Thought for today july 14th 2015

CS8C8432 HOUHU Lotus

Where there is a will there is a way.
And this must be the way not of compulsion but of cooperation…
no plan can succeed without it.

Photography Credit
Rise Liao
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Kindness

United Colours of Summer

Kindness is a precious jewel
That one can give to another
Kindness is a priceless gem
That can help you in future.

Kindness does not require money
It requires true care
And affection, love & knowledge
Today which are very rare.

Kindness always brings
Peace to soul & mind
No better way of salvation
Other than kindness you would find.

Kindness cannot be only shown
By people adult and old
Kindness can be shown by
Any heart pure like gold.

Photography Credit
Roesellen Rallmond
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Where The Mind Is Without Fear

Large Blue (Maculinea arion)

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake

Photography Credit
Rezamink
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Awaken

Lotus 1

Let your breath awaken the sleeping giant,
Your words whisper in his ears
Arouse him shaking his shoulders
Guide him, your answers calming his fears.

Raise your voice profoundly in tone,
Gather the forgotten making them one
Summon scholars reknowned; those who toil in the sun.

Within the fabric are many threads,
Under the cloak it widely spreads
From snow-capped mountains to arid plains
Through laughter and tears, courage remains,

From ones in darkness to those within the light,
They bar their souls weeping in the night
Let your breath awakening the human spirit be your plight.

Photography Credit
k_keiko
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Thought for june 22nd 2015

Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera)

Did I offer peace today?
Did I bring a smile to someone’s face?
Did I say words of healing?
Did I let go of my anger and resentment?
Did I forgive?
Did I love?
These are the real questions.
I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.

Photography Credit
rezamink
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Thought for today june 14th 2015

唐招提寺苔庭1

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth,
so virtue appears from good deeds,
and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.
To walk safely through the maze of human life,
one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

Photography Credit
k_keiko
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Thought for today june 9th 2015

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion
to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

Photography Credit
Rezamink
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