It can only be what it is...



Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ravi & Anoushka Shankar - Raga Anandi Kalyan

Busy,very busy

It may look like I'm doing nothing but on a cellular level I'm really very busy!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Who's more trapped ? ...us, or him ?


I took his picture as I found him staring me down, looking at me right in the eyes. Unwavering , sadness apparent ( I know I am anthropomorphizing but I was there !)
 None the less I had a hard time deciding who was more caged in , us or him.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sukha Dukkha and the Wheel of Samsara

Sukha in Sanskrit or Pali usually is translated as happiness, or more literally running smoothly.(As in the wheel of a chariot as an example)
Dukkha is suffering. Pretty self evident

Both equally need to be renounced it seems. Attachment to either one leads one down the wrong path.
It would also seem to me the happiness we have in this material world is fleeting at best and really ephemeral.
The suffering we experience doesn't last either for ever.
Until we realize this the wheel of samsara keeps on turning.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Taking things for granted-

We often take things for granted ,our health, our physical abilities.
 It really comes to the foreground when an ability we take for granted becomes sidelined.
Due to a temporary condition I am constant pain right now, and unable to walk easily or without a lot of discomfort.
 I tend to walk a lot , enjoy walking with my dog, I like to run,  and do Yoga.
All of this is kind of on the back burner do to this condition. Even sitting in meditation , the pain is really constant.
I am realizing though, like the yogi in India that bathes in the river Ganges in their winter months, or having to cook food in the high heat of summer is also similarly inconvenient there are certain things that must be done. Certain things must be maintained, despite the inconveniences they pose.

Dharma can't be a sometimes thing.
 It always flows like the river into the ocean, even when their are heavy rains and a lot more water is flowing into the ocean, the ocean is calm and accepts it all.
Likewise I need to accept the present situation , do what I can to heal from it and move on, without sacrificing or putting things to the side.
That is my challenge at present.