In the last 3 years, since i decided to embark on a journey as a solo world traveler, my eyes saw immense amount of beauty, but what has happened in Tibet is beyond everything i know and everything i am. It touched my core and stayed there forever. I didn’t go as a tourist but as a pilgrim, as a devotee and it made a complete different experience. For Tibetans, pilgrimage refers to the journey from ignorance to enlightenment, from self-centeredness and materialistic preoccupations to a deep sense of interconnectedness of all life. The Tibetan word for pilgrimage, neykhor, means "to circle around a sacred place," for the goal of pilgrimage is less to reach a particular destination but to experience life in its all majesty, to feel something grater than yourself and to be touched by utmost Grace.
"There is only one word to describe the feeling - Ultimate ! "
In Pursuit of Silence
In Pursuit of Silence is a solitary quest, an inner exploration rather than an outer one. It is my attempt to express my relationship with Silence through the imagination of Mars, a planet so close to home, yet so elusive; non existent in the bustle of the world, but in sight when the skies are clear.
The photos were shot in the Altai Mountains in Russia. A place where the mundane and mystical meets and merges. Though the outer phenomena of rain, snow, wind, and sleet abrades its forms through the barrage of time, carving ditches and ravines in its ancient skin. It stands solemnly still and magnificent, becoming richer as its outer form wears away.
In a world where everything is filled with sound and clutter, there are only few true places that are still and silent. Spaces where our hearts are revealed, and our minds have no place left to hide, but to reside. The Altai Mountains; Mars, is one of them. The power of its form lays in its unique presence; absence.
“Everything that is created comes out of silence. Thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Words come out of the void. Our very essence emerged from its emptiness.” – Wayne Dyer