21 October, 2005

Life as we live

Do you know which is the best Camera in the world? It is your mind. It is more powerful than any cameras. I always keep looking at the old pictures taken through my mind which helps me to smoothen down my life. In one way the reason I like photography is because of the link between Mind and Camera. When I saw this scene in Kew Gardens ( picture),London I wanted to keep gazing at it for hours. But I could not do so because of time. That is where the Camera comes in hand. In those days, I used to just click it with 'Mind', so that we can rewind it later. But nowadays I use my camera (not because mind is getting old, mind is always young). Just keep looking at this picture. Imagine you enter a hall with Glass roof and suddenly come across a small pond full of this kind of plant. Oh........ it was spectacular. Keep thinking about few drops of water on these leaves and they appear as dews on the leaves but it keeps rolling. The water drop is on the leaf but is not attached to leaf.

The life is like that. We need to be attached but also should know how to be detached. It is scary when you think that nothing is yours. Even breathing and walking is not by us. We cannot take pride of anything. The subject is very deep. I do not want to 'scare' anyone. Sometimes we never want to know the truth. Because Truth is scary and frightens us. Most of us want to live life just as it is. Never want to explore. If we do it, then we can find the meaning. Think...Think...Think. Watch your action. Your thoughts will change you. Do not live a meaning less life.

By the way the picture above was judged as one of the best 5 pictures in a photo competition held at my work. When a rating was done, for the best picture this did not get a chance. The well captioned picture got the prize. Still, I was happy with that.

I am taking a break from routine and leaving on holidays to Chennai. Hope to meet some bloggers in Chennai. My next post will be from Chennai.

11 comments:

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Nice work Balaji and nice Philosophy.!! I liked it.

Enjoy your trip back home. Have a safe trip. Please post pictures of Life in Chennai / India, as seen through your artistic eyes.!!

Balaji S Rajan said...

Narayanan,

Thanks for your wishes. I shall take loads of pictures and post them.

வேதா said...

the pic is beautiful and the words"The life is like that. We need to be attached but also should know how to be detached" it is the way that i try to live."thamarai illai thaneer pol pattum padamal"vazhvadu will create a lot of criticism, but thats the best way to live."edu indru unnadaiyado athu naalai veroruvar udaiyadu" is what bhagavat gita says.and also i am happy that u are visiting chennai.happy and safe journey and "welcome to chennai"

Jeevan said...

Nice photo from your camera. Nothing is own for us.

Chennai la pakkalam.

Adaengappa !! said...

Have a safe trip Sir !!

Jo said...

Nicely written...

See ya here... :-)

Ambi said...

Cool picture! Hope your trip is not spoiled by the rains!

Vanathi said...

Wow pics...

ada-paavi!!!! said...

enna sir uk return panniyum no post?? how r u? pity v cudnt meet again before u left, enakku exams so was busy with them

Jeevan said...

have u recived my e-mail?

Balaji S Rajan said...

Veda- You are right. I too have those verses of Bhagawad Gita near the entrance of my house to remind us often.

Jeevan - Thanks for your comments. You never look so talkative in person.

Adengappa - Thank you for your wishes.

Jo - thanks.

Ambi - Yendha nerathula sonniyo...Chennaila orey mazhai... Vellam perugiyathu.

Vanathi - Thanks.

Vatsan - I wanted to meet again. I was also tied up with other works.