December 17th

"It is right in the midst of life that we have to develop and express all that is beautiful and perfect and divine in our souls" - Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

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18 Responses to “December 17th”

  1. jacqui Says:

    that pile of manure was indeed visually stunning, people can be quite amazing, they were very proud of the work with the auspicious symbols on it …all they needed was a couple of tables to sit and have tea at….good spotting

  2. jacqui Says:

    p.s. It is also a good photo with her making the ‘peace’ sign in front of the symbols

  3. Juzzy Says:

    Good morning. I LOVE IT! I love the tags you put on it…. just in case someone might be searching for a daily inspirational photo of ‘worlds biggest manure pile” .

    You have more than one friend called Lachlan? Does the other one know?

    Have a lovely day xx

  4. Bruce Says:

    You never know. This could be Tibet’s answer to the Great Wall, The Big Banana, The big manure pile. As jac says – couple of tables and chairs – one could do a roaring trade in Momos and yak butter tea.

    I now have two friends called Lachlan. Neither knows that they are not the only Lachlan in my address book.

  5. Susan Says:

    I will have to contact the other Lachie and let him know there is a conversation regarding him flying over his head in the Poetic Universe, and that we STILL haven’t arranged a catch up with Chimp Girl …
    I’m much more inspired by that manure pile now than i was in real life

    • Bruce Says:

      Life through the lense is better than real life ( jokes) but now you have another lense – the wisdom of Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan and probably a clearer head than at 5000 plus meters.

  6. lisa Says:

    have the two lachlans ever been seen together in the same room?

  7. Mikey Leung Says:

    Gorgeous — loved the piles of manure and your quote!!

    • Bruce Says:

      Hi Mikey. Thanks for dropping in. I love seeing which photos/ quotes resonate with different friends. Many religions and philiosophers, it seems, have a take on this quote!

      With all your experience in Bangladesh (Mikey co-wrote the Brandt guide to Bangladesh and a great infosite called, who should I be reading and gleaning quotes from in this part of the world?

  8. Marie Says:

    Is the wall of manure ever used for fires etc..does it get replacd as people use or is it a monument to the magniicent Yaks?

    • Bruce Says:

      Let me just ay that this man was very pleased and proud when we stopped the car and braved the pride of lion looking dogs to admire his nonument to buddhism . I photographed all eight of the auspicious symbols which stretched a good fifty yards wide , and there was only one homestead here, but on a very bleak and lonely stretch of the tang tibetan highway, which at 5000 metres , must have very long and cold winters. i would say its for heating , and plugging holes in the sheds where his Yaks must hole up for winter. Yak dung is also used to insulate the floors and keep the dust down. Whole houses are sometimes made of yak, or sod and yak. here is a website that I just googled that may wow you with the many wonders of yaks:

  9. jacqui Says:

    I love it that they can tell every Yak/ Dzoa in their herd by face as individuals, and they have words for whether they are one year olds 2 etc up to about 8 I think and female and male names at all these ages

  10. Marie Says:

    Fancy being able to gaze into the face of a Yak and speak it’s name…what a heavenly experience….

  11. Susan Says:

    I think the most common name is Momo

  12. jacqui Says:

    no you are incorrect about the momo

  13. Susan Says:

    Oh ok but I know that the name for the buffaloes by the river near the bridge on the road to Swayambunath in Kathmandu is “tomorrow’s Momo’s”

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