Showing posts with label quotes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quotes. Show all posts

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I read this tonight

“My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.”
— Jack Kerouac

“I love this world,” he added. “That is what rules my life. When I die, I want to have done all in my power to leave it in a better state than it was when I found it. At the same time I know that this can never be. The world has grown so complex that one voice can do little to alter it any longer. That doesn’t stop me from doing what I can, but it makes the task hard. The successes are so small, the failures so large and many. It’s like trying to stem a storm with one’s bare hands.”
— Charles de Lint (The Little Country)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Few Flowers

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures
and some books, I live without envy.
- Lope de Vega

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rumi Quotes

'This is love: to fly toward a secret sky,
to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
First, to let go of life.
In the end, to take a step without feet.'

'Both light and shadow are the dance of Love.
Love has no cause, it is the astrolabe of God's secrets.
Lover and loving are inseparable and timeless.
Every moment is made glorious by the light of Love.'

'There is no salvation for the soul
but to fall in Love.
Only lovers can escape
out of these two worlds.
This was ordained in creation.
Only from the heart
can you reach the sky:
The Rose of Glory
can grow only from the heart.'

'We rarely hear the inward music,
but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless
directed by the one who teaches us,
the pure joy of the sun,
our music master.'

Monday, December 6, 2010

Under the shade of trees

Today's Quote :
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
- Thoreau

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.

- Ancient Indian Proverb

I confess, the image quality of this post is not that good as I didn't edit it so I am apologizing for this. Actually I didn't want to edit it. For some reason, I want it to be the same as it is.
It was a rainy day and everything was in rhythm and it seemed to me as though that the trees were also in rhythm that day and were busy in a deep conversation with each other.
I was walking under the shade of these trees when I met these women on the way back to their home. I was a visitor there so I didn't want to disturb them much and just stood there under the shade of these trees watching them walked away.

Image Location: Khanewal, Pakistan.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beauty surrounds us

Today's Quote:

"If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it." Rumi

Location: Gujranwala, Pakistan.

"Only from the heart Can you touch the sky." Rumi

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Writing on a tree

‎"Two lovers do not meet, they have always been inside each other" and "There is a freshness inside of me - and you are there"

What I found this summer is nothing but a magnificent peepal tree standing so beautifully near a man made lake in Aimanabad. Its is a small town with a marvelous historical background of the Mughal era. I located this tree near a well protected historical monument on the bank of that lake.

" Allah Hu " is written on the bark of this tree.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Walk into the light

Today's Quote:
"Go to a garden
And just stand in it.
Breathe in the air, the fragrances,
the light, the temperature,
the music of the different plants, insects, birds, worms,
caterpillars, grasshoppers, and butterflies.
Inhale the prana (cosmic energy) of all the abundantly
growing things.
Recharge your inner batteries.

This is the joy of natural meditation."

- Lama Surya Das, "Awakening to the Sacred," 1999

When I walk into my garden, I dare to see light reflecting through the pines at night.

Its kind of act like a meditation. It is as though my own soul must be bright invisible green.

"In this light, my spirit saw through all things and into all
creatures, and I recognized God in grass and plants."

-Jacob Boehme

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dirt, trees, leaves and feathers

Today's Quote:
"Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root."
Malay proverb

There lies a mango tree in a small corner of my backyard which provides shade not only for us but for all the birds that visited it.
This corner happens to be a favorite spot for the birds. Mainly because there is a grapevine just side by side with a mango tree where they like to spend most of their time. As this place remains undisturbed by us so it is also serve as a good hiding place for them.

I was planning to post these photos after my exams on November but love for trees grows stronger and stronger and finally I came out of my room in the wonderland of nature.
Today, I spent my afternoon under the shade of a mango tree and was surprise to discover the small wonders of nature under it.Sharing some photos...

... of leaves of mango tree and grapevines...

Some more grapevines leaves...I love the way they grab it...


The wall is already occupied so this vine decided to land on the ground...

These dead leaves reminds me of the Autumn, not so far away...

And then I found an eggshell under a tree ...

