Saturday, March 18, 2006

Lotus Leaf and Water

He who performs actions without attachment resigning them to God, is untainted by their effects as Lotus leaf by water.
(Sorry, did not have a pic of lotus leaf and water, so this is the best I could do.)

Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.

Fear Not. What is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.

~Bhagavad Gita

8 Comments:

At 7:26 AM, Blogger arvindh said...

This leaf is pretty close - I have always enjoyed sprinkling water on this plant when I was in Delhi!

 
At 7:52 AM, Blogger Suji said...

This pic was taken in Kerala. I had taken a very good pic of this leaf with water just after the rains. But I deleted it by mistake. And then I had a hard time taking this picture, cos try as I might to pour water on the leaf and make some drops to stay on the leaf they just wouldn't.:D

 
At 8:16 AM, Blogger Laughing Buddha said...

...nice pic...and some wonderful thots !

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

**He who performs actions without attachment resigning them to God, is untainted by their effects as Lotus leaf by water.

I love that comparison. Attachment is the destroyer of salvation.

Good one Suji...


Keshi.

 
At 10:01 PM, Blogger Dhanush said...

Yea, definitely more water on the leaf would have made it a great pic. Rains will come again suji, so go back again in the rain to the green valley :-)

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger Alexis Leon said...

Nice picture and nice quote. Kerala during the mansoon is a photgrapher's delight. Isn't it?

 
At 12:13 AM, Blogger sangeetha said...

Dear Suji akka,

I've been a silent admirer of your beautiful posts so long :) ... most of them reveal Reality succinctly....and a few of them have been quite an inspiration to me as I right now strive to find my 'Right Action' in the world of today...

As regards this beautiful but difficult concept of "attachment" as told in the Gita, I had come across a line in a Zen buddhist text that helped me look at it in a beautiful way. It reads "TO GIVE IS TO NOT ATTACH".

Hence my understanding is that when we offer ourselves totally every moment, we live in the realm of our authentic self...where we feel ourselves to be in harmony with the world...

I am yet to realize these completely in my own life ... but it has definitely caused a big transformation in the way I am today......thanks to all the wise sayings & footprints of the wise people of yesteryears...

....and deep thanks akka to your posts that remind us of these great sayings....

with love & very best wishes,
sangeetha

 
At 7:45 AM, Blogger Suji said...

Thanks to all.

And a special thanks to Sangeetha for all ur kind words. You write so well, I hope u'll start ur own blog soon. I know you are very busy, but pls find some time to express urself and enlighten all of us. Your philosophies sound interesting and I would like to know more about them. :)

 

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