A post impressionist painter – Vincent Van Gough

A post impressionist painter and one of the most famous artists of all time – Vincent Van Gough.

I came across one of his famous painting “starry night” i was impressed and searched about him. I found some of his words and beautiful art works. I am sharing some of his words here..

“To do good work one must eat well, be well housed, have one’s fling from time to time, smoke one’s pipe, and drink one’s coffee in peace.”

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”

“It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to…. The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.”

“I can’t work without a model. I won’t say I turn my back on nature ruthlessly in order to turn a study into a picture, arranging the colors, enlarging and simplifying; but in the matter of form I am too afraid of departing from the possible and the true.”

“We spend our whole lives in unconscious exercise of the art of expressing our thoughts with the help of words.”

“A good picture is equivalent to a good deed”

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Will a non-vegetarian can intake spirituality? -Jayamohan

அசைவ உணவு நீங்கள் உண்கிறீர்கள். இது ஆன்மீகத்துக்கு ஒத்துப் போகும் விஷயமா?- (from karthikeyan a reader of Jayamohan)

அசைவ உணவுக்கும் ஆன்மீகத்துக்கும் சம்பந்தமில்லை – விவேகானந்தரே அசைவம் உண்டவர்தான்.திபெத், சீன,ஜப்பானிய பௌத்தம் அசைவம் உண்ணுவதை விலக்கவில்லை.  உலகம் முழுக்க ஆன்ம ஞானத்தின் படிகளில் ஏறியவர்களில் பெரும்பாலானவர்கள் அசைவ உணவாளர்களே. ஜென் ஞானிகள் சீன மெய்யியலாளர்கள் ஐரோப்பிய இறையியலாளர்கள். நீங்கள் உங்கள் குலவழக்கப்படி கற்றறிந்த சிலவற்றைக்கொண்டு ஆன்மீகம் போன்றவற்றை மதிப்பிட விழைய வேண்டாம்.

அசைவம் உண்ணுவது இந்தியாவில் தவிர்க்கப்படவேண்டியது என்றே நான் நினைக்கிறேன். ஆனால் அதற்கான காரணங்கள் குடல்சார்ந்தவை. இந்தியப் பொருளியல் சார்ந்தவை. ஓரளவு ஜீவகாருண்யம் சார்ந்தவை.

ஆன்மீகம் என்பது எது வாய்வழியாக உள்ளே செல்கிறது என்பதைச் சார்ந்தது என நம்புவது ஒரு இந்திய மூடநம்பிக்கை. இந்தியர்களுடைய மதமே எங்கே எதை எப்படி உண்பது என்பது மட்டும்தான் எனப் பலர் இந்த மனநிலையை கிண்டல்செய்திருக்கிறார்கள்.

Bal (Honey)

This Movie bal (2010 Turkish movie) is sweeter than the honey. I can to know some other way to approach or a way to lead a story in a much powerful manner. The very first shot of the movie is very lengthy nearly 3.40min long and the frame is Nailed.

I was fantasied many times by a Rock Solid Nailed Frames which force to keep a ton kilos of feelings on your head to pursue  it. But i found difficult towards the end of the film. When  i cane to know  the meaning of the last shot  and i realize why he sleeps in the forest under the tree.

The cinematography is brilliant in filming the Landscapes, Forest, People, Children in the school all of them were framed brilliant.

Sound of the movie: the Sound engineer has played a brilliant role. Most of the time you will be dissolved in to the shot by the minute ambiance sound which will tune you inside.

There are some beautiful shots we cant understand what the director wants to really convey us. The director beautifully partitioned the house and the working place of the boy’s father. He connects the locations in its beauty to support the script. To do a movie in this kind of shape, is like we have to be  driven from the heart not from the systematic paper work.

Director: Semih Kaplanoglu 

Writers: Semih Kaplanoglu, Orçun Köksal

 Awards: Golden Bear award, Best Director and Best Cinematography at the 23rd European Film Awards

 Turkey’s official candidate for the Best Foreign Film Oscar at the 83rd Academy Awards but it didn’t make the final shortlist.

“Steve Jobs” the word shook this world this 6th Oct 11

Steve Jobs dies: live blog form -The Telegraph

Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder and former CEO, has died at the age of 56 after a long and highly public battle with cancer.

Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder:

“People sometimes have goals in life. Steve Jobs exceeded every goal he set himself.”

