Ayana Kanda, Northern Ballet’s Madame Butterfly. Photo: Jason Tozer (via: balletnews.co)
Sans Titre, photography by Fabienne Cresens HERE
On the further bank the willows wept in perpetual lamentation, their hair about their shoulders.
~Virginia Woolf, from A Room of One’s Own
Seen in the gardens of Le Clos Lucé in Amboise, France, the mansion where Leonardo da Vinci lived the final three years of his life. (via: penwren on flickr)
I don’t mind
J. Krishnamurti, the great Indian philosopher and spiritual teacher, spoke and travelled almost continually all over the world for more than fifty years attempting to convey through words…that which is beyond words. At one of his talks in the later part of his life, he surprised his audience by asking, “Do you want to know my secret?”
Everyone became very alert. Many people in the audience had been coming to listen to him for twenty or thirty years and still failed to grasp the essence of his teaching. Finally, after all these years, the master would give them the key to understanding.
“This is my secret,” he said. “I don’t mind what happens.”
Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth – Awakening to your Life’s Purpose’
From my partner @marseelee
Wisdom Eyes of Buddha (Bodhnath temple eyes)
Description via Symbol Dictionary: ”Often found painted on the Stupas of Tibetan Buddhism, this symbol represents the all seeing eyes of the Buddha, a symbol of the omnipresent compassion of the Bodhisattvas. The small dot depicted between the eyes represents the third eye, a symbol of spiritual awakening. The curious squiggle between the eyes is the Sanskrit numeral one, symbolizing the unity of all thing”
Reconstruction of Wall Decoration from the Temple of Amun at Malqata