September 29, 2009

the scent of light

Posted in Literature, Music, spiritual, sufi at 6:34 pm by matapn

Why Carry?

Hafiz,

Why carry a

whole load of books

Upon your back

Climbing this mountain,

When tonight,

Just a few thoughts of God

Will light the holy fire.

A rendering of a Hafiz poem by Daniel Ladinsky

Beautiful poems like this one are recited in a CD with refreshing North Indian Classical Music in the background. The CD is called “Hafiz: The Scent of Light“.

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September 17, 2009

band-e-amir – in pictures

Posted in Afghanistan, Environment, travel at 7:15 am by matapn

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September 11, 2009

Band-e-Amir – first national park in Afghanistan

Posted in Afghanistan, Environment, travel at 7:33 am by matapn

BAND-E-AMIR, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 6:  A sign marks the entrance to Band-E-Amir National Park September 6, 2009 in Band-E-Amir, Afghanistan. Located in the province of the Bamiyan Buddhas, in central Afghanistan, the park was declared Afghanistan's first National Park on April 22, 2009. Its designation as a National Park will allow Afghanistan to apply for international recognition of Band-e-Amir as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Band-e-Amir has been a destination for Afghan tourists since at least the early 1950's, but tourism significantly declined during the 20 years of wars and Taliban rule.  (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

BAND-E-AMIR, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 6: A sign marks the entrance to Band-E-Amir National Park September 6, 2009 in Band-E-Amir, Afghanistan. Located in the province of the Bamiyan Buddhas, in central Afghanistan, the park was declared Afghanistan's first National Park on April 22, 2009. Its designation as a National Park will allow Afghanistan to apply for international recognition of Band-e-Amir as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Band-e-Amir has been a destination for Afghan tourists since at least the early 1950's, but tourism significantly declined during the 20 years of wars and Taliban rule. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

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