Paul Allan, co-founder of Microsoft:

“We’ve lost a unique tech pioneer and auteur who knew how to make amazingly great products. Steve fought a long battle against tough odds in a very brave way. He kept doing amazing things in the face of all that adversity. As someone who has had his own medical challenges, I couldn’t help but be encouraged by how he persevered.”

Steve Case, Founder of AOL:

“I feel honored to have known Steve Jobs. He was the most innovative entrepreneur of our generation. His legacy will live on for the ages.”

03:40 Google has added the line “Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011” to its homepage. The Apple founder’s name links through to the Apple website.

03:31 Here is timeline of key dates in Jobs’ life and work.

03:20 As well as making online tributes, admirers of Jobs have been converging on Apple Stores around the world to pay their respects. Fans have congregated outisde the store on New York’s Fifth Avenue, writing notes on the scaffolding, and a bunch of flowers had been laid outside the Apple Store in Sydney.

Twitter Mattchew03 wrote: “It’s crazy to think about how many people are sharing the news of Steve Jobs’s death using devices he invented.”

Techland posted a quote from Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang saying “Steve was my hero growing up.”

02:55 US President Barack Obama has remembered Jobs as a visionary and great American innovator.

“Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it,” he said in a statement.

02:50 Here’s the view on Jobs’ legacy from inside the electronics industry. Computerworld says Jobs was a man of conviction who left an indelible mark on computing and that the sector will never be the same again.

02:40 The Wall Street Journal has republished Jobs’ well-known 2005 commencement address at Standford University, in which he reflected on life, career and mortality:

Quote “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

There is really no such thing as what we call karma

 J.Krishnamoorthy

Cause and effect are not two different things. The effect of today will be the cause of tomorrow. There is no cause, isolated, which produces an effect; they are interrelated. There is no such thing as a law of cause and effect, which means that there is really no such thing as what we call karma. To us, karma means a result with a previous cause, but in the interval between the effect and the cause there has been time. In that time there has been a tremendous lot of change and therefore the effect is never the same. And the effect is going to produce another cause which will never be merely the result of the effect. Do not say, -I do not believe in karma- that is not the point at all. Karma means, very simply, action and the result, with its further cause. Sow a mango seed and it is bound to produce a mango tree-but the human mind is not like that. The human mind is capable of transformation within itself, immediate comprehension, which is a breaking away from the cause, always.

Why were temples built? – Sadhguru

The very nature of human perception is such that, right now, whatever a human being is involved with, that will be the only truth for him in his experience. Right now, most people are involved with the five sense organs and that seems to be the only truth, nothing else. Sense organs can only perceive that which is physical and because your perception is limited to the five sense organs, everything that you know as life is only the physicality – your body, your mind, your emotion and your life energies are all physical. If you see the physical existence as a fabric, then we can say you are living on the fabric of the physical. You are walking on this cloth and what you are walking on is all that is real. When you look up, there seems to be a vast emptiness above, but even there you only recognize the physical. You look at the stars or the sun or the moon – this is all physical. You don’t perceive that what is not physical, isn’t it?

What you call a temple is like putting a hole in the fabric, creating a space where the physical becomes thin and something beyond becomes visible to you. This science of making the physical less manifest is the science of consecration, so that dimension beyond the physical becomes apparent or visible to you if you are willing. To take the analogy further, it is like the temple is a hole in the fabric of the physical, where you could fall through easily and go beyond.

Today temples may be built just like shopping complexes with concrete and steel, probably for the same purpose, because everything has become commerce. When I talk about temples, I am talking about the way ancient temples were created. In this country, in ancient times, temples were built only for Shiva, nobody else. It was only later that the other temples came up because people started focusing on immediate wellbeing. Using this science, they started creating various other forms, which they could use to benefit themselves in so many different ways in terms of health, wealth, and wellbeing. They created different types of energies and different kinds of deities. If you want money, you create one kind of form or if you are full of fear, you create another kind of form, which will assist with that. These temples came up in the last 1100 or 1200 years, but before that, there were no other temples in the country except Shiva temples.

The word ‘Shiva’ literally means ‘that which is not.’ So the temple was built for ‘that which is not.’ ‘That which is’ is physical manifestation; ‘that which is not’ is that which is beyond the physical. So a temple is a hole through which you enter into a space which is not.


As a part of this glorious tradition to raise human consciousness, the Aadhi Yogi Aalayam is being constructed as an integral element which will allow many more people to experience and benefit from the Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple.

Shutter Island -by Martin Scorsese

Cant believe such a film exist.

The film is an Quest about Existence ! Great movie to share it..  Adorable performance by Leonardo Dicaprio.

