This is a photo of Naga Baba Amar Bharti Ji taken at the last Kumbha Mela in Haridwar, North India in 2010. According to those present at the location I was told he has been holding his arm in the air for 28 years. Many Hindus perform tapas or austerities of varying degrees and this is certainly one of the more extreme one’s I’ve encountered. His hand has atrophied from the years of his tapas and his fingernails curl out of his clenched fist.
The performance of tapas helps to develop willpower and remold the subconscious allowing for the superconscious to flow through.
Today I thought I’d share some images that I photographed of smiling and laughing children during my many travels to India. These pictures remind me of my favorite quote from my guru, Gurudeva Subramuniyaswami: “Life is meant to be lived joyously.” Whether you are going through a challenging time...Read More
It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of my photography posts. As many of you know I am passionate about photography. During a recent trip to South India in December last year I drove past a small village in Tamil Nadu, South India, where it looked like the main industry here was making…Read More
I recently posted about giving a keynote at the 2017 World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, South Korea. Once that event concluded, I spent a couple extra days exploring this wonderful city. I’m particularly drawn to historical sites and spent most of my time exploring a few of the main palaces wi...Read More
Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu Festival of Lights and it celebrates the victory of light over darkness. It is a day of Hindu solidarity. Hindus all over the world celebrate this festival and it is a joyous time for families. Families and friends get together, gifts are exchanged, new clothes ar...Read More