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Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas by Ruskin Bond
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“It is always the same with mountains. Once you have lived with them for any length of time, you belong to them. There is no escape.”
Ruskin Bond, Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas
“On books and friends I spend my money;
For stones and bricks I haven't any.”
Ruskin Bond, Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas
“I am still on my zigzag way, pursuing the diagonal between reason and heart.”
Ruskin Bond, Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas
“Hinduism comes closest to being a nature religion. Rivers, rocks, trees, plants, animals, and birds all play their part, both in mythology and everyday worship. This harmony is most evident in remote places like this, and I hope it does not loose its unique character in the ruthless urban advance.”
Ruskin Bond, Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas
“Yes, I'd love to have a garden of my own--spacious, and full of everything that is fragrant and flowering. But if I don't succeed, never mind--I've still got the dream.”
Ruskin Bond, Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas
“And when the rains were over and it was October and the birds were in song again, I could lie in the sun on sweet-smelling grass and gaze up through a pattern of oak leaves into a blind-blue heaven. And I would thank my God for leaves and grass and the smell of things, the smell of mint and myrtle and bruised clover, and the touch of things, the touch of grass and air and sky, the touch of the sky's blueness.”
Ruskin Bond, Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas
“A Quiet Mind Lord, give me a quiet mind, That I might listen; A gentle tone of voice, That I might comfort others; A sound and healthy body, That I might share In the joy of walking And leaping and running; And a good sense of direction So I might know just where I’m going!”
Ruskin Bond, Rain In The Mountains
“When the earth gave birth to this tree, There came no sound: A green shoot thrust In silence from the ground. Our births don’t come so quiet— Most lives run riot— But the bud opens silently, And flower gives way to fruit. So must we search For the stillness within the tree, The silence within the root.”
Ruskin Bond, Rain In The Mountains
“There’s nothing like home-grown vegetables for bringing two people together. Red roses for young lovers. French beans for longstanding relationships!”
Ruskin Bond, Rain In The Mountains
“And the earth itself. It smells differently in different places. But its loveliest fragrance is known only when it receives a shower of rain. And then the scent of wet earth rises as though it were giving something beautiful back to the clouds—a blend of all the fragrant things that grow in it.”
Ruskin Bond, Rain In The Mountains
“Lord, give me a quiet mind, That I might listen; A gentle tone of voice, That I might comfort others; A sound and healthy body, That I might share In the joy of walking And leaping and running; And a good sense of direction So I might know just where I’m going!”
Ruskin Bond, Rain In The Mountains
“Some people become an integral part of our lives; others are ships that pass in the night. Short stories, in fact. My”
Ruskin Bond, Rain In The Mountains
“Sometimes, if you are lucky, you will see the moon coming up, and two distant deodars in perfect silhouette.”
Ruskin Bond, Rain In The Mountains
“Little one, don’t be afraid of this big river. Be safe in these warm arms for ever. Grow tall, my child, be wise and strong. But do not take from any man his song. Little one, don’t be afraid of this dark night. Walk boldly as you see the truth and light. Love well, my child, laugh all day long, But do not take from any man his song. 16”
Ruskin Bond, Rain In The Mountains
“There has been no storm, no thunder just the steady swish of tropical downpour. It helps one to lie awake; at the same time; it doesn't keep one from sleeping.

It Is a good sound to read by - the rain outside, the quiet within - and there is a general feeling of being untouched by, and yet in touch with, the rain.”
Ruskin Bond, Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas