Samsara:: A Sanskrit word, which means, “A wandering through”. Equivalent to the idea of life and death in a, nearly, constant rebirth cycle. The eventual hope is to achieve Nirvana or Moksha. Which I am not going to explain. Too much detail for a short post already gone long. 😉
This ideal has obscure beginnings, but dates as far back as Ancient Greece (Orphism, Platonism, Jainism ) and India. It is an intricate part of Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon, Jainism, Taoism and possibly Sikhism.
Just an example of achievement of Moksha or Nirvana would be:: The Hindu Yoga traditions hold various beliefs on this, one being that Moksha may be achieved by love of Ishwar/God.
So, what is the point of this post? What does it have to do with my blog, which is romantic and dark story telling, perhaps a mystery or two?
Well, what is story telling if not the intricate wheel of beginning and ends, a characters story going from one to another and so on? All of our lives are stories, they have their ups and downs, imperfections, struggles and from it all we learn. Hopefully!
For me, I reach that place of creating ecstatically, and perhaps this is not the actual Nirvana of losing self to become one, no longer suffering the slings and arrows of mortality! Still, it is my own little bit of heaven, where my dreams come alive in word and others can read and perhaps enjoy a place distant from their own ‘wheel of life.’
Now, I was actually inspired, in full, by The Tea Party and their song Samsara. I recommend not watching the video, as with most bands these days, they get stuck with some odd visuals to go with their music. 😦
In Need of Reblog Material. <— Please visit Kathy Mays with interesting blog posts, that you might like to have her share over the next week. She will be on holiday, so will be sharing fellow bloggers material while away, to stay active.
Soon to come, should be fantastic pics of her trip to Spain! 😉
Need more to see, Scroll down to the bottom of any of my posts for blogs I follow.
Visit :: Seeking Romance/Guides on Romantic Thoughts. It is a sweet site with insightful thoughts on the topic of romance, caring and life lessons. Then drop over here to see Lynda Poysor, for her wonderful blog.
For some of the most Yummy and Enticing recipes, check out The Food Obsessive. The pictures draw you in to the recipes.
Stop by SOMETIMES. An established blog with lots to do and read, by a lovely blogger. Beautiful pastel theme and insightful posts.
Libby Cole has some great posts and stories. One of my favorites, because it made me laugh was Loving the Pun-ishment.
I think most everyone inside of this 2015 blogging course, knows Anand, insightful blogger and very involved with this August 2015 blogging 101 community. Blabberwockying!
These two entries are from bloggers who welcomed me when I first arrived, here, on WordPress. Followed and read my stories, despite my being new. I hope all of you will show them some love too. 🙂
Have a Kindle or other digital reading source and like romance on the Steamy Side. Visit Ava Sterling. Self publishes some wonderful tales.
For short stories of varied content, on her blog, visit Belinda Crane. A lovely Australian lady with an equally nice site.
This one is new, I stopped by out of curiosity and to repay the favor of a visit, discovering it’s an Autobiography. The Somewhat Peculiar Story of Mir.
Finaly to finish off. Cathy Lynn Brooks is dedicating her blogging effort to a book about her daughter, which is a work of love. Then run over to, Catching My Drift. Full of fun, interesting and thought provoking reads by Pam Kirst.
Ok, now the other Fun.
Some time ago, I ran across a page that let you post, for Fun, a good deal of your writing and will calculate, based on your style and word choice…. What famous author you write like! Me, I achieved this badge:: Yes you get a code to put up an, I Write Like badge on your page!
I got Mary Shelley! I am pleased by that, none the less.
Stop by and take a huge chunk of your writing with you, all from one story or post though. Copy it into the box and hit Analyze. Get your badge too! LINK::: I Write Like!
Enjoy the rest of your week and feel free to check out my stories. Just be aware they are sometimes meant for mature audiences and not for everyone. But that is life!