Mystery of Beauty

Mystery of Beauty

Beauty is that which does not reveal itself in totality. It holds an element of mystery, the undescribable that links to transcendence. When beauty surrounds itself by mystery, inviting to find it through an experience, it can create a sense of enlightenment, leading to silence.

 

The weather at Yuanyang in Yunnan province of China, along the Red river, famous for its rice-paddy terraces was not in favor for photography. Mist and clouds had reduced the visibility to near zero, revealing nothing in the landscape. I decided to turn my eyes to find traces of beauty, emerging between the clouds.

 

In doing so I was reminded of a hymn by Kabir from Adi Granth, the spiritual scripture of the Sikhs.


Struck by the Mystery of God, Kabeer remains silent.


Kabir, page 1374 of Adi Granth

 

A sense of enlightenment through discovery of beauty in the visible form can become a source of reflection for the deeper beauty within all of us.

 

Fog at Yuanyang, China

A village in Yuanyang, China

 

Fog at Yuanyang, China

A village in Yuanyang, China

 

Fog at Yuanyang, China

A village in Yuanyang, China


Fog at Yuanyang, China

A village in Yuanyang, China

 

Fog at Yuanyang, China

A village in Yuanyang, China

 

Fog at Yuanyang, China

A village in Yuanyang, China

 

Fog at Yuanyang, China

A village in Yuanyang, China

 

Fog at Yuanyang, China

A village in Yuanyang, China

30 Comments

  1. Preetpal Singh

    Woo hoo.. Love the pics sir..

  2. Indermeet Sial

    Lovely Amardeep!

  3. Awesome Pictures Veerji
    Make me your chela !!

  4. Dhruv Jolly

    Brilliant

  5. mustafa

    Beauty lies
    in the eye of the beholder,
    Your eyes are mine,now.

  6. Bipinchandra

    You please start photography class

  7. Moninder SIngh Modgil

    Beautiful!

  8. Ajay Tripathi

    Amazing! What you said “Beauty is that which does not reveal itself in totality. It holds an element of mystery” appears true.
    It requires sharp eyes and intent to see it, find it. Can see it through you now!

  9. Manoj Chacko

    “When beauty surrounds itself by mystery, inviting to find it through an experience, it can create a sense of enlightenment, leading to silence.”……love that line in your blog. I perfectly understand and know that feeling…over whelmed. Awesome pictures and well written ….keep up the good work.

  10. Raj Anand

    blockbuster, too good ….

  11. Harvinder Kaur

    Very beautiful pictures, I always wait for u r blog as it is always nice and informative.

  12. Geetali

    With these photos, you have crossed over into the realm of high art. I particularly love the first two images. Absolutely brilliant and so very evocative.

  13. Upinder Kaur

    Very nice pictures.

  14. Mohindra Chadha

    Dear Amardeep,
    You are a genius. You can create beautiful photographs even under adverse condition. Your renderings from Adi Granth citing Kabir’s verse is immaculate.

  15. Madhu

    I have wondered if the places you visit are as beautiful or if you are just getting your readers to see the world through the magic vision of yours, where you transform anything you wish into beauty beyond imagination!! God bless you for this!

  16. Daljit

    Truly divine.

  17. Masood Akhtar

    It turned more excellent than it could have been in broad daylight!

    • Satinder Rekhi

      I agree with your comments on beauty. Are you in China now?

  18. Arun

    Wonderful stuff as usual. The third image is so much like a Chinese ink drawing. Loved it.
    Incidentally I am following jccalverly on Instagram. He also makes lovely nature and landscape photographs. You might like to check him out.
    Best wishes as usual
    Arun Sikka

  19. stephanie sheppard

    WOW Absolutely stunning. Just beautiful. You never fail to put me in awe.
    Wahe Guru!!!

    Best,
    Stephanie

  20. Harawant Singh

    The beauty of Nature and thanks to the hands of the photographer that we are enjoying every bit of it.

    Reminded me of the glow of Harminder Sahib during my first visit.

    But when we are the locals, life just goes on, like each breath we consumed. We accept, without thanking the Provider.

  21. Surupa Chatterjee

    Loved what you wrote in the first few lines. Beauty is mysterious and to discover it bit by bit is a journey in itself .Ethereally beautiful scenes captured through a master’s eyes and heart. Salute again.

  22. Steve McCurdy

    Beautiful, Amardeep!

  23. Jaswant

    Really awesome!!

  24. manmohan singh

    Wjkk Wjkf, Eternal Beauty.

  25. Balbir Khandpur

    Simply fascinating:one can spend hours in letting imagination run amuck!Great work of art.

  26. amarjeet kaur

    How beauty captured in the village really a beautiful sight in you. Yes surroundings reflect by inner vision as well inner beauty reflects by making more beautiful surrounding…………….

  27. kishore kumar biswas

    ” Believe in the divinity of beauty , which is the beginning of your appreciation of life and the origin of your love for joy .” once wrote Kahlil Gibran . The mystic wrote with words.

    Amardeep a exquisite photographer always tell it with pictures.

    Both of them take us to a world of sublime feelings.

  28. Kumar subramanian

    Amar
    Fantastic pics.

  29. Arvinder Singh

    These are hauntingly beautiful images. Beyond imaginatio.

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