Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

Most of my photos are of some aspect of nature.  These two remain my favorites:

When I saw this week’s challenge, I also thought of a Sanskrit prayer that many children in India chant before they get up in the morning, prior to their feet touching the ground. Here is the English translation:

 

O! Mother Earth

who has the ocean as clothes

and mountains and forests on her body

who is the wife of Lord Vishnu.

I bow to you.

Please forgive me for touching you with my feet.

 

May we all develop such devotion and humility.

 

Written for Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

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13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

  1. Wow I haven’t see your blog for a while. Your photos are stunning 😀. I just went to my first Kirtan the other day it was amazing. I have the woman’s cd and now sing along to her mantras it’s lovely. I hope you are well xx

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    1. So nice to hear from you. Send me an email sometime will you. The Living in East Sheen email bounces whenever I use it!

      Who was the singer that you heard. Yes, kirtan can be incredible!

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  2. I simply am in awe of this photo…I may had mentioned this from my other blog, but I have seen it several times in my reader. I could write such a lovely haibun or troibun for this…soon and let you know when it is up. That prayer is simply beautiful, Karuna. Kindly send me an email or link where I can hear it in Sanskrit. Just beautiful!!

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    1. I will never get tired of looking at both of them. I have used them many times on my blog because I love them so much. I look forward to reading your poem.

      I will try to find a YouTube recording of the song…. but not tonight!

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