Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Om Mani Padme Hum…

This six syllabled mantra , the chant with which the Tibetan Buddhists  aspire to transform the impure body, speech, and mind of the individual into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha is associated with the Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva or the Compassionate Bodhisattva


The image above is of the Cintâmanicakra Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva seen at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum at Singapore.

Given below is the text of the mantra in Tibetan script


Image courtesy: Restore Your Soul

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Classic CP…


Sometimes, places look really different when you visit them at odd times…. a few days back, a friend and fellow photographer Paromita (Paro for friends and suddentwilight on twitter) dropped in from the City of Eternal Rains “Mumbai” :-) and a few Delhi based photogs planned a reunion, and it included Udit, Ankush, Priyam and Naina. Of course as is the norm, only Ankush turned up and joined Paro and me for a shoot at CP. Considering the fact that we were scheduled to meet at 0700 hrs, the no-shows were not unexpected….


Early mornings end up giving one some incredible lessons, and that morning at CP was no different.

Usually one leads a dog’s life


especially when life throws you curve balls


and all options are closed


but you need to have faith


to get back onto your feet


else you get swept away …….


ashes to ashes & dust to dust :-)