Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Deep contemplation? Maybe, maybe not.....!!


I was a bit taken aback when I looked up to see a monk standing staring out towards the water, immediately I thought 'can it be!' he looked about the right height and weight. The Dalai Lama (Dalai meaning Ocean and Lama, teacher or guru) has visited Perth on a few occasions and I was furiously trying to remember if I'd read anywhere that he was here right now.  Once my excitement was replaced by common sense (yeh right!) I realized that even from the back you could tell he was much younger, and that the Dalai Lama probably wouldn't be strolling around the marina by himself.. or maybe he would!! I'm thinking that perhaps this monk was gazing over at the Wind Rose and contemplating... 'Ommmmmmm! what a 'divine' sculpture, could it be used to fathom the path of the winds... !'  Or, he could be looking over at Jetty's and wondering what to have for brekkie!! It's going to be a beautiful 32C day in Perth today, it's amazing the difference 5 degrees makes. Hope your day moves along the way you'd like it to.....

39 comments:

  1. Nice photos - you always have such a great eye for the perfect shot! And a great imagination, I might add. Happy day to you!

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  2. great shot! the ability to be still and concentrate...I don't believe I have those qualities!

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  3. Standing for the world and its peace. Wonderful. Please have you all a good Wednesday.

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  4. I met a monk last year. He was the toughest person yet I have tried to talk with. But he looked like a typical monk. He was probably hungry and thinking about that restaurant...

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  5. He heard that the waitress at the restaurant is hot, and he was thinking up his pick-up lines.

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  6. Probably waiting for his mates to join him for brekkie!

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  7. What monk?


    LOL! Gotcha!


    Aloha from Honolulu
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  8. your images are so nicely composed! i so often wonder why people are where they are, where they came from and where they will go next...

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  9. Perhaps he is thinking - 'i could buy that boat' or 'Mmm it's warming up again maybe i don't need my long johns'

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  10. Ah, who knows about monkish thoughts???? Terrific captures, Grace, and they do stir the curiosity and imagination! Love it! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  11. I encountered lots of monks in Dharamsala, northern India in January when I was at the Dalai Lama's world headquarters! I sat and talked with an international traveling/lecturing monk in the Dharamsala airport while we waited for the flight to Delhi!

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  12. I don't think that the D.M goes out anywhere alone. Too many weird people, too much political risk. We had to refer to him as the D.M. when we were in Tibet. Speaking the actual title was forbidden.

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  13. What you looking at this monk? Was he on vacation so far? But your place in Perth are so attractive that it is not surprising. Sometimes there are days full of mysteries. From Bohemia Peter health.

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  14. What you looking at this monk? Was he on vacation so far? But your place in Perth are so attractive that it is not surprising. Sometimes there are days full of mysteries. From Bohemia Peter health.

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  15. So here is a Dalai Lama story for you. A few years ago I attended a conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin Texas. It just so happened that the Dalai Lama was in town and staying at that very same hotel. I saw his motorcade come and go from my hotel window looking out the front of the hotel. Then one afternoon I was returning to the convention from a short trip to my room to get something I had forgotten and when the elevator door opened, there was the Dalai Lama and several attending monks. I was stunned and stood there a minute until one of the young monks said, please join us. So I did. The Dalai Lama bowed gently toward me with the most friendly smile on this face. It was a moment I'll never forget.

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  16. He's at peace with himself and mother nature :-).

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  17. :-)
    Best regards from France,

    Pierre

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  18. le moine en instance reflexion, bien vu

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  19. I've never seen any tibetan monk around here, lama or not! Very unusual.But nice encounter , and interesting post.

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  20. Ommmmmm indeed! It might just be me but he does look serene in the second shot!

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  21. Only he can get away with the socks and sandals combo.

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  22. Wonderful capture! Maybe he was hungry...

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  23. Love both your's and Sharon's story about the Dalai Llama.

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  24. It's a great place there for contemplation and with the cooler weather so much the better Grace.

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  25. Interesting shot Grace, Dalai Lama or not, this guy has a certain amount of peace about himself, I think..

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  26. I love serendipitous encounters like this. It's amazing how quickly one's mind can race, trying to figure out what's going on. Ohhhmmmmmm. Happy Leap Day!

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  27. I love the contrast between the poor clothes of the monk and the luxury boats ...

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  28. A serene post for leap day and well spotted Grace.

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  29. We took hundreds of shots while visiting Myanmar. Joanne took the best one: a monk on a wooden bridge looking at the water. It immediately came to my mind when I saw these.

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  30. I guess the Dalai Lama would also have more security around him. But this is certainly something you wouldn't see every day in Toronto! Neat portrait.

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  31. It's all a pose. He's trying to figure out how he can get one of those boats and hide it from his monastic authorities so he can tool along the waterways looking at girls in bikinis.

    Well, that's what I'd do if I was a monk. Heh, heh. That'll never happen! I don't like to contemplate. Or meditate. Or cogitate. Or elevate.

    But I will debate with myself on occasion and have decided I've said enough! Bye!

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  32. That is special, a monk in town. We never see one here walking around.

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  33. I am so bad .. I looked at the first photo and thought 'I bet his is relieving himself' .. TMI?

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  34. They have that special look in their native dress. I like to see them too.

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  35. simplicity, serenity and finding inner peace.
    inside the mind of the monk...
    such a nice foto. ^0^

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