Colors of Life like colors of rainbow

Eye on every activities that catches my mind and touches my heart


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Thrilling adventure Desert Safari

I don’t see the desert as barren at all; I see it as full and ripe. It doesn’t need to be flattered with rain. It certainly needs rain, but it does with what it has, and creates amazing beauty. Joy Harjo 

Adventure is my passion.  I love trying different kind of adventure.  Desert Safari is a real adventure to experience with sand dunes. Just imagine you are bashing, turning, twisting and cruising  in a four-wheeler vehicles in the sand dunes.  isn’t it amazing ? . This adventure was more thrilling for me because I experience while I am sick.  The saddest thing is after desert safari I could not take single pictures due to exhaustion and headache.  No doubt  I am happy  experiencing desert safari.

Sand dunes

Sand dunes

Dubai is the most developed city of United Arab Emirates ( UAE). If you are visiting  Dubai and you do not experience the adventure of Desert Safari than you missed the most exciting part of your visit. I experience  desert safari with my friend Laurie.  Though I was sick I join Laurie because she has come all the way from USA to visit me.  There are many agencies who will arrange you the thrill of desert safari.  On September 24th at around 5pm our exciting journey started.  We boarded four-wheeler land cruiser.  Before starting a young driver let off some pressure from the wheel of the vehicle   so as to have proper grip of the sand while undertaking the desert ride.

Photo Credit : Google

Photo Credit : Google

We fasten our seat belts and we are ready for the thrilling desert safari. The driver shows his skill by turning, twisting , bashing  the vehicle in the sand dunes.  Desert Safari is  a dune bashing.  We shouted, screamed in  excitement as vehicle went up and down, sideways. We could see sand dunes like a big waves passing by. The excitement is difficult to put in words.

video credit : Laurie Lange

After nearly an hours of  thrilling dune bashing, we went to the desert t camp. It is a camp with  low wooden tables kept around and low cushions known as majlis to sit on.  As soon as we enter a camp we can hear a  disc jockey playing melodious Arabic music. Outside the camp, we can experience  camel ride and or the four-wheeler motor bike ride .  Other than this there is availability of traditional costumes photography, Shisha or water pipes for smokers. . There are souvenir shops and a henna mahendi tattoo for decorating hands and feet for those who had an interest .  After experiencing all this the cultural program begin. A male and female dancers presented traditional Arabian dance and  belly dance.    Fire dance was another attraction of the program.

Camel Ride

Camel Ride

Shisha smoking

Shisha smoking

Henna Tatoo Photo Credit : Google

Henna Tatoo
Photo Credit : Google

Shisha smoking Photo credit : Google

Shisha smoking
Photo credit : Google

At 7pm we had our  buffet dinner which includes  vegetarian and non-vegetarians food.  Prior to the buffet dinner we had cold drinks, stuffed roti, pasta and fried potatoes. At around 8pm the program ended.  Though I was sick it was a good opportunity for me  to know the different cultural aspect of the desert life.   I have never imagined desert can be so much fun. An evening drive through the golden sand dunes with the sunset is one of the most desirable and preferable  adventure in Dubai. It was a life time experience that everyone should enjoy visiting Dubai.

my friend Laurie, me sitting quietly as I am tired and exhausted

friend Laurie, me sitting quietly as I was tired and exhausted

 

 


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The Divine Sun

Three things cannot be long hidden. The sun, the moon and the truth. Buddha  SAM_7969Every morning when I wake up first thing I do is thank god for keeping me alive to experience another beautiful day. After that I slowly pull my curtains to see the sun rise.  I watch how peacefully, steadily, warmly and in beautiful color sun come up.  I learn a lot from sun and moon . They are my teachers, my guru. Have you ever imagined if there is no sun for a single day or a single moment? . What will happen? .   Neither we survive nor a single creature.

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Everyday sun rises with same pace, pride and dignity.  Sometimes black clouds hover in the sky but sun rise. Sometimes harsh wind blows still sun rise. It appears in its own schedule smiling and giving its light to the world. Though there are many ups and down, suffering, struggle in life we need accept them and move on happily. Every day cannot be joyful but we need to smile and move ahead like a sun.

 

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I am in Dubai these days. I feel lucky that I can see sun rise from my building. I am staying on a rented flat and this building is 45 stories . I live in the 15th floor from where every morning I greet sun or vice versa. Watching the sun rising  melts my heart and  tears in my eyes. Tears of joy. It makes me  feel  darkness is over. Sun makes me realize the truth of life i, e impermanence. Every day with the rising sun my life is shortening.  Parents, children, husband, money, house, car etc  they won’t last for ever. Everything is impermanence.  So I need not to waste single time to practice Dharma.

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Just a single sun can give so much to this world . Why can’t we human be like a sun ? Why can’t we love each other unconditionally?  Why can’t we transcend the borders between traditions, between religions, ideologies and systems to come together as one ?

