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“Being Kind”

Posted in Buddhism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2017 by designldg

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“Be kind to all creatures; this is the true religion.”
(Siddhārtha Gautama, known as the Buddha – c. 563 BCE/480 BCE – c. 483 BCE/400 BCE)

This is a close-up of one of the statues of the Buddha inside the Tibetan temple in Sarnath which is located at 13 km away from Varanasi (Benaras).

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Related To the whole world

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“As a woman I have no country.
As a woman I want no country.
As a woman, my country is the whole world.”
(Virginia Woolf – English writer, 1882–1941)

This lady was changing clothes after having a bath in the holy waters of the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).

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With Love, Admiration And Respect

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“It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it.
But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.”
(From “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse)

This statue of Buddha is on the south side of the central tower which rises 55 metres (180 ft) of the Mahabodhi Temple (“Great Awakening Temple”) in Bodh Gaya in the Indian state of Bihar.
It is the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment.
The temple, a Buddhist stupa, the most sacred site in Buddhism is visited regularly by both Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims (many Hindus honor the Buddha as an incarnation of Vishnu).
The holy Bodhi tree is near to the temple to the western side.
According UNESCO, “the present temple is one of the earliest and most imposing structures built entirely in brick from Gupta period”.

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A Physical State

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“When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.”
(Swami Vivekananda – Indian Spiritual leader, 1863-1902)

This picture was shot inside the akhara facing the Ganges at Raj Ghat in Varanasi (Benaras) where this pehlwan follows a daily training at dawn.
The reflection in the mirror was providing a backlighting which I always enjoy to work with…

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Water and Reflections

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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

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

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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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