Monday, May 30, 2005

The Monk

Monk, pigeons photo and quote by lao tzu on wealth

Quote: He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.
Author: Lao Tzu
Photographer: Shankar Somayajula

I am planning to cast my net today. I am keeping my fingers crossed. My dear visitors, can you pray for me? Lets see whether I can pull it off......

Meanwhile a lively snap by Shankar taken at Rumtek Monastery also called Dharma Chakra Centre (DCC) in Gangtok, Sikkim.

- Dheepak Ra


Blogger a_beautifulmind said...

My kind of blog Dheepak. I love quotes & each of ur post has something special...small but wonderful..:-)
Dropped here from anubhav's blog.
Really refreshing blog like a cup of coffee.. :-)

5/30/2005 11:59 AM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Eby, Thanks a lot for dropping by. May be I should thank anubhav too :-) Let me try to serve you tea next time. Though no guarantees after all majority of my readers prefer coffee (atleast I do ;-) )

5/30/2005 1:05 PM  
Blogger Srinivas said...

knowledge fits the description perfectly - the more you impart, the more you get back!
great one - you seem to get the picture and the quote that goes with the pic very well!! Excellent.

5/30/2005 9:16 PM  
Blogger Debarshi said...

A nice snap and a nice quote. The snap refreshes my memories of Rumtek. When I was in Sikkim I used to daily see the monestry from my house with my uncles binoculars. The vibrant yellow and blue colors on the monestry walls are truly awesome. Once you enter the bulding the Big Staue of Lord Buddha plus the chanting by the monks create a divine environment. Behind the main temple there is Nalanda University, I am not sure, but somebody told me that it is the largest Education Centre for Budhist Studies. Whatever, a place worth visiting.

5/30/2005 9:24 PM  
Blogger SonSon said...

Great pic and love the quote. Another success beajaar. Good luck with the endeavors you've planned.

5/30/2005 9:25 PM  
Blogger Scarface said...

Lovely Photo, and the quote complements it perfectly. Convey my congratulations to the photographer. :-)

5/30/2005 11:07 PM  
Anonymous Shankar S. said...

Thanks for the kind words, folks.

I was initially planning to take a snap of some pigeons eating rice on the courtyard of the Dharma Chakra Centre (DCC) in Rumtek, Gangtok... A Monk came along the scene unexpectedly and the photo changed to that of the pigeons taking flight with the Monk in their midst.

Dheepak RA has added a very appropriate quote for the snap and improved it further :-)

5/31/2005 1:50 AM  
Blogger niki yokota said...

wat a beautiful shot!! monk and pigeons gave me absolute peace. thanx deepak-ji!!

5/31/2005 7:25 AM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Srinivas, thats a nice interpration.

Debarshi, despite having stayed with you for so many months, I never realized that you were in Sikkim for any extended period of time. Thanks for the info about the Rumtek. Nalanda university was supposed to be one of the ancient centres of learning. During its hey days which is several centuries before, it was considered one of the largest in India (or was it Asia too) Let me add I am not too sure whether the Nalanda university which you and I are referring are one and the same. May be they are different.

Sonson, Thanks a lot. I have initiated the steps and now I am waiting for the results - probably it will announce only tomorrow (already its 20:15 IST)

Scarface, as you can see from the next comment, I did. Thanks for dropping by.

Shankar, thanks a lot for filling in. I was stuck both with work as well as poor internet connectivity.

Niki, You can call me as just Dheepak. "Ji" is with respect and I dont deserve it. BTW I guess it isnt mentioned in the site, so let me tell you a secret - I am just 24 years old.

5/31/2005 7:49 AM  
Blogger patina said...

your blog is at the top of my list of favorites. the photos are captivating by themselves. the quotes create an even higher level of enjoyment. probably the best part of it is the freshness, knowing that these images and thoughts are born and mingled in real time by a compassionate artist. reading about how the photo took shape, like the monk walking into the scene and changing the dynamics, adds richness. positive thoughts and energy coming from me to you in hopes that your net catches whatever you are after, baejaar.

5/31/2005 10:31 AM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Thanks a lot Patina for those kind and encouraging words. I have to admit, sometimes it is comments like these that makes it worth working late into the night to prepare the "coffee" for next day.

5/31/2005 10:37 AM  
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6/01/2005 5:53 AM  
Blogger Debarshi said...

Dheepak, the original ( or historical ) Nalanda is in Nalanda district in Bihar. But there is one more Nalanda or to be specific Karma Shri Nalanda Institute in Rumtek.

6/01/2005 5:55 AM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Thanks dude for the info. Someday let me plan a visit to North East. Would love to see those places - heard about the scenic mountains and greenery.

6/01/2005 7:56 AM  
Blogger Eroteme said...

Brilliant. I really love this post (well, Lao Tzu has always been my favourite!) and the picture is simply too good...

You really have an amazing mind to put picture and quote together so well... everytime!

6/01/2005 10:35 PM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

To admit frankly this is the first quote I read of Lao Tzu. Planning to start reading his works, if I get some time.

6/02/2005 12:43 AM  

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