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Here  is my all-time favorite song by Noora  Jones. .Sunrise Sunrise, Looks like the morning in your eyes…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7pEg3KXNcs


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I am awaken one


Thoughts in my mind are

momentarily and has no reality

like bubbles in the water

it arises and vanishes

When my mind  is attracted  to sensual pleasure

I am bound

When there is no attraction

I am free  as

a leaf tumbling  in the wind

 

There is nothing to desire

There is nothing to cling,  nothing to hold

When I desire

It  binds me

When I destroy it

I am free and happy

like a caged  bird freed for  ever

 

Everything else is illusion

I am neither body nor mind

There is only one truth I

There is only one world I

When I realize this

I am free from all duality

my body and mind game is over

 

A  musk deer

roam in the  forest day and night

in search of perfume

which resides in himself

like a musk deer

I roam for years

in search of Buddha, awaken one

when  I realize  the truth that

I  myself is  awaken being

All delusion   melt like a dream

 

I am limitless being

with infinite beauty

Flawless and full

Beyond the world

I never die

I never born

Yes I am

Awaken one

I am Buddha

 Buddha giving teaching to his disciples, Picture taken at Kopan Monastery

Buddha giving teaching to his disciples, Picture taken at Kopan Monastery


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The Natural State

Just fine the place where you already are

Feeling To Infinity

The natural state
is no special achievement.

Just find the place
where you already are.

You won’t have to look too far!

That place reaches everywhere,
even beyond birth and death!

Fish swim in water,
birds fly through the air.

Why complicate?
Just live.

Life itself is enough,
if one has the heart for it.

Tonight I swing naked
in the shine of the moon.

My heart is racing
like a hummingbird’s.

My hands are wrapped
like a happy monkey’s paws
around a pliant branch of pine.

My feet sway wildly back and forth
above the ebony lake below, waiting
for just the right moment, then —

that thrilling shout when I let go!

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Nothing to win, nothing to loose

Agony, delight, tears, grief

Success, failure, fear, bliss

Nothing exists as such

Our deluded mind

Creates it all

 

Negative thoughts in my mind

are like the  waves in the ocean

it come and go

without disturbing my mind

Like the serene lake

I stay calm and clear

Nothing disturbs me

Not any pain kills me

I abandon darkness

and cherish light

 

I have been always grateful

To the sky, water, fire and air

They are my teacher

I don’t need any PHD degrees

To prove my knowledge

To show my wisdom

 

A beautiful lotus

can grow from a pile of discard waste

A scented rose

can bloom with so many thorns

A   flute

can play magical melodies with many holes

I am the scented lotus, bloomed rose

and the flute

 

Every problem is gift to me

It helps me to grow

It helps me to   know

Who I am

Why I am here?

Nothing to anticipate

Nothing to regret

Nothing to complain

 

I come from sky I go to sky

I come from earth I go to earth

I speak Divine language

of love and compassion

I belong to this universe

there is no enemy or friend

There is only our deluded mind

That creates everything

 

Like a moon playing hide and seek

With storm and dark clouds

My life plays hides and seeks

with obstacles, challenges, risk

I take risk

I accept challenges

I don’t have to participate in any race

To win

I don’t have to pass any exams

To certify myself

I am already a winner

 

The things began will definitely end

what born will eventually die

Life ends like flash of light

It withers like a blink of an eye

Nothing to begin

Nothing to end

Nothing to win

Nothing to loose

 


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Heartbreaking pictures of earthquake

Pictures of earthquake which hit Nepal on 25th April, 2015. Photo credit : various newspaper , Google

 

Collapsed building

Collapsed building

Swoyambhunath Temple or the monkey temple stand still but monasteries and temples in the surroundings turned into rubble

Swoyambhunath Temple or the monkey temple stand still but monasteries and temples in the surroundings turned into rubble

Tears , havoc,  chaos and screams of people

Tears , havoc, chaos and screams of people

Nepal's 19th-century old nine-storey 203 ft iconic and historical Dharahara Tower collapsed killing more than 180 people and many missing. The tower was the major attraction for tourists and local people.  We can see the panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley from the top of the tower.

Nepal’s 19th-century old nine-storey 203 ft iconic and historical Dharahara Tower collapsed killing more than 180 people and many missing. The tower was the major attraction for tourists and local people. We can see the panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley from the top of the tower.

Couple who has married few months ago promising living and dying together..though their married life is short they fulfill their promise dying together.

Couple who has married few months ago promising living and dying together..though their married life is short they fulfill their promise dying together.

relatives mourning

relatives mourning

A Hindu Nepali man tends to a funeral pyre built for a person killed in earthquake..

A Hindu Nepali man tends to a funeral pyre built for a person killed in earthquake..

uncertain future of old woman after the earthquake

uncertain future of old woman after the earthquake

cracked road..

cracked road..

house and temple turned into debris but Buddha's statue stand still

house and temple turned into debris but Buddha’s statue stand still

5-month-old Sonies Awal is buried for 22 hours in the rubble  is rescued alive

5-month-old Sonies Awal is buried for 22 hours in the rubble is rescued alive, he is named miracle baby of this earthquake

Miracle  (Sonim Awal)  baby happy with his mother..

Miracle baby  (Sonies Awal) happy with his mother..

Newborn baby , we have to rebuild Nepal for the sake of the future generation so that one day the y can look back and smile at us

Newborn baby , we have to rebuild Nepal for the sake of the future generation so that one day the y can look back and smile at us


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Riverside Love

Beloved come by the riverside in the evening

I want to feel your warm breathing

Let us escape crowd and hide

Making love by the riverside

 

My head resting on your shoulder right

Cool bridge passing by the riverside

Beloved come before the moonlight

With your presence make me delight

 

Beloved hold me tight in your arms

I want you and all your charms

Only you, I and love by the riverside

It is  a nice place to relax by

 

Beloved make me one bound with love

Caress me gently like wind does

Feeling the warmth of our body and kiss

Let us experience ecstasy and bliss

 

Two hearts melting together

The silence of love makes us one forever

Beloved let us make the river side love unforgettable

Memorable and eternal