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The Monastic Souls


Divine Journey of Monks

Monastic souls means a life of humility, obedience, isolation, silence, prayer, and renunciation of our own desires in order to live as free sons and daughters of God, guided by the Holy Spirit who speaks through our leaders, our rule, and the inspirations of his grace within our hearts.

Monks life is different from other people. Unlike common people ,monks lead his life of limits,self-control and inner cultivation. The red shawl and the shaven head is theme of their daily reflection

Monastery life

Buddhist religious life is by tradition is a dedication of  ‘sangha’s’(order of disciplines).These communities of monks deliver Buddha’s teaching. Monks do not work for their living. Everyone commonly respects Buddhist monks in societies. In Buddhist religion most families have sons who are either monks or were a monks at once in their life. Monks usually live in caves or in solitary huts for meditation, but  occasionally they live in monasteries with other groups of monks. It’s always interesting to watch monks doing religious rituals and offering prayers loudly in full of faith.

Portraits of monks

Monks are free to leave at any time whenever they want. Many youngsters from different places serve some years as monks and then continue their day-to-day lives. People still practice Buddhist culture in different parts of India such as Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Ladakh, and some parts of Karnataka. Here are some of the glimpses portraits of monks in Karnataka.

Blissful : Count your life by smiles not tears
A good spirit : Be happy, it’s one way of being wise
the gladness
The Gladness : Live life with happiness
Miserable : Life is a series of spontaneous changes
Jovial : Happiness is the experience of loving life

cheerful face
Cheerful face : Happiness is real only when it is shared
Cheerful face : Happiness is real only when it is shared
Gratified : The secret of happiness is freedom
joyful child
Joyful child : Joy is not in things ; it is in us

a look of fury

A look of fury : A disquiet little monk
a true saint
A true saint : Monks have a true faith in God
the enthusiastic
The Enthusiastic : Happiness comes from peace
a warm smile
A warm smile : Smile is the best medicine for sorrow
stony faced
Stony-faced : An emotionless look of a monk
Benevolent : Monks are known for their charity
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Elegance : A graceful looks from two monks
thoughtful-culture-photography-anshul sani
Thoughtful : The wisdom acquired through spirituality
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Curious : The constant happiness is curiosity

spread-peace-culture-photography-anshul sani
Spread Peace : The best way to cheer yourself is to try cheer someone else up

Each introspective exercise compels us to examine our present and future political, spiritual, economic, and cultural decisions and goals. Reading Seeing with Our Souls is a great way for busy individuals to gain spiritual insight through the Bible and the teachings of the monks.

All the photos and text in this post are copyright of Anshul Sani ,Himachal Pradesh , Creative Hut Institute of Photography.Their reproduction, full or part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.

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