Roots…

we are differnet
but we are the same,

we are two…
but we are one,

we are far
but we have the same Roots…

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I love this Tree… and I feel indebted to it… It has taught many things to me…

It shows and says everything that there is and will ever be…
This tree might has been cut into and divided into two because of a strong lightning… and it’s really fascinating to see that above the ground what seems to the observer at the 1st sight, are just two different tree bodies… but in fact they are one and the same Tree… sharing the same roots beneath the ground… even though they may look like two separate trees… they have and depend on the same root system…

Something that humans have long forgotten… and have searched every ways of creating Schisms… instead of just realizing this simple fact that we all depend on each other… and we’re all humans… we all have that beauty in ourselves… anyway… there’s so much to be said regarding this subject… and if I start I have to write pages of words… that what initiates these inclinations and so on…

The Outsider

The Outsider

Ordinary men hate solitude.
But the sage makes use of it,
embracing his aloneness, realizing
he is at one with the whole universe.

The sage is a loner. He avoids unnecessary contact with people. He does not feel at home with small talk. He abhors gossip. He  avoids talking too much. Most people would probably find his company dull. Not that he would mind, for he is indifferent to his  own popularity.

The sage is timeless. He lives outside the collective paradigms and ideologies controlling and manipulating society at any  given time. He seems immune to even the subtlest efforts of indoctrination or manipulation.

He moves in society without being immersed in it. He stands aloof from the conceptually fashionable. He does not become part of  socially acceptable prejudices. He refuses to participate in the pretentious verbal exhibition of the latest in intellectual  chic.

Historic paradigm shifts do not unsettle him. He knows that everything changes and yet nothing changes. His perspective is  timeless, vaster than any scientific dimension. For this reason the sage remains calm in times of upheaval. Even when humanity  is losing its faith in whatever it has lately invested its faith, the Taoist sage remains unperturbed. He does not invest his  faith in man-made concepts and therefore has no faith to lose.

The sage lives outside the dictatorial reach of the “group mind,” untouched by the mindless Zeitgeist of his era, and he  therefore has little part in the collective guilt of the society of his day. But he will try to live on the periphery of human  folly as unobtrusively as possible. Only when he is left with no other choice, will he actively oppose the predominant  delusions of his day, and he will do so courageously, suffering any resulting persecution with quiet dignity.

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A remote cottage in the midst of jungles of northern Iran…


Transition…

Only Compassion
turns
the Comfort of Theory
into
the Risk of Action

Only Compassion
transforms
the Futility of Dualism
into
the Mystery of Unity

Only Compassion
gives meaning
to the Meaningless
and Warmth
to Cold Hearts

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This was just another photo of Play with the Light series, but here because of I think some new firewood which had just started to burn, the glow of our campfire became very bright and the flames rose high and lit the tree behind us and created the essence of this photo…

2008 Photoblog Awards