Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Exploring The Real Beauty Around...

What does 'Real Beauty' mean to me, I wondered one day………

....Is it...


That Single Happy Smile which can keep sadness by the bay...?

Beauty is a cheerful Smile
Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the heart. - Khalil Gibran

Those wonderful Creations in Mother Nature which never can fade,
Clouds, Winds and Mountains - Things that are not forcibly made...?

Beauty is Nature
Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God.
- Jean Anouilh

That Cheerful Blooming Flower,
Mere sight of which opens the door of happiness and joy,
And also kills the backward feeling of coy...?

Beauty is a Blooming flower
Beauty is not caused. It is. - Emily Dickson

That sweet nectar of free flowing Ganges water,
Which purifies every soul irrespective of caste creed or colour…?

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. Khalil Gibran

Those Moments of Faith, of Camaraderie, of Colorful Celebrations,
Strong enough to bind everyone in a string of common sensations…?


Beauty is whatever gives joy. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

That Friend who offers a helping hand or kind caring words he says,
Creating a ray of sunshine such, that brightens up your entire day...?

Friends are Beautiful, aren't they?
The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart. - Rumi
(image courtesy: great-inspirational-quotes.com)

Those People who don’t wear an artificial mask,
But provide with unconditional affection never you may ask...
Dark or fair, the humble souls who just don’t care,
Who accept you as you are and love you always whether near or far...?

Beauty is Family
Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love. - Anonymous
(image courtesy: christs-redemption-ministry.com)

As I thought on 'Real beauty' more and more, I realized... 
For me, these things indeed formed its foundation core!

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. - John Keats

So, what do you think, what is Real beauty after all,
A perception, an observation or something else, do share with me your imaginations!


PS - This article is a part of the IndiBlogger and Yahoo! India - Dove contest "What does real beauty mean to you?" Do check this link out to know more - http://realbeauty.yahoo.com/

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116 comments:

  1. What an uplifting post. Well said Arti.

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  2. Simply beautifullllllllllll! wish you all the best dear! :)

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  3. I think you pretty much covered it here, what real beauty means Arti! Lovely post :)

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  4. Fadcinating. "beautiful" post arti. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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  5. This article is very good! We have also done just a serie about "beauty is...". May be you like to see. LG Tina

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  6. Dear Arti
    Very nice post, I like it.

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  7. Hey..Lovely post arti! I loved the ;pictures and the way you put forward your view about real beauty! Fabulously done! :)


    Check out my post at - http://www.indiblogger.in/indipost.php?post=59346

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  8. Beautifully composed post Arti. All the luck for the contest!

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  9. It was a wonderful poetic prose. The images and the quotes beneath them are an added attracation. This post has bought out evry aspect of real beauty. All the best!
    - Ranjith

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  10. A heart warming post. Mama nature is indeed an amazing thing.

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  11. A very beautiful and inspiring post, lovely captures and the perfect words for the day! Thank you, Arti! Have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  12. beautiful.. very beautiful.. here is a heart expressing what does true beauty means

    Someone is Special

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  13. Lovely and beauty captured beautifully..! I have casted my vote Arti..!

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  14. WOW Arti...beautifully expressed!!!
    Off to vote for ue dear:))
    Good Luck!

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  15. Arti, your photos are really wonderful. You have the ability to capture beauty with your words and your pictures. That is a gift. You asked about substitutes for eggs. I don't know of any that could be used with this recipe, but I know some people use tofu as a substitute. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  16. beautiful post...Beauty might just be an illusion, a chemical lochha of ouy mind...but you pretty much covered everything,, :)

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  17. This post was so very sweet and calm. I loved it! You described real beauty perfectly.

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  18. Lovely post Aarthi...loved reading it ....abt the cup cake query I have posted eggless cup cakes which is equally good and moist ..do check out from my blog:)

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  19. and your rendition of beauty is beauty in itself :)

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  20. I would say this is a pretty comprehensive coverage on the many facets of the word beauty!

    Nice!

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  21. A very delightful post to come across. Loved it like all the other posts you come up with :), all the best.

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  22. this is indeed a very fresh perspective on beauty good luck arti :)

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  23. Very good post and content as well.

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  24. Arti good to see you too jumping into the bandwagon and posting on beauty with pics

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  25. If something moves me, all of them are beautiful.
    Your post is always beautiful.

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  26. really really really a beauty,
    well chronicled and immaculate post.
    thumbs up

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  27. Beautiful post dear Arthi! Good luck for the contest. The pictures look Heavenly!

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  28. I missed you, Arti, and am so glad to be back!! This is the best post you have ever done, it shows all of life, and beautifully. What a wonderful surprise on my returning!! I commented on Facebook, but couldn't figure out how to vote for your video, even after looking around on InDivine!!! Maybe just the comment was the way?

