You know, in the case of most of us, the mind is noisy, everlastingly chattering to itself , soliloquizing or chattering about something, or trying to talk to itself, to convince itself of something; it is always moving, noisy. And from that noise, we act. Any action born of noise produces more noise, more confusion. But if you have observed and learnt what it means to communicate, the difficulty of communication, the non-verbalization of the mind – that is, that communicates and receives communication – , then, as life is a movement, you will, in your action, move on naturally, freely, easily, without any effort, to that state of communion. And in that state of communion, if you enquire more deeply, you will find that you are not only in communion with nature, with the world, with everything about you, but also in communion with yourself.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti – Varanasi 2nd Public Talk 22nd November 1964


Finding Silence

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  1. It appears to be an amazing place.Is it a cave? and whats that water flowing in cave?What ever it might be but the impact is wonderful.Light on ceiling and water surface creating magic.
    ‘non verbalization of mind’…..trying to silence it never works and it gradually falling in that mode looks so far off………

    • Hi Namita,
      It is an abandoned anhydrite (gypsum) mine. This place is the lowest place where it now drowns in the ground water. There is some gypsum floating on the surface of the water making patterns. I had to use a long time exposure (about 30 seconds). So my companions had to sit really still waiting for the picture to finish. 🙂
      Thank you!

      • How do you find such amazing places….and most of them abandoned…..abandoned places have their own haunting charm….I thank the wanderer within you…if not for him I could not have felt such wonderful places.

        • Thank you so much for these nice words. I have made a lot of pictures in abandoned locations. I see a lot of beauty in decay and I try to show the beauty as I see it through my pictures. Old age, decline and decay are often perceived as something ugly but I believe that beauty is inside of everything and that’s what I have been searching for 3 years in photography. Now I try to find something else and meanwhile I process my pictures from India and Nepal.

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