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.
“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 3.725Compassionate Hands Foundation
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