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  29. How beautiful.. Liked the pictures that add substance to your nice thoughts on beauty:)

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  30. there r lot of beautiful things in this world and u have nicely expressed it...
    hope u win...

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  31. If pictures speak, then yours reverbarate in mind and soul.

    capturing the complete beauty with outright perfection.

    Welldone Arti!!!!!

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  32. beautiful ..its a combo pack :D

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  33. A wonderful post! This sums up what beauty is.

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  34. beautiful blend of pictures and words Arti :)

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  35. Beautiful and a Lovely post.. Like Like like...

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  36. Another wonderful compilation :)...I believe that beauty is there in the viewer's eyes :)

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  37. A wonderful tribute to the real beauty of life!
    Believe me, every day I rejoice in small things every day!
    Many greetings

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  38. i like you blog very much,its one of the different and unique blog i have ever seen,,your blog is juat awesome!!! MUST SAY YOU ARE A GOOD PHOTOGRAPHER TOO..

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  39. All of your quotes are splendid! I especially love this "The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart." Essence of beauty is in beautiful heart! Thank you for posting this blog. Have a great day!

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  40. Super post Arti. Well thought out expressions and apt pictures. Have voted for you on indivine. Btw, I also wanted to give you an 'The Adorable Blog' award as a fellow blogger for all the prolific writing you have been doing. You can view it on my page here.http://richlandtalk.blogspot.com/2011/05/random-ramblings.html

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  41. Hey, I LOVE your blog's theme! :D
    Went through a few posts and I must confess how beautiful it is :)

    Anyway, going by your blog's theme, I believe you should go through this book called "Nine Lives" by William Darlymple. I'm sure you'd absolutely love it! :)

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  42. The beauty is--

    The fact is you've just hit a century with your posts and aren't out yet.

    Another fact is you as well have hit a century in the form of votes for this write-up, again not being out.

    This, I was going to say, is beauty!

    Best to you.

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  43. Love your beautiful post, and the photos...and especially all the amazing quotes:DDD

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  44. Nice one! Your views on beauty is so similar to mine. Thanks for sharing the thoughts! All the Best!

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  45. @Ginny I missed you too and I am so glad to have you back Ginny. Thanks a lot for this sweet gesture inspite of having just returned from the hospital. Dont worry a bit about those facebook likes or anything. Best wishes of friends like you are really enough for me. Get well soon :)

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  46. @Richa So glad to see you! Thanks a ton for the award, its an honour to recieve it from you...I really appreciate the sweet gesture. Thanks once again :)

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  47. Yes,the lady in the first photo has a peaceful smile that makes us pleasant!
    You captured the nice shots of the sunset and the powerful river! Thank you for sharing the great saying!

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  48. really a great post arti...infinite likes..:)

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  49. real beauty renders me speechless -Kudos !!

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  50. Sorry. My PC has been in something trouble for a couple of days. My comments were not be able to send on your post and my Japanese friend's posts too! These days sometimes this happens to my PC.
    Thank you for your nice comment.

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  51. beautiful pics
    with good lines

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  52. Good pictures and wonderful thoughts!!

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  53. Nice post...
    I'll tell you one thing. I like your blog but frankly speaking i do not open it coz it takes too much time to load. My suggestion to you is that use thumbnails or small size images and give links for them. I am not telling you to modify it at once, just try it if possible and ask for feedback.

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  54. Hey Arti,

    Am sure nothing comes close to what Nature has to offer and being a traveler that you are, nothing short of the pictures of nature would describe the true and real beauty. Brilliant pics gurl... keep going places :)

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  55. @ Jayendra
    Thanks for liking my blog, I know it takes a bit of time to load but mine being a travel blog where photography plays an important role, it cant be ignored... Putting smaller images or thumbnails will rob the posts of the real beauty...
    Sometime back I had 5 posts on the homepage but now I have reduced it to just 2 precisely for the reason that you mentioned... Lets see then I will reduce it to a single post on the homepage, maybe that will solve some of the problem...
    Thanks for your honest feedback, it is much appreciated :)
    Hope you visit again :)

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  56. Amazing pictures and beautiful post... good luck for the contest.

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  57. Beauty has been beautifully described by you. True, it's a matter of perception to a huge extent. And like someone has said, 'Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder!' :-)

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  58. awesome post arti!! i love the quotes. very inspiring to remind us to look for beauty in each day
    ~laura xx

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  59. Thank you for visiting and comforting words.

    Gosh, one of my unfinished piece for my blog written last year is about beauty. Perhaps I should hunt for my photos and finish writing it.

    Am looking forward to your next post on Char Dham Yatra.

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  60. You just copy-pasted my idea :)

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  61. beautifully written
    beauty in a smile true friends.
    nice

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  62. Your simple words reverberate in the mind like temple chants and hymns... your photographs give an awesome feel to this post... love the way you express yourself... I think your post deserves to be promoted and liked even more... for me you are a winner already :)
    Lots of Love
    Your Admirer and Friend
    Anukriti

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  63. That sweet nectar of free flowing Ganges water is really awesome PIC.
    Nice work.
    really to be appreciated.

