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Castle in the Sand


“We are like children building a sandcastle.

We embellish it with beautiful shells, bits of driftwood, and pieces of colored glass.

The castle is ours, off-limits to others.

We’re willing to attack if others threaten to hurt it.

Yet despite all our attachment, we know that the tide will inevitably come in and sweep the sandcastle away.

The trick is to enjoy it fully but without clinging, and when the time comes, let it dissolve back into the sea.”
Pema Chodron

What is that Pema Chodron trying to impress?

She is explaining Buddha’s thoughts.

Buddha talks of 5 aggregates-

  1. Body
  2. Sensations,
  3. Perceptions
  4. Thoughts
  5. Consciousness

If we cling to these 5 aggregates,(instead of getting detached)we are going in for greater suffering since we always think of ‘me, mine and myself’ and we are forgetting that nothing is permanent.

“When you finally realize that nothing is permanent in this life, you will become more tolerant, more forgiving and less judgemental”   unknown

Enjoy your life to the best of your ability without clinging to the worldly pleasures!

Food for thought

What is the difference between Castle in the air, a castle in the sand, and painting in the sky?

This post is part of  Ragtag Community Daily Prompt-Sand Castle

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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What is Nefelibata?

Portuguese in origin, derived from “nefele” (cloud) and “batha” (a place to walk), it literally translates to “cloud walker”.

Noun –

  • daydreamer;
  • a person lost in imagination;
  • an unorthodox person who doesn’t abide by the rules of society

Let us talk about Abstract Art.

For some, it’s an unorthodox style of art where the viewer can make out nothing, despite spending hours in front of the well-framed art, elegantly decorated on the wall.

“Art should look like art, trees and flowers and people, not weird shapes and splotches of color all smeared together.”
 Jennifer Estep


“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable one” Banksy

At first glance, I can make out colors & brush strokes and the art appears colorful and I am confident that, I can come out with some message as I continue to imagine the possibilities. A kind of challenge to my brain.


“A Picture is worth a thousand words-particularly if you can’t read “. Harry Hershfield

While professional artists give us a different explanation.

“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes…Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an exploration into unknown areas.”
Arshile Gorky

I agree with the thoughts of the artist, and one must think about what exactly the artist is trying to convey. It gives immense pleasure if you can derive your meaning and the artist is truly delighted.

I feel the viewer should come out with their thoughts instead of pondering. It is challenging to conclude as to what is in the mind of the artist.

If you still can’t understand, you can always check with the Artist and get enriched regarding the artist’s thought process.

Probably interpretation of the art by you depends on how intelligent you are!

What are your thoughts my friend ?

This post is part of the ragtag community’s daily promptNefelibata.

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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