"If your compassion does not include you, it is incomplete."

Siddartha Gautama

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"Buddha was once threatened with death by a bandit called Angulimal. “Then be good enough to fulfill my dying wish,” said Buddha. “Cut off the branch of that tree.” One slash of the sword, and it was done! “What now?” asked the bandit. Put it back again,” said Buddha. The bandit laughed. “You must be crazy to think anyone can do that.” “On the contrary, it is you who are crazy to think that you are mighty because you can wound and destroy. That is the task of children. The mighty know how to create and heal."

Anthony De Mello

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"In Japan all things are Buddha things. All things themselves are the real. The fluid aspect of impermanence is itself the absolute state."

Joseph Campbell

from his personal journal during six months in Japan in 1954 (published as Sake and Satori)

"Searching all directions
with one’s awareness,
one finds no one dearer
than oneself.
In the same way, others
are fiercely dear to themselves.
So one should not hurt others
if one loves oneself."

Buddha, Udana from the Pali canon

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Tête de Bouddha

École française d’Extrême-Orient 1931
style du Bayon (fin 12e-début 13e siècle)
grès, sculpture
Angkor Thom (terrasse bouddhique n°1) (origine), Cambodge

(C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier

Section Cambodge du musée Guimet

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"In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true."

Buddha

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"Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self."

Siddhārtha Gautama  

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"All experience is preceded by mind, led by mind, made by mind. Speak or act with a corrupted mind and suffering follows as the wagon wheel follows the hoof of the ox. Speak or act with a peaceful mind and happiness follows like a never departing shadow."

Siddartha Gautama (Buddha)

from the Dhammapada

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With its oval face, elongated arms and fingers, and carefully chiselled drapery, this wood-carved and gilded Buddha image from Burma is characteristic of a style that developed in Mandalay in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Gilding of Buddha images, also considered a meritorious act, is applied using lacquer made from tree sap, which is sometimes mixed with a red pigment made from cinnabar. Lacquer is also used to sculpt the curls of the Buddha’s hair and his ushnisha (a cranial protuberance signifying his status as an enlightened being), and as a mortar for the intricately designed inlaid glass decorating his headband and the borders of his robes.

 Highlights of “The Way of the Elders”

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  1. Camera: Leaf Aptus 65
  2. Aperture: f/16
  3. Exposure: 1/125th
  4. Focal Length: 80mm

Naga-Protected Buddha Flanked by Avalokiteshvara and Prajnaparamita

Origin: Cambodia or Thailand

Date: 12th or 13th century CE

Measurements: 39.4 x 30.5 x 10.2 cm

Medium: Bronze

Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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We are travellers on a cosmic journey – star-dust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. But the expressions of life are ephemeral, momentary, transient. Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, once said,
“This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightening in the sky, rushing by like a torrent down a steep mountain.”
We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile.
Deepak Chopra ‘The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.’
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We are travellers on a cosmic journey – star-dust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. But the expressions of life are ephemeral, momentary, transient. Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, once said,

“This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightening in the sky, rushing by like a torrent down a steep mountain.”

We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile.

Deepak Chopra ‘The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.’

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Those who merely read books cannot understand the teachings and, what’s more, may even go astray. But those who try to observe the things going on in the mind, and always take that which is true in their own minds as their standard, never get muddled. They are able to comprehend suffering, and ultimately will understand Dharma. Then, they will understand the books they read.

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu.

Photo by Pimthida

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Buddha heads (via tomsi42)

Oslo

  1. Camera: Olympus E-620
  2. Aperture: f/8
  3. Exposure: 1/500th
  4. Focal Length: 110mm

Buddha Head, Jaulian 2nd-4th century CE (by fezaizm)

Taxila Museum

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  1. Camera: Kodak Dx7630 Zoom Digital Camera
  2. Aperture: f/2.7999999523163
  3. Exposure: 1/45th
  4. Focal Length: 8mm