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  64. Thank you very much everyone for dropping by and for your kind and encouraging words... I really appreciate them, keep visiting :)

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  65. Lovely emotions and pics Arti. These things are truly beautiful and give one unending joy too. all the best for the contest.

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  66. Well done, these pictures capture the essence of the post so wonderfully! :)

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  67. hey arti,
    Thanks for visitng my blog :P hope to see u around...
    ur blog has some wonderful posts to which I'd love to re=visit again :P
    Loved ur write up....keep them coming!

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  68. I dont think religious processions that cause so much noise and dust pollution, has any beauty. ;)

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  69. Beautiful post, I simple loved the 2nd and the 4th pic, they are gorgeous!

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  70. It's one of a kind, beautifully structured and written! Deep Thoughts too! :)

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  71. Wonderful article. Loved the quotes with those beautiful pictures.

    Thanks for voting for my post.

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  72. one in a million post. great insightful beauty.
    cheers!!!

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  73. Very poignant post again. I love reading your written thoughts. For me, the real beauty is being contented with what you really are, that you can smile with your heart and influence others with your kindness. Happy weekend, my friend. :)

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  74. A heart warming post, Arti! Very well written.

    Have a beautiful weekend :-)

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  75. Beautiful photos and I love the verses you have put with them. You have a very lovely blog and I'm glad to be following you!

    http://www.mariscamera.blogspot.com/

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  76. P.S. - I've signed up to receive you via FeedBurner so I won't miss your posts :D

    http://www.mariscamera.blogspot.com/

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  77. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, nice illustration of the concept of beauty with pics Arti

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  78. You've portrayed it very beautifully ! i would have done the same. :)

    Meanwhile there is a tag waiting for you on my blog here http://www.lemonicks.com/Travel/2011/05/24/my-top-5-favorite-places/

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  79. Hi Arti, thanks for coming over and saying hallo! So nice to see that BEAUTIFUL post of yours again, Hope your weekend is lovely! xx

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  80. I can also say only one word B-E-A-U-T-I FULL :)
    i kept staring at pics..they are awesome oto if u took them
    My post--http://afshan-shaik.blogspot.com/2011/05/love-makes-life-beautiful.html

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  81. I suspect that beauty is usually in interpretation - ie The eye of the beholder. I suspect that the beauty that you see is in reality in your own heart.
    Thanks for this fascinating post.

    All the best, Boonie

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  82. Yeah Lovely Post on Real Beauty.s

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  83. @Nisha Glad to have you stopping by :) Thanks for the tag... Though my blog is a tag free one I really appreciate the gesture, Thanks :)

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  84. Hi , I came here from the indiblogger thing and discovered a great resource for all things India-travel. A keeper.. :) btw, thanks for the vote, I am very new and rather bad at all the promotion stuff. So it feels really nice.
    Hope to use you blog for ideas the next time I plan a vacation. All the best. hopr you win..

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  85. a very beautiful post indeed.....cant resist going back to again and again.....

    God bless...!!

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  86. This is a truly beautiful post Arti, loved it! So many aspects of beauty and you've thought through it well. Good luck with the contest!

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  87. Wow! I was just look at the posts of Dove campaing at Indiblogger and dropped by.

    Nice post.
    I didn't see your entry in "Take flight with color". Or is it still under wraps.
    Travel and colors go together. You should write one.

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  88. Nice Post! With the essence of beauty, and Religious values..

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  89. oh im gonna dance lots this Ganpati!!!!

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  90. Wonderful creation,beautiful quotes and pictures in the right contexts.Expect more posts like these from you.

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  91. Magnificent creative work. Congrats.

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  92. Beautiful :)

    Regards,
    J
    http://mycreationz.wordpress.com

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  93. You have captured the real essence of beauty. I have the same feelings :-)

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  94. a wonderful post... expressed it very nicely:)

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  95. A very heart warming post Arti! Mama nature is the place to go! And you expressed that so well :) Loved your second picture in particular :))

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  96. This post made me miss India more :(

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  97. Thanks for the lovely picture essay Aarti.

    Could you do a guest post on my blog - Chroniclesofraviakula.blogspot.com , please?

    Thanks

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  98. Delightful post! Very poignant too!

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  99. Great post!
    Congrats on your win! Happy trip to Melbourne! :)

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  100. Such wonderful tag lines raising meaning of clicks!

    - Clicks By Eyeblinks

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  101. Wonderful post. Beautifully brought out the meaning of what true beauty is...Loved the snaps!!

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  102. Very well writter, there are many implications of beauty and you have explained most here. Loved the read

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  103. A beautiful place :) would love to visit it. Beautifully described Arti :)

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  104. Very true, Arti.
    Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder :)

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