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Many Ways to Worship

Posted in Buddhism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2013 by designldg

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“I’ve learned much from the land of many gods and many ways to worship. 
From Buddhism the power to begin to manage my mind, from Jainism the desire to make peace in all aspects of life, while Islam has taught me to desire goodness and to let go of that which cannot be controlled. 
I thank Judaism for teaching me the power of transcendence in rituals and the Sufis for affirming my ability to find answers within and reconnecting me with the power of music. 
Here’s to the Parsis for teaching me that nature must be touched lightly, and the Sikhs for the importance of spiritual strength….
And most of all, I thank Hinduism for showing me that there are millions of paths to the divine.” 
(From “Holy Cow” by Sarah Macdonald)

This is a close-up of a part of the Dhamek Stupa in Sarnath located at 13 km away from Varanasi (Benaras).
The Dhamek Stupa is said to mark the spot of a deer park (Rishipattana) where the Buddha gave the first sermon to his five disciples after attaining enlightenment, “revealing his Eightfold Path leading to nirvana”.
In its current shape, the stupa is an impressive cylinder of bricks and stone reaching a height of 43.6 meters and having a diameter of 28 meters (128 feet high and 93 feet in diameter).
The basement seems to have survived from Ashoka’s structure: the stone facing is chiseled and displays delicate floral carvings of Gupta origin. 
The wall is covered with exquisitely carved figures of humans and birds, as well as inscriptions in the Brāhmī script.
This picture was shot at the time of a visit of his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

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“Bouddha” by Jean Boisselier and Trinh Xuan Thuan

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Bouddha

“May you all be happy!” is picture of a lotus flower at Bodh Gaya, in the Indian state of Bihar, the place of Gautama Buddha’s attainment of nirvana (Enlightenment).
It was selected to make the cover of “Bouddha” a book by Jean Boisselier and Trinh Xuan Thuan published by Gallimard and released the 7th May 2013.

ISBN : 9782070141579

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Water and Reflections

Posted in Indian Numpheas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2012 by designldg

 

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“These landscapes of water and reflections have became my obsession.
They are far beyond my old man powers and despite everything I want to succeed in conveying what I feel.
I destroy some… I start over again… And I hope something will finally come from so many efforts.”
(Claude Monet – French painter, 1840-1926)

This image belongs to the series of pictures which is a tribute to the Water Lilies (or Nympheas) by French Impressionist Claude Monet.

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The Magic Pond

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“Suddenly I had the revelation of how magical my pond is.
I took up my palette.
Since that time I have scarcely had any other model.”
(Claude Monet – French painter, 1840-1926)

This image belongs to the series of pictures which is a tribute to the Water Lilies (or Nympheas) by French Impressionist Claude Monet.

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With Unknown Realities

Posted in Indian Numpheas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2012 by designldg

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“Whereas you are philosophically seeking the world in itself, I am simply focusing my efforts on a maximurm of appearences in close correlations with unknown realities.”
(Claude Monet – French painter, 1840-1926)

This image belongs to the series of pictures which is a tribute to the Water Lilies (or Nympheas) by French Impressionist Claude Monet.
Like Waterlilies, some of Monet’s most important explorations in color and composition were made in the gardens of his home at Giverny, some 30 miles west of Paris.
He had installed an ornamental water garden that proved to be the focal point for dozens of his explorations of color and light.
Monet began painting his waterlily scenes as a nonintentional series of color and light studies.
His repetitive studies of various features of the French countryside around him – poplar trees, haystacks, snowbound villages, and even the façade of the Rouen Cathedral – show an artist whose keen eye and searching intellect were not content to rest after capturing the effects of light, shade, and color only once.

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With Life and Movement

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“The motif’s essential is the mirror of water whose aspect is constantly being modified by the changing sky reflected in it, and which imbues it with life and movement.”
(Claude Monet – French painter, 1840-1926)

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Reflets Verts

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“I am following Nature without being able to grasp her…I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”
(Claude Monet – French painter, 1840-1926)

This image belongs to the series of pictures which is a tribute to the Water Lilies (or Nympheas) by French Impressionist Claude Monet.

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