In the photograph is Maria Serraglio, my Brazilian friend whose pure heart attracted squirrels, dogs n what not during her visit to India. Not everyone can connect with the other living beings of Earth. She is 'the human god' to the other living species...
People call this as Humayun's Tomb but it has more number of bodies buried under it as a form of respect to all those closely related to the dynasty according to the history related to the above tomb. One of the best shooting (photo) places in Delhi.
Truth is truth, one, alone; it has no sides, no paths; all paths do not lead to truth. There is no path to truth, it must come to you. Truth can come to you only when your mind and heart are simple, clear, and there is love in your heart; not if your heart is filled with the things of the mind. When there is love in your heart, you do not talk about organizing for brotherhood; you do not talk about belief, you do not talk about division or the powers that create division, you need not seek reconciliation. Then you are a simple human being without a label, without a country. This means that you must strip yourself of all those things and allow truth to come into being; and it can only come when the mind is empty, when the mind ceases to create. Then it will come without your invitation. Then it will come as swiftly as the wind and unbeknown. It comes obscurely, not when you are watching, wanting. It is there as sudden as sunlight, as pure as the night; but to receive it, the heart must be full and the mind empty. Now you have the mind full and your heart empty.
- Krishnamurti, J. Krishnamurti The Collected Works Vol. V Benares, India 1949
One saw a bird dying, shot by a man. It was flying with rhythmic beat and beautifully, with such freedom and lack of fear. And the gun shattered it; it fell to the earth and all the life had gone out of it. A dog fetched it, and the man collected other dead birds. He was chattering with his friend and seemed so utterly indifferent. All that he was concerned with was bringing down so many birds, and it was over as far as he was concerned. They are killing all over the world. Those marvellous, great animals of the sea, the whales, are killed by the million, and the tiger and so many other animals are now becoming endangered species. Man is the only animal that is to be dreaded - Krishnamurti, Krishnamurti to Himself Ojai California Tuesday 26th April, 1983
The kids in the photograph wanted to get themselves clicked with the lady as well the lady also wanted to get photographed with the kids. You can see happiness brimming through all the faces... one of my best clicks...
The man in yellow turban requested the lady to get his photo clicked by the lady's husband who was more than happy to take a pic of this man who is actually a guard at the site (this is at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India - 1st Feb 2014). As usual, foreigners enjoy the Indian enthusiasm with a slight confusion ;-)
My friend, Srinivas Rao Allada did a daring jump flying in the air from one rock to the other near Rishi Valley, Madanapalle, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India. Capturing the act was a bit tricky though.
The photo and the sun may look pale here but its breath-taking when you are at one of the highest points above sea level in South India, i.e. Horsley Hills, you will only keep staring at the mesmerizing beauty of sun while moving towards the west.