Colors of Life like colors of rainbow

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


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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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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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Let me be myself

 

Let me shine
like the sun
let me rise
like a bird
let me live as I want
and
be myself

Let me be calm
like the river
let me swim
to reach the shore
Let me be free
to act and think
let me
rule my world
and
let me
be myself

Let me cry
like a child
let me smile
like the spring
let me be limitless
like the sky
and
let me
be myself

Let me be overweight
let me be ugly
don’t judge me
by my body or complexion
don’t question my beauty
accept me as I am
and
let me
be myself

Let me stand
tall like a tree
let me fall
free like a leaf
let me blossom
like a flower
and
let me
be myself

 


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A Brief History of the Dream

The Conscious Process

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Our true and original nature is the Supreme Source of the universe and all of its infinite energetic manifestations. Everything we see and experience, including the body and its conditions, is a projection of that Source energy as radiant holographic light, which assumes the forms of you and me and everything. There is no “external” reality separate from our own activity as Source, nothing appearing outside of us — no “objective world” — that is not a figment of our own dreamy Source energy projections.

As shards of Source energy, we “co-create” the illusion called “the universe”, along with its dazzling variety of props and experiences, tests and challenges, loves and losses, victories and defeats. The Hindus use the term “lila” for this immense display, commonly translated as “creative divine play”. In any case, it is all a truly awesome mirage, birthed in an act of indescribable love. Though far…

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Blissful days at Kopan Monastery

I want to dedicate this article to Late Rinpochhe Nawang Kochha who died nearly two years ago due to cancer.  See I am on your path…

With late Rinpochhe Nawang Kochha

With late Rinpochhe Nawang Kochha

This day is a special day, 
It is yours. 
Yesterday slipped away 
It cannot be filled with more meaning. 
About tomorrow nothing is known. 
But this day, today, is yours. 
Make use of it. 
Today you can make someone happy. 
Today you can help another. 
This day is a special day, 
It is yours. 

Indian Poem from Lam Rim Book

 Kopan Monastery is paradise with beautiful garden, greenery, and spectacular view of Kathmandu valley.  We can see incredible view from any point of monastery.

view from Kopan

view from Kopan

Monastery

Monastery

The peaceful garden with beautiful flowers and splendid stupas adds more serenity.  There is small hill nearby garden from where you can see sunrise and sunset too. Likewise, you can begin your day with yoga with fresh air and birds chirping around.  We all are there to stay focused and concentrated so using of mobile phone, laptops and playing music  are prohibited. They believe that it will disturb our practice.

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stupa in garden

stupa in garden

water flow

serene water flow

I recently joined for the 10 days (April 19-19) Buddhist beginners course.  All together there are 115 participants from all over the world. I am the only one from Nepal a Hindu woman searching the meaning of my existence in this earth.  I love Buddhist philosophy, practices and prayers.

better to refrain these things every day in our life

better to refrain these things every day in our life

On April 19 our check in time was till 4pm. At 5pm we gather for introduction and short meditation.  Ani Caron , nun from Sweden welcomed us. She is amazing nun with soft-spoken voice, charming face and caring too.

Aani Caron, best teacher I have ever met

Aani Caron, best teacher I have ever met

Next day I woke up at 5a.m. before the wake up bell, which used to ring at 5:45am during the course.  I did yoga for 45minutes and go for tea at 6am. We had breakfast at 7:30am. After that mediation guided by lovely monk and teaching till 11.30am followed by lunch at 11:45am.  Everyday our class starts with three prostrations before teaching starts. Prostration is done to decrease false pride and the sense of ego and it is not compulsion at all.  While sitting  insiding monastery  we need to sit upright, facing the teacher and not to lean. We can change  posture during class and to stretch the legs but it still had to be done very mindfully. The legs could not be stretched over the dharma books and the soles of the feet could not be pointed towards the altar, the teacher or the Buddha.

inside monastery

inside monastery

deity inside monastery

deity inside monastery

After lunch we  sit for  discussion divided into different groups.  Discussion mostly focused on teaching we had in the morning on that particular day.  At 3pm-5pm we had teachings on Buddhism which focused on different topics like, ego, attachment, suffering etc.  Ghese Sherub charming face, sense of humor and remarkable teaching charmed everybody. At 5pm we had  tea break, 7:45 dinner and meditation till 8:45. We need to maintain silence all day and night.  The vegetarian food at monastery is awesome. Most fun thing is to do is dish washing after meal.

dining hall

dining hall

The retreat building is well built with clean room.  Early morning our days started with the monks chanting. There are nearly 400 monks  aged 5 to oldies. They chant, reciting mantras, debate, perform pujas with playing drums etc.  The debate is the most amazing act in which they used to debate for an hour with shouting and different mudras.

retreat building

retreat building

Green Tara

Green Tara

Deities

Deities

Buddhist teaching are worth listening. It is more useful in our day to day life. Compassion, suffering life, death, rebirth,  disturbing emotions and emptiness, ego, attachment and liberation. non virtuous of body,stealing, sexual misconduct and lying and non-virtues of speech, lying, divisive speech, harsh speech and idle gossipis what it teaching mostly focused on. It explains the teachings of Buddha and Samsara.

Avaloketshvara, Compassion Buddha

Avaloketshvara, Compassion Buddha

Deity

Deity

Avalokiteshvara

Avalokiteshvara

On the 6th day  puja held at gompa. It lasts for 2hours with heart soothing mantras and chartings. I must say Ghese Sherb voice is unbelievable. He chant mantras and sing in an incredible way. Chanting was so heart touching that I burst into tears.

monks doing prayers

monks doing prayers

8 and 9th days are completely noble silent for 48hours not even looking at each other. We did meditation walk, which was calming and new experience for me.  On the 9th day we had light offering ceremony. We offer light in complete silent remembering all sentient beings. I love noble silence, which helps you in knowing your inner self.

light offering

light offering

walk meditation

walk meditation

water flow

deities bath in water flow

crowded kathmandu

Kathmandu covered with dust

little Buddha

seven steps Buddha walk after his birth

 

Our silent ends after taking breakfast on 10th day.  Everybody start to chatter since it was last day.

Nuns after puja

Lesson learned:

To live a virtue life

 Generate compassion toward all sentient beings

 Abide in equanimity

Stay free from hatred and attachment,

Generate Bodhichitta,

Try to overcome ego and seek liberation,

 Create good karma for next rebirth and much more..

It’s not matter of religion whether to be Hindu, Christian or Muslim. Is teaches us how to become good human being and benefit all sentient beings.  My spiritual journey continues. I need to find  answer of my existence and there is a long way to go.