A wise man sat down on the side of the river bank watching me with a large grin on his face the whole time. He spoke of Shakti, the Earth clinging and holding onto the Earth's creations (gravity) and how Shiva wanted them to rise and be free. And how the Heart (Anahata) introduces the flowing forces of Love to help find balance through harmony between the two.
Stone Balance - Number One. This first three balances of this stone were pushed over by three differing individuals who, having photographed it, all felt the need to push the stone off to see whether it was 'stuck or glued' onto the base rock. There is a human need to test what it not believed to be real - and a shock to find out when it is, followed by disbelief and then guilt - and then avoidance of responsibility through denial of accepting their actions afterwards. Always fascinating to watch the inner child at play with people interacting with Stone Balancing.
In the background are many examples of Stone Stacking - a different but equally satisfying pursuit.
The Hin Ta / Hin Yai legend is a tale of tragedy tinged with hope.
“A folklore of Samui Island tells the story of an old couple by the name of Ta Kreng (Grandpa Kreng) and Yai Riem (Grandma Riem) who lived with their son in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Since their son had come of age, they felt that it was time he got married. “One day they decided to sail to the neighbouring province of Prachuap Khiri Khan to ask for the hand of the daughter of a man named Ta Monglai. During their sea journey, their boat was seized by a storm. The old man and his wife were unable to swim ashore. They died at sea, turning into rocks as proof to the would-be bride's parents of their true intentions. The rocks stand there to this day.”
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