Category: Portraits

People who enriched my path

You look in you

Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone. Society is our extended mind and body – Alan Watts

Be yourself

Everyone else is already taken We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars – Oscar Wilde

find your eternity in each moment

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual – Henry David Thoreau

All life is an experiment

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what liesContinue reading

No contraries, No progress

Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite – William Blake

let freedom ring

When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’sContinue reading

There is no perfect musician

There are only very good musicians who make fewer mistakes – Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam ( SPB ) He found 40,000 ways to entertain us!!

I am the master of my failure

If I never fail, how will I ever learn. Ask the right questions and Nature will open the door to her secrets – Sir C.V. Raman ( Nobel Prize for Physics, 1930 )

love cultivates…

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. By seeking and blundering weContinue reading

love is the law, love under will

The Way of Mastery is to break all the rules—but you have to know them perfectly before you can do this; otherwise you are not in a position to transcend them. – Aleister Crowley

beyond good and evil

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. THE HIGHER WE SOAR, THE SMALLER WE APPEAR TO THOSE WHO CANNOT FLY. YOU MUST BEContinue reading

never suppress anything

The Personal is The Political Do not pass by the oasis without stopping to drink – Otto Gross Otto Gross

1729

An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God – Srinivasa Ramanujan

Art is a lie

The world doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? Art is a lie that makes you realize the truth i do not seek, i find – Pablo Picasso

everything connects to everything else

Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses- especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else. – Leonardo da Vinci

to lead people, walk behind them

When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’ He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. – Lao Tzu

Count each day as separate life

prosperity does not elevate the sage and adversity does not depress him. For he has always made the effort to rely as much as possible on himself and to derive all delight from himself –Continue reading

I am a cage

All language is but a poor translation. Paths are made by walking – Franz Kafka

good versus good

The best stories don’t come from good versus bad, but good versus good – Leo Tolstoy

The Great Abe

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion – Abraham Lincoln

breath within the breath

the fruit will appear only in its season If God dies, then I will die; if he does not die, then why should I? – Kabir Das

No God but God

The whole universe is from Him, in Him, with Him, through Him.The world becomes a means to dive into the infinite ocean of Oneness. – Ibn Arabi rahimahu Llah

No between

istigkeit Inner Realisation first. Verbal Expression next Whatever we say God is, He is not. What we do not say of him, He is more truly than what we say He is. If you doContinue reading

Not this, not that

Aham bhojanam naiva bhojyam na bhokthaChidananda rupah Shivoham Shivoham I am neither the act of enjoyment nor an object to be enjoyed or even the enjoyerI am the form of pure consciousness and bliss; IContinue reading

my obituary

Themes of my life: Ying-Yang, Shiva-Shakti, Ida-Pingala – Aristotle’s Golden Mean, Buddha’s Middle Path – The complementarity of opposites The third Paradise: Harmony of Nature and Culture Vairagya – Connected to everything and not attachedContinue reading

why so funny?

One who knows not how to cry will not know how to laugh either – Rowan Atkinson

die before you die

Bhokti pod bonchito korey do no deny me my surrender FAKIR LALON SHAH ( The path of Sohoj manush/ The Ultimate being )

find god in your deeds

whatever you are doing, that which makes you feel the most alive… that is where god is The fire that is to enkindle others should be lighted at home first. Those who carry love inContinue reading