Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Behind closed doors

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16 comments:

  1. This door looks like a work of art

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  2. Good haiga, Magiceye :)

    it reminds me of Tagore's Gitanjali,

    Whom dost thou worship in this lonely dark corner of a temple with doors all shut? Open thine eyes and see thy God is not before thee!

    He is there where the tiller is tilling the hard ground and where the pathmaker is breaking stones. He is with them in sun and in shower, and his garment is covered with dust. Put of thy holy mantle and even like him come down on the dusty soil!

    Deliverance? Where is this deliverance to be found? Our master himself has joyfully taken upon him the bonds of creation; he is bound with us all for ever.

    Come out of thy meditations and leave aside thy flowers and incense! What harm is there if thy clothes become tattered and stained? Meet him and stand by him in toil and in sweat of thy brow.


    God can nowhere be seen so much as within you - don't you think? :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  3. **God can nowhere be seen so much as within you - don't you think? :)

    Ofcourse, it doesn't imply any pride -- but the humble recognition which comes when one feels one with all beings -- the love and peace that descends, when that happens-- i call that "self" within us God, too :)

    just thought of clarifying, Deepak :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  4. @Purba this door is in the Golden temple complex at Bylkuppe a tibetan settlement near Madikeri, Karnataka. You can read all about it in my travel blog at http://magictravels.blogspot.com/2009/12/mini-tibet-in-south-india-2000.html

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  5. When i looked at the door pic, it was like very well known to me, after reading the comments, its clear now, since i made a trip to coorg covering this place very recently, you can have a look at my blog as well :) http://lbandlav.blogspot.com/2010/09/coorg-for-trip.html

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  6. Had lived in Madikere for a short time as my Uncle was there on an estate. Sad nobody told me of this place. Thanks for this post!! :)

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  7. thanks Deepak :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  8. What lies beyond sure seems to be promising enough to bide one's time. I will read up about it in your blog.

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  9. I think those are temple doors.Am I right?

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  10. oh cool shot of a beautiful door...where is it???

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  11. Once more your work is just exquisite and touching. Thank you thank you!

    And Happy FAT Tuesday! lol

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  12. is it real door
    or painting
    nice art

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  13. @sm it is a real door to one of the temples in bylakuppe

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  14. Where, then, should we look? Within, perhaps? Without? Around. Yes.

    Beautiful.

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  15. Profound words, and to open the door and get past the mind -- the wonder of it all is we do not have to go any where to do this, but go within.


    Joanny

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