Takht-e Soleymān

The following posts are the result of my 2nd time of photography from the archeological site of Takht-e Soleymān in north-western Iran, near the town of  Takab.

This is a general view of the site with the lake in the foreground and the remains and ruins of Eyvan-e Khosro and northern-remains in the background…


If the Taoist sage
is so close to Tao
that he is unmoved by danger,
then why does he walk amongst people
as if he is crossing a dangerous river?

If the Taoist sage
has the power
of someone moving in harmony with the Tao,
why does he avoid company?
Has he not learnt how to deal with men?


we are differnet
but we are the same,

we are two…
but we are one,

we are far
but we have the same Roots…


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…


Searching for
paradise lost
is futile,
for it has never left you.

It is the fiction of our minds
that condemns us
to hell.

And It is the Reality of Emptiness
that Liberates us.

Break the illusion
and return to emptiness,
and Silence
will Show you
where you have always,
yet never been.


It’s a piece of a broken Pyrex dish… it’s interesting how Pyrex glass cracks into pieces without breaking apart…