The movie scares me a lot than that of a Devil movie.. i bet that you all feel this we saw this movie.. The screenplay of the movie is HELL -Brilliant! This movie is a tough fight.

Hats off to Director: Martin Scorsese Writers: Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (novel)

The cinematography is well supported the script as if it threatens the audience as the mind set of characters.

The Location of this movie is brilliant. The first scene in the Ship reveals the mist was beautiful.

Totally a mind blowing movie deals with a strange subject called Existence as subject..

I read this interesting kind of interpretation:

Shutter Island, Shutyer Mouth

Written by Randal Stevens

SPOILER ALERT: The following blog contains extensive spoilers about the book and film Shutter Island, including the ending.

This week saw the DVD and Blu-ray release of Martin Scorsese’s latest feature, Shutter Island. My roommate, who, like me, is a huge Scorsese fan, got it on Netflix this week and saw it for the first time. If you haven’t seen it already, you should do so immediately and you should do so without first consulting what the critics have to say about it (if you haven’t done so already). With a Top Critics score of only 60% on Rotten Tomatoes, Shutter Island is the most lukewarmly received Scorsese feature since Kundun back in 1997 (67%). Upon its theatrical release in February, critics decried the film for being too long, crafting creepiness but not tension, looking good but feeling shallow and above all else, a predictable and thus ineffective ending. In my opinion, all those critiques fit into one of two categories of nonsense: the less likely nonsense, in which the critic just wants to be contrarian to raise their own profile; or, the more likely nonsense, in which the critic is gripping onto Andre Bazin’s auteur theory. That is to say, I think many of the critics who are poo-pooing the greatest director in history seem to think the director should be more important than the genre he or she is serving. When the B-horror, noir and thriller archetypes rang loud and clear throughout the 138-minute running time more so than Scorsese’s voice, they declared it illegitimate. Bullshit.

But I digress. I want to focus on the most polarizing plot point of the entire film for this blog: the twist ending. The twist ending comes when it’s revealed that Federal Marshal Teddy Daniels is actually Andrew Laeddis, a patient at the mental institution on Shutter Island who has been involved in an elaborate role-playing experiment during which his doctors hoped he would deduce his own guilt in the murder of his wife, whom he killed after coming home and finding she had murdered their three children. Many people complained that the twist was predictable and therefore, the entire experience had been a waste. That’s straight up bullshit. For one thing, the endings to more than half the films you’ll see out there are predictable, but the power of the film does not rest in how surprising the ending is, but how much it makes sense in conjunction with the material that came before it. For another, it also depends on how much you’ve enjoyed the ride it took to get to that ending and with Scorsese responsible for calling the shots (and may I add, beautifully photographed shots courtesy of Robert Richardson) how bad of a ride can it really be?

But once again, I digress. I would argue that the revelation at the end of Shutter Island is not so much a twist ending as much as a logical progression (or revelation, if you will) of the narrative and that the twist actually comes during this exchange Teddy/Andrew has with his partner/doctor, Chuck Aule/Dr. Sheehan after Teddy/Andrew has realized and acknowledged what he’s done:

Teddy: So what’s our next move?

Chuck: You tell me.

Teddy: I gotta get off this rock, Chuck. Get back to the mainland. Whatever the hell’s going on here, it’s bad. Don’t worry partner, they’re not gonna catch us.

Chuck: That’s right. We’re too smart for ’em.

Teddy: Yeah, we are, aren’t we? You know, this place makes me wonder.

Chuck: Yeah? What’s that boss?

Teddy: Which would be worse – to live as a monster or to die as a good man?

I italicized the last line to indicate where I think the twist comes into play. You see, in the book, that line is nowhere to be found; it’s entirely an addition from screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis. “Well, why does that matter?” you may be saying. Well, it really doesn’t, I suppose, except that it gives the film an entirely different resolution than the book has.

For the most part, the film is almost a carbon copy of the book with one exception: the story ends with Chuck saying, “We’re too smart for ’em,” Teddy agreeing and then being approached by an orderly with a lobotomy pick wrapped in a towel. With that ending, it would seem to apply that Teddy has not accepted what he’s done and is still in extensive denial. However, in the film, Teddy adds that extra line and gives quite a furtive glance to Chuck in the process. To me, the comment and the glance imply that Teddy has indeed realized and accepted what he’s done. He does not, however, want to live with knowing what he’s done. Teddy does not revert back to his denial form because he’s still crazy, but because he wants to be lobotomized and therefore be unable to remember what he did to his wife and what his wife did to his children. He’d rather die – in this sense, figuratively – a good man trying to atone for what he did, than live as something that’s worse than a murderer – a murderer in denial of his crime. This is a twist to me, though admittedly, it’s less an earth-shattering “He was dead the whole time!” twist than it is a subtle “Theo got shot in the gut” twist fromChildren of Men.

