Most valuable gem

I bought some gem stones today.

Also a bracelet made with all the stones. But then, I was debating how much more to spend, for it’s an endless street. You go in, and unless your brain pulls you out, you just don’t stop. I got so attracted to Malachite that I just couldn’t express. I went wayyyy beyond my budget to indulge in … yes, gem stones.

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The beautiful Malachite

But then that’s not what I want to tell you about.

This very benign gentleman, humble as ever, recognized me as soon as I entered Lucky Gems. He was very happy to see me. We got talking and he said he had just returned from Kashmir, having spent 20 days with his Sufi guru.

And I was really amazed. He was so humble. He said something that really struck me.

In his words,”My Guru says that we plan such huge things, big dreams, bigger houses, long cars, huge bungalows, loads of money, but we don’t realize that the ENTIRE life is inside just that O.N.E. L.I.T.T.L.E. H.E.A.R.T.B.E.A.T. That’s all. Jab tak woh dhadkan hai, tab tak zindagi hai.”

Now, can I say without a doubt that this bit of knowledge has made me millions more richer than any money would.

I told him, “Uncle, you know, what I just bought from you might be precious gem stones, but they are not the most valuable thing that I am taking away with me from you – it’s these words that you just said, that are precious.”

And I just came back home, ONLY to blog about this, and share my ecstasy with the world.

I will add pictures of my coveted bracelets and stones in my subsequent blog posts.

For now, I am mighty enchanted. Mmmm…

The sky as it is in a fantasy – but this is reality

* Repost for my all-new audience, do check out the comments before each picture. 🙂

In one of my recent trips, I took these pictures again.. yes sky pictures.. somehow, these can never cease to bore me. I am so so sooo fascinated by the sky, especially when I am travelling.

These pictures have come out exceptional, especially the one which has the sun’s rays .. looks divine.

Do let me know if you all think so too. 🙂

Wanna play stepping stones? Notice the rays of the sun on the top left corner?

Emotion: Calm

Annndd.. the plane tilted. 🙂

Emotion: Amusing

Doesn’t this look divine? Like the sun has just opened its armssss wideee.. !!

Emotion: Conflict

A Secret Kingdom lies beyond …

Emotion: Peace

Sky or Ocean Waves??? SKYY definitely!!! Yes, really!!

Emotion: Torment, kashmakash

Wait!!

Written for Jingle’s Poetry Pot Luck themed ‘Seven Sins

Painting in watercolour
Confusion
Painting in watercolour
Elements

No, don’t want so much. You’ll never get.
Don’t get angry. You will destroy everyone else.
Get up! Get going. You’ll never catch up with time.
Humility is tough? It’ll bring down the heavens.
Bring reverence in your gaze, not lust.
You have earned the place you are in. Everybody else did too.

Castle at Twilight

In my little castle of dreams,
I see a small bud.
It’s still a little bud.
But it’ll bloom one day.
It takes its own time,
Because it’s very shy.
But yes, I am so sure
That it’ll bloom one day.
Now the castle is dark,
Because it’s twilight.
Then there’ll be the night.
Then there’ll be sunrise.
And when the sun will rise,
My little castle of dreams will appear.
But that will have to wait.
Because the end is not yet there.
Once the end is there,
I will be set free.
Free free free from all bondage and decree.
Then I’ll paint you nice
The castle in my eyes.