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Offering: Oil lamp in a monastery

Monastery in McLeodGanj, Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh,India

Mahayana material offerings might be imbued with the following symbology, the lighting of a candle or an oil lamp represents the light of wisdom illuminating the darkness of ignorance.

Birds fly over the winter

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a flight and birds flying over the Munirka village today morning. Fog and cold days still continues in New Delhi

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” 
― J.M. Barrie,

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10° @ 6am Saket

“Timeless thoughts of a winter’s stare; eyes gazing over a landscape bare. 
Memories drift on a blustery breeze; dying light ushers in the freeze. Reaching out for a grasp on the present; stillness sets in, alone, and desolate. Future unknown, outcome uncertain; brilliance shadowed by a drawn curtain. Path now set, laid before me known; closing light now emanating from home. Enter my homestead, heart filled with glee; two eyes of the future peering upward at me. Trusting in him to forge forward until fulfilled; Basis of strength, values I have instilled. A wary mind at last permitted to rest; reflecting on the realization of how I am blessed. 
:-  Michael A. Barron, Winter’s Epiphany 

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“ all truly great thoughts are conceived while walking”- Friedrich Nietzsche

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“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.” Vincent VanGogh

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Silences

Silence is a source of great strength. : Lao Tzu 

Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.; Harvey Fierstein


After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.; Aldous Huxley

                    All other knowledge are only petty and trivial knowledge; the experience of silence alone is the real and perfect knowledge. – Ramana Maharshi