The Painter of Words

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    A cobbler was once visited by a great teacher :-

    “I have just been to see Vishnu,” said the teacher. “And he thought you might have some questions.” The cobbler’s mind went blank; but he dredged up a question. “What was Vishnu doing when you saw him?” he asked at last. “He was threading an elephant through the eye of a needle,” came the answer. “Oh yes. Only Vishnu could do that!” the cobbler laughed.

    ”Surely you don’t believe it,” said the teacher, “I was just teasing.” “But why can’t he?” asked the cobbler, picking up a seed from beneath the banyan tree that was shading them. “Inside this seed is a tree as big as this one. If Vishnu can squeeze a whole banyan tree into such a tiny seed, then surely he can thread an elephant through the eye of a needle.”

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    1. Elishams 85 months ago | reply

      Good one Ian, I had a laught at the end. So Indian... Wonderful, thanks for the sparkle. Love the image too. Where were you to shoot this ? ! It seems the men is at quite an altitude !

    2. ianpwatkinson 85 months ago | reply

      Painting above a door on the courtyard to the Nepali temple courtyard on Lalita Ghat, Varanasi

    3. Kaidohmaru* 85 months ago | reply

      Excellently spotted frame. Concentrated and serious at work, emphasized by the precise hand posture - just beautiful street frame.

    4. driek 84 months ago | reply

      I love this shot - the concentration, the steady hand - and larger: how religion is so abundantly alive, renewed all the time.

      (and nice story! )

      --
      Seen in Hinduism (?)

    5. Alinasta 83 months ago | reply



      Rated RAW by the RAW Street Photography group
      (comment & give RAW logo to 5 - 10 images for every 1 post)

      thanks for this capture!

    6. kilometro 00 83 months ago | reply



      Rated RAW by the RAW Street Photography group
      (comment & give RAW logo to 5 - 10 images for every 1 post)

    7. pauldhunt 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Indic & Indian scripts, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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