One More Step To Rishikesh... by Simon Groves

One More Step To Rishikesh... by 

“Errr….John, didn’t you say Maharishi had been born again?”

“Ringo, don’t ask me such daft questions…I am dead don’t you know!”

“But John, death is not real…. Maharishi said so!!!…”

“Ohhhh Ringo….!!!!”

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The title “One More Step To Rishikesh” is a personal one for me; I am using the place name “Rishikesh” to represent complete Enlightenment…. What a goal!!! Enlightenment is correctly defined as meaning "posessing a nervous system that is so completely cultured to perfection that NO SADNESS, NO GRIEF, NO SUFFERING, NO ANGER and nothing negative can occur within or affect the mind….. it is COMPLETE HAPPINESS with no possibility of anything less…….

Today, right now, I wish that for you, and for me…always. Once gained the state of complete enlightenment is irreversable eternally….

The path to it is “practice”…. well…. it is a practice if we wish to go the accelerated way…

We are all here to get to enlightenment…. and enlightenment and the finding of it…the “getting there one way or another”, being the core meaning of life…well…..the Rishis and Seers and sages ALL say that ALL OF US are headed that way and will make it to that beautiful, beautiful, state of perpetual bliss…..

As Maharishi Mahesh Yogi said once, this is not some romantic talk…“this is no joke!” …isn’t that of some reassurance?

Rishikesh (Hindi: ऋषिकेश), also spelled Hrishikesh, Rushikesh, or Hrushikesh, is a city and a municipal board in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India and attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists each year, from within India, as well as from other countries. Rishikesh is also known as “Teerth Nagri” or “Yog Nagri”, that is City of Temples, Yoga and Meditation

It is also known as the gateway to the Himalayas and is located around 25 kilometres away from another holy city, Haridwar.

Rishikesh is the place the Beatles travelled to to meet their yogi guru, Maharishi Mahesh…..

My work is eclectic, pychological and profound and hopefully, attractive and beautiful for hanging on your wall… or sticking on your iPhone as a case… enjoy!

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  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeover 4 years ago

    amazing work..

  • thank you very much Richard! I would have loved to have been present when The Beatles went to meet Maharishi with all the other musicians…

    – Simon Groves

  • I have been moved to update the accompanying text Richard in case you….

    – Simon Groves

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    Wonderful! Beautiful color and light..excellent work!

  • Gena, thank you very much for such a lovely comment!

    – Simon Groves

  • I have updated the writing Gena….

    – Simon Groves

  • NewThing
    NewThingover 4 years ago

    Wonderful Image idea Simon, and I enjoyed reading your humourous comment as always! x

  • Thank you Dani!!! This was such a lovely one to work on…

    – Simon Groves

  • I have updated the writing Dani,

    – Simon Groves

  • Tricia Winwood
    Tricia Winwoodover 4 years ago

    lovely image Simon x

  • :))) Thank you Trish, that’s such a nice comment!

    – Simon Groves

  • I have updated the writing Trsih, just in case you would like to read….

    – Simon Groves

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

  • that’s very kind Hugh! thank you!

    – Simon Groves

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieover 4 years ago

    wow- what a creative image! You’re amazing!

  • Thanks Steph, my secret is to add to a photo that has caught my feeling/imagination, with whatever idea comes to me…then I go searching for the piece I HOPE to add…..and so it builds up…..have a lovely day!

    – Simon Groves

  • Steph, I have updated the writing….

    – Simon Groves

  • Ivana Redwine
    Ivana Redwineover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • After reading your comment Ivana I have updated the writing..that was the effect of your comment and timing, thank you so much! Simon

    – Simon Groves

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeover 4 years ago

    Just adds more power, feeling and meaning to your work…thank you Simon

  • :) I guess an Indian would say “Namaste Richard!” and bow…..I am just smiling….it’s nice to remember these things sometimes…

    – Simon Groves

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    LOL… you kill me and make me smile ;-) Creative and great fun

  • LOL lol :D

    – Simon Groves

  • julie08
    julie08over 4 years ago

    Great shot :)

  • Thank you Julie :))

    – Simon Groves

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