SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 2 – ANURADHAPURA – MONKS

by Antonio Gil March. 08, 2019 399 views

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♫♫ Buddhist Monks Chanting at Sunrise ♫♫

SpiritHeart67 Jan 25

Those Beautiful Monks

I always struggled with
and did not understand
Those Buddhist Monks
insistent call to detachment.

I longed to attain
their serene, unflappable,
gently smiling
affability.

I might as well have attempted
Mt. Everest's Summit.

Until one day
It came around the corner
and swallowed all my thoughts
& grasping need,
And finally, now
I'm beginning to see.

It's not apathy
or disconnectedness
or a lack of care.

It is release
It is peace
It is a still
quiet
open
empty clear space
Where I can finally
Breathe.

The view from Mt. Everest's Peak
can't compare
to this expansive Vista
that is now unfurled
before
within
& throughout me.

I slowed enough
for it to over take
& empty me
And now I understand
Those Beautiful Monks look
of Serene Glee...

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Jay Boggess 10 months, 1 week ago

#1 Sri Lankan Mary Poppins???

Lovely camera work!

10 months, 1 week ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 10 months, 1 week ago

He flew away after I took his photo. smile Thanks my friend

10 months, 1 week ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 10 months, 1 week ago

Hahahahahahaaaaa.......smile+1

10 months, 1 week ago Edited
Tim Rogers 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Another amazing adventure

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 10 months, 3 weeks ago

And there are more to come smile

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Laurie Madsen 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Another wonderful series Antonio!
Picture #3, I thought that was a swarm of bugs tormenting that man. (which would explain his expression)
Is it the blossoms on the tree in the background?

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Laurie Madsen 10 months, 3 weeks ago

hahahaha, poor man. Yes, that's the blossoms on the tree. smile

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Antonio Gil 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Now that I said that, you'll probably always see the swarm!

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Love the colours! Mxx

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Mx. smile

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Russell Smith 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Great series and monks are definitely a mystery to me.

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 10 months, 3 weeks ago

For both of us smile

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Francesc 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Excellent captures of people with great angles and mood

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Francesc. This being a holy city it was of course full of monks everywhere.

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 10 months, 3 weeks ago

On average how many monks would you say you saw on this trip?

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Impossible to tell my friend. I've seen monks almost every day I was there smile

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I have quite some contact with monks,when we are 8n Thailand. A mystery indeed

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I agree with you, a mystery. Thanks Peter

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
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