Gautama leaving the palace for the first time

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Ben
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Gautama leaving the palace for the first time

Post by Ben » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:30 am

Hi all

I'm wondering whether you can help..
I'm looking for some images of Gautama's first excursions out of the palace walls where he encounters illness, old-age, death, and I think, birth.
I'm giving a talk to our Year 10s tomorrow on the Buddhist perspective on death and dying and would like to pepper it with some suitable imagery.
Thanks for your assistance.
kind regards

Ben
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Re: Gautama leaving the palace for the first time

Post by tiltbillings » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:44 am

This thread should help:

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5662" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

but then the cost in therapy for the little buggers would be considerable.

But then I'd google "the Buddha's life in pictures" and the Buddha's life "the four sights" :

http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en ... =&gs_rfai=

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Re: Gautama leaving the palace for the first time

Post by Individual » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:53 am

Some stuff I found from searching that might be relevant:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... engers.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.phathue.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/6.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.buddhism.org/board/read.cgi? ... _number=34" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.mitchellteachers.org/WorldHi ... hTrans.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.mitchellteachers.org/WorldHi ... nment.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Gautama leaving the palace for the first time

Post by Ben » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:58 am

Thanks Tilt
tiltbillings wrote:This thread should help:

http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5662" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

but then the cost in therapy for the little buggers would be considerable.
My wife's the school psychologist, so it could be quite lucrative! Seriously, the idea of introducing some confronting (but not that confronting, I thought about but the idea lasted a nanosecond. The posting of the images on that thread just confirmed my belief it would have been counterproductive and perhaps given the impression that Buddhism is a weird death cult.

tiltbillings wrote:But then I'd google "the Buddha's life in pictures" and the Buddha's life "the four sights" :
http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en ... =&gs_rfai=

Image
Thanks I did some googling but not using those terms. Its always good to look at things from a different point of view.


Hi Individual
Thanks for tracking down those images!
kind regards

Ben
Last edited by Ben on Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:00 am, edited 1 time in total.
“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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Re: Gautama leaving the palace for the first time

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