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Miscellaneous Photos

Pictures of revered teachers, places, rupas, temples, bhikkhus, shrine rooms etc. that bring inspiration to our members. Pilgrimage advice etc.
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Miscellaneous Photos

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:28 am

Probably the best thing to do when posting photos is post them as attachments, and please do make sure they are not really large photos.
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Postby retrofuturist » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:01 am

Greetings,

Blogger won't let the picture be embedded in this post, but this link has a picture I took in the Shrine Room at FWBO HQ in Bethnal Green, London. It's interesting how the facial features on Buddha rupas often in time come to reflect the facial features of the locals.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3Cs6nnWpg90/R ... GP0017.JPG

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Postby zavk » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:54 am

It's interesting you say that, Retro. Years ago when I visited the FWBO centre on Little Lonsdale St, I remarked that their Buddha rupa had Caucasian features. Turned out it was sculpted by one of their members.
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Postby thornbush » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:00 am

And the sculpture must have been a Stargate fan here when h/she made a Maitreya statue :tongue:
http://www.meditationinliverpool.org.uk ... reya-2.jpg compared with http://www.geocities.com/j33photos/phot ... gate_6.jpg :rolleye:

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Postby Fede » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:59 am

If I may be so bold, this is also true of Christian Statuary...I mean, whoever heard of a blonde-haired, blue-eyed Hebrew girl?
I think people go with what is familiar.
This is not such a controversial issue in Buddhism, given that we actually really do not have any idea what the Buddha looked like (though of course, knowing what we do about the indigenous inhabitants of the area, we could make a relatively shrewd guess) and that he really wasn't too keen on images being made of him anyway.
As far as I am given to understand.

So, strictly speaking, these images/statues, are not of the Buddha.
They're of our imaginative notion of the Buddha.
They're representative, not figurative.

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Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:15 am

Greetings,

My humble shrine at home.

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"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Postby Ben » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:25 am

Nice one, Retro!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:24 pm

"Every species creates God in their own image." Star Trek Next Generation
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Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:54 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Postby retrofuturist » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:44 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Postby zavk » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:51 am

Nice altar, Retro.

I've been meaning to get a Buddha rupa. Where did you get yours?

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Postby Ben » Sun May 03, 2009 12:40 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby retrofuturist » Sun May 03, 2009 12:56 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Postby Ben » Sun May 03, 2009 12:59 am

OK Retro,
Malmsbury is pretty small and it consists of the one strip of shops on either side of the Highway. If I know my good wife, it would be within sight of the Malmsbury Bakery! I'll get more precise directions tonight when she's home from her hoof-trimming workshop.
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EDIT: I just spoke to her and it is in the main drag (Calder Hwy/Mollison St), close to the Bakery but it is not called 'the Buddha Shop' but something else. Kylie said you should go into the backroom as 'they have heaps of them there'.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby retrofuturist » Sun May 03, 2009 1:37 am

Thanks Ben.

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Postby zavk » Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:20 am

Was looking through some old pics and found this of a man doing walking meditation in a small Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
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