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अनिच्चा Anicca

Impermanence - Pali - अनिच्चा anicca; Sanskrit: अनित्य anitya

Recently was at a 10 Day Vipassana Meditation camp here in Massachusetts. In this post I am not talking about the details of what this meditation process is, as this info can be found in detail here - Vipassana (link)

The One thing that I learned on a personal level is the notion of Impermanence (Anicca) existing in
-the world we live in,
-the desires and aversions
-the joys and sorrows,
-the pains and sufferings,
-the physical existence
-the perceptions and assumptions

All these above mentioned phenomenons and many more are simply creation of our conscious mind - that can be controlled or evaporated by stepping back or concentrating on them - thus realizing that they come and go.

So here are some photographs I have taken over last few years where I have abstracted this concept - hope you like them.

Here the baton that is lit when captured at high speed forms a ring but it really is just our perception - an illusion that will disintegrate if he slows down the process of rotation.
(A performer in a hotel at Matheran - Maharashtra, India)

Here the swift movement of hands creates a reverberation that can be rhythmic and that if timed incorrectly can be noise - reflecting the working of our thoughts that can be joyous or sorrowful - again if the hand stops the sound disappears - can we stop the mind from thinking?
(Sanyasi playing Mridangam at Nova Gokula - Isckon Temple in Pindamonhangaba - Brazil)
Here the yellow depicting the journey of our lifetime - that does end at a point - and the various people we interact or meet with along the way - every step is a new revelation - some new acquaintances and some old.
(Stairs at Miller Brewing Company - Milwaukee - Wisoncsin, USA)
Here our mind is like a furnace that is constantly thinking - rethinking. But many of these thoughts are ephemeral and transient. Some thoughts get molded into actions and some simply burn away.
(Aluminium factory in Silvassa - Gujarat, India)

Here is an example of relativity - where even though all the cars are moving at high speed - they seem static - whereas the tunnel seems dynamic - for some life is static if they are around dull people and dynamic if they slow down or change the circumstances - both the situations are in our control but not many can dwell or act on it.
(Tunnel in Dubai - UAE)

Again like every phenomenon which is transient - some may remember this post - some may simply forget it - some may like it some may not - that's the TRUE nature of life



14 comments:

rainboy said...

great post bro...

loved the stairs pic...

how was vipassana camp ?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Lovely pictures, beautiful thoughts, amazing corelation..Very evolved mind yours is..God Bless

TC
CU

Ria said...

Wow love the pics. That must have been an enlightening experience.

ceedy said...

@rainboy

Thanks bro - that pic reminds me of the movie - Run Lola Run....

Vipassana was an interesting experience - good concepts but tough to follow in everyday life....

ceedy said...

@CU

Those are some very kind words - thank you for the blessings....

ceedy said...

@ria

Thanks - it was a good experience...

How are preparations for the D-day

and my facebook account is no more active...

samdoshi said...

Beautiful and meaningful photographs. I love the way your mind is thinking. Great!!!

ceedy said...

@samdoshi

Thanks bud - now only if these thoughts could materialize into actions!!!

simple r said...

pic r simple and u see them regularly,but why relate with them all the time ,its disturbing ,pic are awesome but.............

ceedy said...

@simple r

First off - welcome to the blog and thank you for commenting.....

I see the truth in your statement and cannot argue as to why we try to get meanings out of every situation or thing - why can't we just let it be.

Just from my side - I can assure you I did not even have any kind of pressure to see these things - they simply occur to me - its just comes naturally...guess its the way our minds work - like a piece of art can mean so many things to so many different people - some com mentors here loved the post - few ignored the content and were courteous - you like the content and were honest.....does not that tell you that variety is really spice of life....

Mysterious Mia said...

beautiful post....thanks for reminding that its all about the perception...

loved reading this post...keep them coming

brocasarea said...

good to read this...:)

sorry for not visiting your blog frequently...

ceedy said...

@mia

Welcome back....when are you writing something???

ceedy said...

@brocasarea

No issues dude - I just started to blog again