Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Serene Face of Buddha

-->The nation is in mourning over the loss of Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, an edifice of great historical significance to Bhutan. No doubt a lot of hearts in Bhutan as well as around the world are experiencing a sense of emptiness at the realization that the Dzong is gone forever. Even if we rebuild another one on the same spot where it stood, it will never be the same.

I went through the collection of my photographs to see if there was anything that I could post on this blog to sooth and calm the minds of the readers. I chose the following photograph of Lord Buddha. I decided on it because there is a kind of detached serenity about the face that when I look at it, I experience a certain tranquility, a calmness that helps me forget, even if for a while, that over powering sense of loss.

The face of detachment: May be there is a lesson here


  1. Yes, heart wrenchingly sad indeed. This is a stark reminder of how all things are impermanent and prompts us to practice detachment. However, like everything else, it is hard not to be attached; not to painfully feel a loss be it materialistic or human relationships. We will comfort ourselves with the thought that the government will build a mightier dzong in its memory and new sentiments will grow to be cherished.

  2. yes...it does help 'sooth and calm' my mind...thank you