Some of you may disagree that this is a twist and that’s okay. What’s important isn’t whether you consider Teddy’s line to be or twist or not; what’s important is that with one simple line, screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis (I just realized how similar Laeta is to Laeddis) managed, with just one simple line, to add an entirely new dimension to theShutter Island adaptation. See kids? Not every screenplay has to be The Usual Suspects. (Though if you ask me, The Usual Suspects is worth only one viewing).

Awareness is Aliveness – Sadhguru

Right now, you know you are alive because you are alert enough. Suppose you fell asleep, do you know whether you are alive or dead? All experience has disappeared. Essentially in your experience of life, awareness is aliveness. How aware you are is how alive you are. Because the experience of life is such: only what you are aware of exists for you; the rest does not exist for you. It does not matter what is present here, if you are not aware of it, it does not exist for you. Awareness is aliveness. But any kind of intoxication, it does not matter what kind, lowers your aliveness or awareness. This is why they are telling you, you cannot drive with a drink because it lowers your awareness.

If you become fully aware, instead of existing here as a piece of creation, as a piece of flesh and blood, you will exist as the creator himself. That is the choice you have. Either you live here as just a piece of creation or you live here as the creator himself.

If you want to exist as a creator, your awareness has to spread. But your depressions, your unhappiness, your confusions, your alcohol, everything is putting your awareness down. If all you are seeking is a little bit of pleasure, I am not against it. But if you are a pleasure seeker, wouldn’t you be interested if you were given an opportunity to have a much bigger pleasure? If you could learn how to be drunk all the time and fully alert, wouldn’t you be interested?

Katyn

Katyn (2007)   Recently saw the movie “Katyan”

The film is portrayed in a war backdrop were USSR occupied the Poland.

This below synopsis i got it from IMDB:

On 17 September 1939, a group of Polish officers and soldiers are imprisoned by the Soviet Army on the border of Poland. Anna and her daughter Nika travel from Krakow to meet her husband and officer Andrzej and they try to convince him to leave the soldiers and escape back home. However, Andrzej refuses to leave the troop and is deported to USSR. Later the Soviet tells that the Polish officers had been massacred by the Germans in the Katyn Forest with a shot on the back of the neck. However Anna retrieves Andrzej’s diary and discloses that the soldiers had been actually murdered by the Soviet Army.

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I am very impressed on the story telling with out any busyness, but the content stays in you by the affected people and their day to day living conditions.

Some of the Shocking real facts were..

The number of victims is estimated at about 22,000, with a lower bound of confirmed dead of 21,768.[1] According to Soviet documents declassified in 1990, 21,857 Polish internees and prisoners were executed after 3 April 1940: 14,552 prisoners of war (most or all of them from the three camps) and 7,305 prisoners in western parts of the Belarusian and Ukrainian SSRs.[27][b] Of them 4,421 were from Kozelsk, 3,820 from Starobelsk, 6,311 from Ostashkov, and 7,305 from Belarusian and Ukrainian prisons.[27][b] Head of the NKVD POW department, Maj. General P.K. Soprunenko, organized “selections” of Polish officers to be massacred at Katyn and elsewhere.[28]

The Katyn massacre, also known as the Katyn Forest massacre (Polish: zbrodnia katyńska, mord katyński, ‘Katyń crime’; Russian: Катынский расстрел Katynskij ra’sstrel ‘Katyn shooting’), was a mass execution of Polish nationals carried out by the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD), the Soviet secret police, in April and May 1940. The massacre was prompted by Lavrentiy Beria’s proposal to execute all members of the Polish Officer Corps, dated 5 March 1940. This official document was approved and signed by the Soviet Politburo, including its leader, Joseph Stalin. The number of victims is estimated at about 22,000, with 21,768 being a lower bound.[1] The victims were murdered in the Katyn Forest in Russia, the Kalinin and Kharkiv prisons and elsewhere. Of the total killed, about 8,000 were officers taken prisoner during the 1939 Soviet invasion of Poland, another 6,000 were police officers, with the rest being Polish intelligentsia arrested for allegedly being “intelligence agents, gendarmes, landowners, saboteurs, factory owners, lawyers, officials and priests.”[1]