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Friday, February 13, 2009

midnight jewel


The serenity of mind, gentleness, silence, self-restraint, and the purity of mind are called the austerity of thought.

-Bhagavad Gita

16 comments:

sfauthor said...

Nice posting. Do you know about this edition of the Gita?

http://www.YogaVidya.com/gita.html

Lydia said...

@sfauthor- Thank you for finding my blog and leaving a comment! No, I do not know about that version and will definitely take a look. Many thanks and namaste.

Ted Bagley said...

Great contradiction exposed!
I think the Gita is stating the enemies of desire.
How could our enemies sound so much like friends, though?

Lydia said...

@Ted- Now, Ted, your comment sent me into a bit of a fog. Your take on this differs from mine and I'm giving yours some thoughtful attention...

Ted Bagley said...

Austerity is putting judgment on thought with the ascetic point of view of good and bad as apposed to Good and Evil. This being the upper class viewpoint, that of not being like the barbarian commoner whose thought is too spicy.
You're right, just a different take.
The "A" word hooked me.

Lydia said...

@Ted- Maybe not such a different take. I think of austerity in point of view of good and bad. Would never even consider it as belonging over there with the good and evil gang.
Do you see the commoner viewpoint as believing in good and evil, and that it is the spicy view?

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

I just read your profile and there was so much that I liked about it, but most of all your honesty!!!
Very well done on no longer drinking!!! I've never been an alcoholic this lifetime, but I know, that it doesn't matter to me whether i have one glass of Bourbon or an entire bottle, so that's why I don't drink at all, there's no point in doing so! nothing good will come out of it.

anyway, really nice meeting you and please forget all about how people should or shouldn't look. I know socviety is fixated on that, but all that really does matter, is what a person is life inside and there you seem to be very, very beautiful and your directness and honesty are very much touching other people's souls in a positive way!

much love, Sarah sofia from scandinavia

Ted Bagley said...

I'm dealing with the flu at my house. I'll get back to you on this for sure.
Thank you for your question.

your sassy reporter said...

a nice piece of thought with a meaningful image to go with it!

Lydia said...

@Sarah sofia- You message meant a lot to me. It's wonderful to have an understand friend across the globe! :)

@Ted- Well, get well. I had that bummer thing all week and it even wrecked our Valentines Day. Hope your son stays healthy.

@Sassy Reporter- I liked both of them too, and am glad you appreciated this. :)

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

Dear Lydia,

thanks for visiting my blogs and leaving comments/becomming a follower!
yes, it's very nice taht you are so honst, what can be nicer about a person, than someone speaking from the bottom of the heart?!

I have just come back from belgium and am desperately trying to get my work under control and the house is terribly messy...

see you around!
lots of love from denmark
love, sarah sofia

Mark said...

Interesting, something to mull over, thanks for sharing.

Lydia said...

@Mark- Thanks for being here. Yes, I mulled and am still mulling over this one.

Carlos Lorenzo said...

What a beautiful moment. I have none of the virtues below but I do like it. I love the light and the dew drops.

Lydia said...

@Carlos- I think it's beautiful too. And I also think that you must possess serenity of mind to compose the photos at your blog. They show both serenity and passion. I so admire your photography.

Ted Bagley said...

Hi, I'm back. Sorry it took so long.
Good and bad are preferences from the ones that are counted. Where as Good and Evil are positions of the one that counts.