March 04, 2011

Reflections・・・Quiet Prayers

This is a candle holder at  a temple. The candles are offerings from people.
In the dark the glasses reflect the soft candlelight - quiet prayers of the worshipers.

There are three offerings given to Buddha everyday.
To light a candle
To burn incense
To ring a bell or a gong 

 I felt as if I'd heard the sincere whispers of the worshipers
while looking at the flickering flame of the candles.




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28 comments:

  1. Love the candlelight and such beautiful reflections!! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. I love this candlelight and the silence of prayers. I wish you a peaceful and very happy weekend.

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  3. Very serene and calming. nice photos also!

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  4. Thank you for visiting! Every meeting is important!

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  5. Beautifully reflecting light.

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  6. The event expresses the arrival well in a Japanese season.
    And it is very refined.

    I feel the dignity in a pride.
    Annual functions of Nara are national treasures.

    Thank you for your visit.

    Good weekend
    ruma

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  7. Very peaceful and centering.

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  8. Beautiful glow!
    Happy weekend reflections.

    Regina

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  9. Wonderful darkness and light. These are great!

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  10. Yours words and photo and ideas are all beautiful together here.

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  11. It's so difficult to photograph a flickering candle in the dark. I especially like the first photo where the flames seem to be swaying and you can glimpse the blue light at the base of the flame. It mesmerizes and quiets the mind to watch the candles and think of the prayers.

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  12. How beautiful! You captured the flickering light
    very well. The first photo is very nice! Your photos beckon us to peace and prayers! Thank you, snowwhite!

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  13. serene and wonderful

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  14. Hello snow white.
    The candles flickering flame in the dark is mysterious and beautiful!

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  15. Today I was gazing such candles in front of a small temple for a while. I found that yours were more impressive than the real ones. Great photos.

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  16. You captured delicately flickering candle lights so nice. At this place, I have only seen candle lights in the daytime. I'd love to see them after sunset. In the photo, I feel as if people's invisible prayers are emitting light.

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  17. First time to your blog... Really a very good space you have, wonderful pics... Enjoyed spending my time here, will come by often!!
    The reflections are great, very calm place, I love Buddhist temples for their peaceful surroundings.
    Have a lovely day:-)

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  18. Bonitos reflejos y luces amigo.
    Un abrazo.

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  19. What a beautiful candle holder! I really like your compositions with a warm light.

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  20. I like candle light ceremony and you captured it very well. My favorite photo is the first one since its nice bokeh.
    Have a wonderful Sunday night.
    Yoshi

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  21. Lovely photos and ace blog. I love to see things and different habits to the Spaniards. Thanks.

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  22. I knew three offering to Budda afresh in your blog. They have some meaning each other,I wonder?Refrection of flame in the night are calm.

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  23. The candles are very beautiful in the dark!

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  24. I just love picture of candle... I'm not catholic, but I often light candle in church in France just to be able to take picture of them... But I also light candle to have a special thought for people I love.

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