Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Lotus of countless petals...

 


Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth."
Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path."
For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself like a lotus of countless petals.
Khalil Gibran

Grave injustice..

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ashes to ashes,

dust to dust,

earth to earth�.. 

while one hears these lines in a lot of movies, especially in scenes involving a burial, it was interesting to see a perverse example of the same at Lodhi Garden. Situated in a hidden alcove, were these long forgotten graves. This tree was growing out of a forgotten grave / tomb in the park. Gives a whole new meaning to the term "pushing up daisies".
Why are humans fascinated with death? After clicking these photographs this morning, I did a short internet study on the subject ...  and found this link of 10 bizarre death rituals... 
_MG_7366 Why have we invented rituals to deal with this inevitable fact of life. As someone once said, "Life is a terminal illness".
One of the ways humans deal with death is by burying the dead, be it in simple earthen graves, or something as elaborate as the  Taj Mahal  although, as someone aptly said" tombs are for the living, the dead do not care about them"... or "do we really need stone markers, when we leave so many memories behind".....
In response to The Daily Post's weekly photo challenge: "Creepy."
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