Beautiful Wallpapers (on an actual wall)

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Stiphan
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Beautiful Wallpapers (on an actual wall)

Post by Stiphan » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:48 pm

These are the Christmas presents I got today. I had asked for only one wallpaper (the first one), but got two!

The Dhammacakkappavattana painting is my favourite image of the Buddha and hence my favourite image of all time. I am so glad to have it as a wallpaper in my room, not just everywhere on technology (laptop, phone, social media).

My mother had a colleague of hers print them on cloth. Kudos to the guy for printing me the second one of his own desire!

Merry Christmas!
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Re: Beautiful Wallpapers (on an actual wall)

Post by perkele » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:42 pm

These are great.

I find this one even better:
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The devas have gathered silently to listen as well.

I'd like to know who painted these, originally. (There seem to exist a few digitally altered editions.)

Or this one:
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I find this awesome (although a bit too pompous).

If they could have just toned down a bit the exaggerated halos and all... (in all of the above).

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Re: Beautiful Wallpapers (on an actual wall)

Post by Stiphan » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:01 pm

I recently sent an email to tipitaka.org from where I first got the image who the painter was, but still haven't received a reply. It's my favourite because I believe this is how the Buddha actually looked like. It is a masterpiece as well.

I wrote this on Facebook, where I have it as a cover photo:
Most truthful representation of the Buddha. This is at the conclusion of the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta when the Buddha declares that "Kondañña indeed knows. Kondañña indeed knows."

The five monks are Kondañña, Bhaddiya, Mahanama, Vappa, and Assaji - counterclockwise from left to right.

After Kondañña, the second monk to attain enlightenment was Vappa (the one who is meditating). Mahanama is the one awed by the Buddha's aura. Assaji is the one on the right, the virtuous one. Bhaddiya was still a bit attached to his asceticism.

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