Since I have started this blog I have received some awards from fellow bloggers who show me their gratitude and their appreciation through these awards. I think these are very precious gifts I have received and I am very happy about it. So I decided to add a page for the awards and by the same way apologize for not having honored with awards my preferred bloggers up to now. I herewith would like to say that it is very difficult to choose preferred blogs and award them, for the wonderful work they do and the wonderful thoughts they share. Sharing is one of the most wonderful activities that we could do as sentient beings. By sharing we create connections and we give. For most of us it is a way of giving and taking and letting go by giving of what we may consider to be part of our intellectual property. There are so many blogs and so many ways to share. Some share their spiritual thoughts and experiences, others their cooking recipes, computer tricks, fashion news, and so on. There is always a part of giving involved although I would not deny that there are certainly sometimes other motivations that mix up with the act of sharing.

Anyhow, I herewith would like to present the awards that I have received up to now and dedicate this awards to all fellow bloggers that take some time of their day to share thoughts that are precious for them with the world. I wouldn’t like to create a list of my preferred blogs because there are so many blogs that deserve awards and I wouldn’t want to forget one of them. But I would herewith express my deepest gratitude to the bloggers that honored me although in this transient world we are being part of, blogs may have disappeared from whom I have received an award.

The ‘Liebster Blog’ Award

from Heartofbella on 19/11/2011
from Standing in an Open Field on 13/05/2012
from Orman Slices on 25/03/2014

The ‘Candle Lighter Award’

from Namaste Consulting Inc on 26/02/12

The ‘Sunshine Award’

from Resting in Awareness on 04/05/2012
from The Sacred Art of Language on 10/05/2012

The ‘Very Inspiring Blogger Award’

from superaalifragilistic on 03/09/2012


I dedicate these awards to all fellow bloggers.

May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes,
May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes,
May all sentient beings never be separated from bliss without suffering,
May all sentient beings be in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger.

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  1. Hi Shantideva, I have nominated for you for The Very Inspiring Blog award. If you choose not to accept for any reason, please consider it as a small token of gratitude from my side for your time and effort. If you do, please see the link

        • I’ll most probably make a little round trip next February for the Khumb Mela, but I’ll certainly not stay in Allahabad for a long time. Mumbai is not really around the corner, but I will certainly consider that as an opportunity to visit it, as I did not yet up to now. Thanks a lot. 🙂

    • What’s the first book you remember reading on your own?
      I think it was “Über Grundlagen der Analytischen Psychologie” from C.G. Jung

      Which book are you currently reading for pleasure?
      I always read a couple of books at the same time:
      – Be As You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi
      – The Holy Gita (a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita)
      – “Therapeut und Klient: Grundlagen der Gesprächstherapie” from Carl R. Rogers

      What’s your current favourite piece of writing?
      Difficult to say but here two:
      – “Back To The Truth: 5000 Years of Advaita” from Dennis Waite
      – The Bhagavad Gita

      Outside of WordPress, which website do you most enjoy visiting? because of my passion for photography

      Which font do you use most (and, is it serif or sans serif)?
      Arial (sans serif)

      What’s your favourite writing implement?
      A fountain pen

      Why did you start writing your blog?
      I started the blog to keep up with my spirituality on a daily basis. That’s why my blog was a 365 day project at the beginning. I quoted the words of the masters and now I write my own texts.

      Do you prefer to drive or to use public transport?
      I use both and I cannot really tell my preference.

      What’s your favourite season of the year?

      You have one day in which you can do whatever you want. What’s it to be?
      I take a book and go to the Sauna for a couple of hours. After that I sit on a bench in the woods or in an open field enjoying the moment in nature or reading.

      If it wasn’t an award, what might ‘Liebster ‘mean to you?
      An appreciation and respect towards the work I have put into the blog.

  2. Life is like a dream. When we dream we see images and consider them outside. When we wake up and remember our dream we recognise the images as not at all outside. So there had been a confusion of inside and outside. The dream images existed. They are not nothing. They are not empty. They are not an illusion. They are inside. See your inside images. Consider all things thus. Buddha Sakyamuni.

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