Close to River

Close to River

When you do things from your heart, you feel a river is moving in you, a joy.”- Rumi

When I see a river, I feel that I see the image of my liveliness. The river is very much connected to animation. It flows with its own rhythm.  It comes out from the mountain and then travels a long path through different places and meets the ocean, finally. The sole purpose of its travel is to meet the ocean.  When it travels through the lands, all the creatures and natures are benefitted by its water. The river is free flowing and it is flowing for a great purpose, that is; to meet the ocean. Therefore, its flow in everywhere is so purposeful.

When you will move ahead for a great purpose, your every path will be purposeful.  You may get struck by obstacles like rocks or mountain, which you cannot move, but later you will see, those actually guided you to fulfil your purpose. Your flow of life may be slow when your mind is loaded with the social waste like anger, fear, disgust, jealousy, and so forth similar emotions.  Then your travel becomes so painful. Pain always distracts us from external affairs. It helps to narrow your flow towards the sea, which rests inside you. It leads you to find the path of your soul purpose. Ultimately, it will guide you to reach in the ocean where your all emotions transcend.  It is the world of immense wisdom. Knowing our true Self is the sole purpose of our lives.  We are blessed with this body to know the ultimate truth of life. For that reason, when we do things from our heart, we feel the river is moving within us.

 Last month, I got an opportunity for multiple small trips. During those trips, I visited three rivers The Ganges, The Godavari and The Cauvery of India. I have clicked some snaps of those by my untrained hands. I just clipped those photos to express my feelings with those rivers.

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The River Godavari has found its way through the gaps of Eastern Ghat hill range. Pictures are taken in Papikundulu, near Rajmundry, Andhra pradesh, India.

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The Ganges, largest river of Asia, carrying urban waste while it is passing through the city, Kolkata in India. Photos are taken from Dakshineswar near kolkata in India.

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Shadows in Cauvery

 

Photos  of the river cauvery are taken at Coorg near Banglore, India.

Thank you.

 

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Bhanu
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Good to know that there was once a man/woman named Rumi, who felt so about feeling inside the heart. It makes me feel how there is a legacy to the thinking and how I am shaped. I wonder how much more I have to accomplish and I have no idea how I will be doing that. Every single day I muse, work and define myself towards that one goal of – building a better please, to share learnings of life and spread harmony. Yet it is interesting to see how I have never encountered any quotes of Rumi/Kafka on my… Read more »
Sayanti aka Shine
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Everyone has his own way to find his ocean like a river. Encountering philosopher’s quotes or following own quotes doesn’t make any difference. Nobody is saying something new. The words embedded within our ‘Self’. Whenever who knows this eternal entity, he begins to speak in “HIS” wordings. The words are as old as the creation is.

Bhanu
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And that’s why you are a model of serenity !

Sayanti aka Shine
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Thanks Bhanu, for your kind words. But, m still trying to reach that level.

extinct0703
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I am envious of you Sayanti!

Sayanti aka Shine
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Ha ha. Go ahead and breath in that tranquility. Then share your feelings to me. Thank you for sharing your thought.

extinct0703
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Thanks to you for sharing such lovely pictures.

Sayanti aka Shine
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It’s my pleasure dear.

Vandana Mathur
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Beautiful and thought provoking. I liked your comparison of river with our life. It’s so true that in pursuit of our goal we face many obstacles which shape our life just as river’s path.

Sayanti aka Shine
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Exactly. I also believe it. Thanks for your appreciation. It means a lot to me.

Miriam
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Stunning photos and I love your words. A beautiful post Shine 🙂

Sayanti aka Shine
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Hello Miriam, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback.

Miriam
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My pleasure.

Kim Richardson
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What a beautiful post! The photos are lovely and your words bring the river to life even more.

vanbytheriver
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Beautiful blog. And there’s no doubt as to why I was drawn to this post. ☺ Thanks.

Sayanti aka Shine
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Thank you for stopping by and making time to appreciate the works. Glad to meet you.

vanbytheriver
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❤️ My pleasure.

Vandana Mathur
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Hi Sayanti! I had shared a link of this post in Niki’s Meet and Greet. The link is https://therichnessofasimplelife.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/meet-greet-bucket-list/#comment-4740

Sayanti aka Shine
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Thanks Vandana. Glad to know that you really like it. It’s good that you have informed me about that.

Nitin
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I love Rumi quotes. Everything beautiful that there is in this world, he has, somehow, quoted in his words. 🙂

And nice metaphorical writing about river. rivers and rains also stir something inside me, a playfulness that is childlike and innocent. I felt the same looking at these pictures.
Nice post Sayantani. 🙂

Sayanti aka Shine
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Thank you Nitin. rain and river always creat a magic in writer’s heart. You’re not an exceptional.
I also love Rumi’s quote and I often encounter his quotes in my writings. Glad to know that you also like his words.
By the way, It’s not Sayantani. It’s Sayanti. People often make this same mistake with my name. But, this time it is written, though you have done it.:-(

Nitin
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Ohh.. I’m so sorry -this is the second name mistake i’ve done this time..but i have an alibi this time – my college girlfriend name was sayantani – 😛 so you know from where i made this mistake 😉

Sayanti aka Shine
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Ha ha, this confusion is so common. no probs, many people call me at this name, Sayantani. Maybe, they think it is easy to pronounce Sayantani than to Sayanti.

Nitin
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No – I guess Sayantani is too long – in fact her friends used to call her Sayani… May be Sayantani is more common, and Sayanti is unique, that’s why the confusion. And being unique is nice 🙂

Sayanti aka Shine
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Yes, yes, you’re absolutely right.

Nitin
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🙂

mollyb111
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Thank you!

Sayanti aka Shine
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My pleasure.