Monday, March 17, 2008


The team is almost in a state of shock.
Due to two experiences.

The first one was the meeting today with a real Indian Guru.
Srinivasan Kalyanaraman.
Who lives in a temple called the Srimuktesh Var Devalaya devoted to the God Navagraghamandir.
A 72-year-old man so peaceful and harmonious that it gave a home coming feeling.
This is what he had to say about beauty:

“Everything is beautiful: the little ant on the land and the bird in the sky.
When you are part of this, you are also beautiful”.

This is a deep understanding of life.
It sounds simple and maybe even naive.
But a person with some spirituality understands how fundamental Guru Srinivasan Kalyanaraman’s statement is.
One can sit down in a quiet place, remember his words and reflect upon them for hours, years and a lifetime.

Guru Srinivasan Kalyanaraman had no problem to be photographed.
It was while the sun was setting and 3 rolls were shot.
Team member Alex was holding the reflection screen and sharing the special energy of the moment.
Team member Marjolein was documenting this special event.

© Marjolein van Veen, 2008

It was an unforgettable experience.
Very strong and powerful.
When it was over one could only sit still and be thankful that life made this incredible event happen.
Caught on film for many to share.

© Marjolein van Veen, 2008

There is a second reason why the team is in a state of shock.
They have learned about the recent events in Tibet.
How the Tibetan monks have started to protest the Chinese occupation and exploitation of their country.
To halt the Chinese of destroying one of the most precious cultures and traditions we have on this Earth.

The team understands a vital moment has arrived.
With the Olympic Games approaching the world attention understands what is happening in Tibet.
It is a matter now of the Governments of the USA, Europe, Japan and Australia and as many other countries as possible to save the Tibetan religion, tradition and culture.
Now it can be stopped.
Threatening to refuse to participate in the Olympic Games if Tibet will not obtain some form of independency, the possibility of the Daila Lama to return and the current Chinese colonizers to leave.
We say:




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Daila Lama once joked that he wished Tibet had oil, Implying that if they did the USA would have helped years ago to free Tibet,