The Tower - rise above the self  (please see description) by Kanages Ramesh

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“The Buddha said, ‘Birth is dukkha [discontent], age is dukkha, disease is dukkha, death is dukkha, contact with the unpleasant is dukkha, separation from the pleasant is dukkha, every wish unfulfilled is dukkha.’ And its source is our self-centered way of participating in the process of life. Stemming from a biologically programmed instinct for self-preservation, it consists at the human level in seeing and valuing everything primarily as it affects oneself. This produces a distrust of strangers, a feeling of being threatened by the otherness of others, an apprehension about what the unknown future may bring, and a fear of death, all building up into a pervasive angst which deprives us of serenity and the deep joy of inner freedom. This in turn leads to individual greed, malice, cruelty, jealousy, resentment,cheating, untruthfulness, and to corporate selfishness in the forms of aggression, exploitation, war, slavery, institutionalized injustices. According to the Buddha, all this human misery which evoked his compassion and led him to a strenuous life of teaching, flows from a false consciousness that renders us fundamentally insecure, seeing others as potential rivals and enemies, so that we have to safeguard ourselves by grasping at power and possessions. In Buddhist terms we lack awareness of our own Buddha nature and of the ultimate Buddha nature of the universe, an awareness that would release us from the constant defensive self-concern that makes life a danger, the future a threat, and the human world a jungle of competing interests.When the Buddha nature within us is released by eroding the hard shell of self-concern, its natural and spontaneous expression is a universal compassion(karuna) and love(metta).

- “The Fifth Dimension – An Exploration of The Spiritual Realm" by Professor John Hick, Published by Oneworld Publications, UK.

What inspires me is the feeling or emotion we are able to capture and convey either through words, an image, or both.The ‘pictures’ we evoke more than the seen. They would better communicate who, what, or where I am now. It is through them that we are ultimately going to “see’ each other. It is through them that we may connect. I look forward to the connection.

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  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 3 years ago


  • Truly glad you found it so Guendalyn! Appreciate your very generous, warm and reciprocal nature very much!!! Ramesh:)

    – Kanages Ramesh

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    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...over 2 years ago

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    Wonderful capture nice framing and view..i like the statue the lines in the dress,Wonderful write up and title hugs a fav

  • Thank you Bonita! Appreciate very much the liberal views, the liberal comment & sprinklings!! Hugs

    – Kanages Ramesh

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