Just think, why this place is good for hiding things...

tree trunk just give it away...

Dirt, some feathers and fallen leaves...

No doubt, termites have done their job very well ...

A bee hive on the grape vines...

Now comes a pomegranate tree...with lots of pomegranates...

and citrus...

".... if I wanted to have a happy garden,I must ally myself with my soil; study and help it to the utmost, untiringly. .... Always, the soil must come first."
- Marion Cran, If I Where Beginning Again

Friday, September 18, 2009

Keep a green tree in your heart

Today's quote,
"Just think of the trees: they let the birds perch and fly, with no intention to
call them when they come and no longing for their return when they fly away.
If people's hearts can be like the trees, they will not be off the Way."
- Langya

A Chinese proverb goes like this,
"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come"

Considering it in my mind, I decided to keep a green tree close to my heart. And waited earnestly for a singing bird to come in.
But lo! what happened.
Inspite of craving for a singing bird, a pair of crows robbed my heart!

Recently I have heard a fact about crows, they say
"A group of crows is called a murder."

Thanks to God, they are only two of them! I am bless.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

There is a tree I never walk under...

"As I age
in the world it will rise and spread,
and be for this place horizon
and orison, the voice of its winds.
I have made myself a dream to dream
of its rising, that has gentled my nights.
Let me desire and wish well the life
these trees may live when I
no longer rise in the mornings
to be pleased with the green of them
shining, and their shadows on the ground,
and the sound of the wind in them."
- Wendell Berry, Planting Trees

There is a tree in my home garden I never walk under but I love to see its white flowers blooming in the winter season. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of this tree but they say, the flowers are edible.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Photos and quotes

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles."
- Anne Frank

"There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly,
that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an
impression of beauty and delight."
- Gertrude Jekyll

"Soil is a resource, a living, breathing entity that, if treated properly, will maintain itself.It's our lifeline for survival. When it has finally been depleted, the human population will disappear. .... Project you imagination into the soil below you next time you go into the garden. Think with compassion of the life that exists there. Think, the drama,the sexuality, the harvesting, the work that carries on ceaselessly. Think about the meaning of being a steward for the earth."
- Marjorie Harris, In the Garden, 1995

"If we do not permit the Earth to produce beauty and joy,it will in the end not produce food either." Joseph Wood Krutch
"Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone.
Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring."
- William Alexander, A Father's Book, 1997.

"God owns heaven, but He craves the earth."
- Anne Sexton

"The little things? The little moments? They aren't little."
- John Zabat-Zinn

"Remain true to the earth."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

"Do the best that you can in the place where you are, and be kind."
- Scott Nearing

Speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee.

All photographs by me.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

January Rose

Its a beautiful red rose from my home garden.

The roses and thorn relationship is no doubt very close and delicate and thats why many poet, philosophers, writers and politicians have quoted them in a very scented way. So here are some proverbs and quotes from throughout the world about this rose - thorn relationship .
"He who wants a rose must respect the thorn."
Persian Proverb.

"From a thorn comes a rose, and from a rose comes a thorn."
Greek Proverb

"The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it."
- Chinese proverb

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
Abraham Lincoln

"This old world that we're livin' in
Is might hard to beat.
You get a thorn with every Rose
But - ain't the roses sweet?"
Frank Stanton

"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses."
Alphonse Karr (1808-1890)

The last quote is very close to my heart. Because I am also thankful to God that thorns have roses.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Trees descending away

It is said quite rightly about trees because whenever I see some wonderful trees my heart says,
"Why are there trees I never walk under but large and
melodious thoughts descend upon me?"

- By Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road

I love this sequence of trees and the way they are descending away. Trees knows very well how to present themselves.They are thoughtful. Another quote about trees by Candy Polgar reflects my feelings.
"Alone with myself
The trees bend to caress me
The shade hugs my heart
I love the way they are communicating with eachother and are giving us a message that everything on this Earth is alive no matter in however form it is.

image by me

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A beautiful quote about roses

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."

By Dale Carnegie.


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