The Roar of Silence

Like I’ve mentioned before, the trip to Sri Lanka was one filled with cross-cultural learning for me. Although the entire Golden Caves are depicting the Naga Clan, from which Prince Siddhartha belonged, the smaller temples at the foothills though have an abundance of lion symbolism. The lions are representative of the royalty, as Buddhist was…

The Golden Cave

The Golden Cave Temple in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, dates back to 1st Century BC. Spread across five caves, the caves detail the life of Prince Siddhartha after he became Buddha, the enlightened one. These cave are also said to be home to Buddhist monks before Sri Lanka embraced the religion at the scale it is…

Nirvana

There is something inherently beautiful about faith. If you look closely at all religious teachings, there is a very layered overlap. Each culture explains moral and ethical implications of every action and decision we make. What sets them apart is the way in which these are explained, giving us an insight into the socio-linguistic fabric…

Nirvana

Walk and touch peace every moment. Walk and touch happiness every moment. Each step brings a fresh breeze. Each step makes a flower bloom. Kiss the Earth with your feet. Bring the Earth your love and happiness. The Earth will be safe, when we feel safe in ourselves. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Be Zen

Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth. ~Gautama Buddha

With Love

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~Melody Beattie

Nirvana!

The Kala Ghoda Art Festival wasn’t as spectacular as I imagined it to be. But then again, it wasn’t completely a waste of time either. This calm Buddha was suspended by wires, although you can’t see that, making it seem like it is floating in thin air. What do you think?

Seeking Nirvana

I live close to the biggest Pagoda in Asia that can accommodate a thousand people meditating at a time. It’s not yet ready, but I love the peace of the place. Built on Buddhist principles, the Grand Vipassana Pagoda doesn’t promote any religion. The pagoda is actually three pagodas in one, the dome where people…

Peace Be With You!

For the past few my posts seem to be glum, gloomy and distressing. And considering all the negativity¬† that has bothered me on all day through news sites, newspapers and social media, I guess a bit of inner peace, self-reflection, calmness and Nirvana is in order. Life is short, uncertain and the best gift of…