Tag: God

Lens Artists Challenge #118 Communication

This post is part of LAPC #118 by Anne Leueen through Biasini the horse.This proud horse wanted us to share our version of communication.

Proper Communication plays a big role among all the living creatures.

But are you sure that you have communicated properly?

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”  George Bernard Shaw

Since Biasini,the cute Horse initiated the communication let me start with Animal Kingdom and proceed to humans and let us see what communication is happening!

Lovers talk

“Something just makes Sense and one of those is You and I” unknown

 

Parents talk

“One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad”. Jim DeMint

Monkey Talk

“Taming my Monkey mind is a full-time job”

 

Now coming to Human Talk

Distant Talk

“Distance doesn’t separate people.Silence does”. Jeff Hood

Gossip Talk

“Remember rumors you hear about me are as true as the ones I hear about you”

My way or Highway talk

“I don’t go crazy, I am crazy. I just go normal from time to time”

 

Truth Talk

“The truth is everyone is going to hurt you.You just got to find the ones worth suffering for”  Bob Marley

Thank you.

Namaste🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Friendly Friday-Unusual

Cambridge English Dictionary defines ‘unusual’ as 

Different from others of the same type in a way that is surprising, interesting, or attractive.

Different from what is usual or expected.

Simply put it either uncommon or not normal.

I shall show you Two Images which I felt unusual.

V symbol on the icy mountain

“When God steps in Miracles happen”    Unknown

In the above photograph

You can notice the ice formation resembling the letter ‘V’. I can’t imagine how this ‘V’ symbol formed in the first place, on this mountain, extending from top to bottom.

Can you explain to me whether it’s physics or chemistry or geology etc or you think it can’t be explained ??

Is this not God’s way of showing V for Victory sign? ( my apologies to atheists ). His Victory over mankind !!” Just a reminder probably, because humans have become too arrogant !!

The rule is, “God always wins ” Never argue or question Almighty’s decisions and try to score brownie points and become a fool and a highly qualified ignorant!

This Image taken in Tromso,Norway.

In the image below…

You can notice Heaven amid the sea, and some kind hearted soul has arranged a comfortable chair for you to sit with a mini lawn and a Palm tree for shade.

What are you waiting for? Remember… in the photo,I have not covered the sorrounding beautiful icy mountains.

It’s a Heaven for those who hail from countries where the temparature ranges from hot,hotter to hottest.

It’s not your dream world! It’s your real world !!

Chain in the sea

“It’s the possibility of having the dream come true that makes life interesting”   Paulo Coelho

The above photo too taken in Tromso,Norway.I am not sure probably it’s part of Romssanuorri strait.Norwegian readers can correct me.

This post is in response to Friendly Friday Challenge-  Unusual

Thank you Amanda for the inspiration.Don’t miss to check out her beautiful blog.

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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‘Why not me God’ instead of ‘Why me God’ ?

All Gods

I asked God,”why are you taking me through troubled water” ? He replied ” because your enemies can’t swim”  unknown

Are you depressed ?

I know you.

Many times you felt depressed whenever you think of the things happening to you.

You are  also finding it difficult to come out of the mess you created.You think none of it is due to your fault.

You start wondering why these things happen to you only time and again !!

You are wondering whether there is any meaning to your life.

“Existence is a strange bargain.

Life owes us little; We owe it everything.

The only true happiness comes from squandering  ourselves for a purpose”    William Cowpe

Everyone has to face some problem or other

Describing somebody that ‘the fellow is born with a silver spoon’ is utter rubbish.

Everybody has to undergo suffering.

Whether the person suffers from cancer or just mild fever, or any other reason doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is rich or poor, doesn’t matter.

Good or bad doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is pious or unholy,doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is criminal or law-abiding doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is moral or immoral doesn’t matter.

Whether a newborn suffers or a 100+ old person suffers doesn’t matter.

I can go on and on…

The point I am trying to stress is, there is no escape from suffering once you are born

The only difference is, some suffer more and some suffer less.

Again I don’t have an answer.

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”   Isaac Asimov

When one suffers, the first question one puts invariable is “Oh God ! why me ?” as if one is pure (at heart on par with Almighty), and the rest of the population deserves to suffer.

Remember there are others in this world, whose suffering is more than yours.

Instead, why can’t one boldly say ” why not me ?”

By saying so, Are we not gaining confidence in ourselves to face the eventuality?

To be frank, why should one get an exemption from suffering in one’s life?

Is this not God’s way of telling us to be

  1. Brave,
  2. Develop courage,
  3. Search for solutions( inventions,science etc)
  4. Improve inner strength,
  5. Understand the meaning of life ( philosophy)
  6. Know the value of time.

So we are thankful to the Almighty for allowing us to survive and gain strength from suffering.

Take home message

When life puts you in tough situations,don’t say “why me “? Just say “Try me”    unknown

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Who decides the time line of Corona pandemic ?

cosmos

We are nothing but inconsequential specks of moments in the infinity of time

What is Timeline ?

A timeline is a list of important events arranged in the order in which they happened. … Timelines are often used in history textbooks and biographies — they explain what happened during a certain period of time or to a particular person, starting with the earliest event and moving forward through time. vocobulary.com

Can we predict things in advance ?

