Monday, May 16, 2005


Odds path mountain quote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Quote: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Photographer: Rajat Jaggi

Kashyap sent me this snap from Dharmasala shot by Rajat Jaggi. Thanks to both of you.

If you are wondering as to who the author of this quote is - he is an 18th century German playwright, poet, novelist and dramatist.

- Dheepak Ra


Blogger Meera said...

I suppose Goethe was also a mathematician and logician? Not sure though :)

5/16/2005 9:51 PM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Everyone is a mathematician - its the order of integration that varies.

Hey not a bad quote right? May be I can use this in upcoming post and attribute it to some author whose name nobody can pronounce ;-)

Anyway jokes apart - I dont think he is a classical mathematician. Here is a nice link on his life

5/16/2005 9:57 PM  
Blogger Ghost Particle said...

Goethe....a philosopher? a man? heheh... nice image too, it must be formed by glaciers...

The do we integrate life?

5/16/2005 11:25 PM  
Blogger SonSon said...

An awesome quote. It's uncanny how someone can encompase such an enormous concept into a single sentence and yet it sums it so well.

5/16/2005 11:48 PM  
Blogger sophie said...

good...verse n the bangalore meet was also in barrista is it..

5/17/2005 2:56 AM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

GP, It looks like Moraine but I doubt it. Most probably its just another non-perenial river which must have got frozen over a period of time.

Sonson, its really surprising. One thing which I have learnt over the past couple of months is that the most beautiful quotes comes from those who arent that popular (atleast around the world)

Sophia, the previous bangalore bloggers meet was in Barista. Heard that the latest bloggers meet after the Marathon was also held in Barista (unfortunately I couldnt make it)

5/17/2005 6:26 AM  
Blogger ShastriX said...

Wish Rajat had kept the shutter open for some more time. The water looks like mud!

Anyway, the Q reminded me of Jiddu's assertion that Truth will not descend, but that one has to ascend to it. More of Jiddu's stunning speech at

The allusion to the mountain path is nice from that context and dovetails with my feeling that reincarnation follows a spiral model, not a linear one. One could be a good person in one Life and a terrible one in the next! That makes Life so much more interesting and one, hopefully, more tolerant ;-)

5/19/2005 5:12 AM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Realized that it is water only after reading your comment. I had assumed that it was snow mixed with mud. Will check up with rajat.....

5/19/2005 7:39 AM  

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