Sunday Snapshot #14

Hello friends, sharing this American/Caribbean Flamingo for today's Sunday Snapshot. Our Condo Management decided to get a feel of Jurong bird park at our Condo and installed decorative bird statues. And my phone promptly caught these, and I am presenting one of them here —some fun trivia about the beautiful pink birdies. 1.More than 2 … Continue reading Sunday Snapshot #14

Sunday Snapshot #13

Sunday Snapshots, Phone Photography, Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra That, Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a Theravada Buddhist temple (wat) in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The temple is often referred to as "Doi Suthep" although this is actually the name of the mountain where it's located. It is a sacred site to many Thai people. The temple is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the city of Chiang Mai and situated at an elevation … Continue reading Sunday Snapshot #13

Sunday Snapshot #12

Sunday Snapshots, Phone Photography, Seascapes, Pasir Ris Beach, Parjanya

Sharing this Sanskrit shloka explaining the importance of the raincloud, Parjanya is called and given the full status of divine power alongside the other Vedic gods for his procreative power.  नवमासधृतं गर्भं भास्करस्य गभस्तिभिः। पीत्वा रसं समुद्राणां द्यौः प्रसूते रसायनम्॥ Nava-māsa-dhṛtaṃ garbhaṃ bhāskarasya gabasthibhiḥ | Pītvā rasaṃ samudrāṇāṃ dyauḥ prasūte ras’-āyanam || For Nine months, … Continue reading Sunday Snapshot #12

Neophyte’s Art and Craft

Indian Folk Art, Madhubani Painting, Hobby, Art and Craft

I am inquisitive. What do most people do when they cannot doze off the moment they hit the sack. Nah… Nah. I am not about to start a write-up covering 10 points to cure insomnia. Here, I am talking about just one of those rare times when your eyelids are wide apart with your eyes … Continue reading Neophyte’s Art and Craft

Sunday Snapshot #11

Sunday Snapshots, Phone Photography, Nature, Flower blooms, Petunias

I caught these two dainty little ladies enjoying and swinging in the light early morning breeze; the purple beauties had to be preserved.  Hence this Sunday's Snapshot of these Petunias. Mexican petunia, to be precise. They are also called Mexican bluebells because of their shape. They are known as purple showers as they grow rampantly, … Continue reading Sunday Snapshot #11

Autobiography of a Yogi ~ One of my favorite books

Books, Autobiography of a Yogi, Inspiration, Positive thoughts, Astrology, Paramhansa Yogananda

"The message boldly blazoned across the heavens at the moment of birth is not meant to emphasize fate—the result of past good and evil—but to arouse man's will to escape from his universal thralldom." As you can see, these lines talk about astrological prediction, birthtime, fate, and Karma. These lines are from the 16th Chapter … Continue reading Autobiography of a Yogi ~ One of my favorite books