With advancement in science,we are confident ( rather over confident ) about the various events happening in this world and are in a position to predict certain things,based on scientific models,examples include

  • Hurricanes
  • Cyclones
  • Tsunamis
  • Floods
  • Tornadoes
  • Snow storms
  • Desert storms
  • Eruptions
  • Wildfires
  • Landslide

And we are proud about our achievements and brag too.

Any thing that we can’t predict?

Though we are highly intelligent creatures,still we are not in a position to predict global disaster of other kind like

  • Pandemic like corona,what we are seeing these days
  • Earthquakes
  • Nuclear war

Now that we are in Corona Virus grip,let us talk a little bit about this.

Based on the enormous amount of information obtained so far by the so called sophisticated scientific means and with the help of models, can humans make a timeline for the virus pandemic ?

Can we say that so and so time the virus is going to disappear ?

  • Some said virus is going to die a natural death like in most of the earlier pandemics.
  • Some said the virus takes anywhere between 3 months to one year to disappear totally.
  • Scientists are busy inventing the vaccine for the corona virus and telling ,the solution is near.
  • Some are talking about the difficult times regarding economy to come back to normal and can take 1 to 3 yrs to recover.
  • Some are busy informing the number of deaths in each country.
  • Everybody playing politics by pointing fingers at the source of the infection.
  • Some saying the end of world is nearing.
  • some people are high lightening global warming as the cause and only when this is addressed ,all the other problems disappear.Each one on one’s own prediction ! Climate change & Corona Virus link
  • Some scientists predict that planet is in the midst of its 6 th mass extinction.
  • Stephen Hawking said humanity has only 1,000 years left of survival on Earth and that our species needs to colonize other planets

Who is correct & who is wrong ?

Who decides the time line ?

Dr.Antony Fauci,top infectious disease expert said “You’ve got to understand that you don’t make the timeline, the virus makes the timeline.”

And in turn God decides the fate of the virus.

We don’t really have a place in the universe, as far as on a timeline. But nothing else does, either. Therefore every moment really is the most important moment that’s ever happened, including this moment right now. Kaki King

Is not this high time we realize the presence of all powerful God ?

Just to refresh your memory,none except God makes the timeline.

The Bhagavad Gita states: “Some speak of God in wondrous terms. Some are charmed at thought of Him, but few know what He really is.”

God makes everything according to His plans.

Sometimes God makes better choices for us than we could have made ourselves.

“You make the decision with vision and God makes the provision” Mark Victor Hansen

And the conclusion is….

You can control nothing in your life and don’t cry because you are helpless.

The only thing left for you is to control intensity of your reactions to the events unfolding in this world.

Let us make our best to help each other in stopping the spread of the virus and let God do the rest.

Stop imagining the worst.

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏
Philosophy Through Photography

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Greatness of Emptiness

Empty cafe

Are you scared my friend ?

Closure of shops,lock downs,wiring of borders,travel restrictions,social distancing,isolation,quarantines,voluntary curfews etc etc,these are the various measures undertaken to contain spread of corona virus.

What has  happened to all those…..the bustling Famous temples,busiest airports,popular streets,morning rush,fairgrounds,operas,protests world wide, and those those iconic squares ?

Everywhere one can see ghost towns,empty beaches,empty streets,empty restaurants,and vast majority of the empty public spaces which are built on a purpose to hold massive number of people.

What is common to all these situations ?

My friend by now you know……… it’s the ‘EMPTINESS’

What’s happening now ?

Strangely one can hear the sound of silence.

No one dare disturb the sound of silence…  Paul Simon

And eerie stillness all around.

Empty beaches

As we think much deeper one thing becomes clear.

“Emptiness is where the true value lies”   Tao Ti Ching

What is that he is trying to tell ?

Emptiness & Fullness are yang & yin.

By seeing these kinds of physically empty scenario,you realize the true value of the empty space.So in life there has to be ’emptiness’ in order to appreciate ‘fullness’

Emptiness brings awareness of your existence,

Because there is existence of emptiness,you are appreciating your existence.

“We mould clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that makes the vessel useful.”

Tao Te Ching quotes

Examples,

If the house does not have emptiness…. you can’t live.

If the cup does not have emptiness…. you can’t drink,in other words if the cup does not have empty space you can not drink.So emptiness simply brings the awareness of what is like ‘ being ‘

“There’s just something obvious about emptiness, even when you try to convince yourself otherwise. ”
Sarah Dessen

Empty chairs

“We become aware of the void as we fill it.”   Antonio Porchia

Emty city station

“Form is emptiness, emptiness is form” states the Heart Sutra, one of the best known ancient Buddhist texts. The essence of all things is emptiness.”
 Eckhart Tolle

Any lessons my friend ?

Emptiness also gives us an occasion  to think about God because of our daily life being in hustle & bustle mode ,we often ignore Him.

Emptiness from our ‘daily grind’ due to the ‘Corona Virus’ scare,is the best opportunity to thank of Almighty.

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.  Mother Teresa

Thank you. Namaste  🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

Image 1-Image by Stephanie Albert from Pixabay  Image-2 by Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay   Image- 3 by  Peter H from Pixabay  image-4 by Ольга Харченко from Pixabay

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