something else ... well.. if my earlier message was looking ahead... why not one on looking back?

These are from my past... the eyes which made my heart once flutter and roll and jump and hiccup and blink and .. and .. and.... when it should not have!! ... while respecting her privacy.. I think I can host it here.. ... as an ode to my memories ... do the eyes beckon you too? Do they remind you of the sirens who brought the ships to their disaster?

:-))) These are Indian Eyes by the way from Kolkata .... for the do not think this post is in anyway out of the context of my Blog!!


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