Thai Rupas...

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Thai Rupas...

Postby appicchato » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:35 am

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Re: Thai Rupas...

Postby Fede » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:42 pm

It might jut be my PC, but I can't see these..... :cry:

:namaste:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Thai Rupas...

Postby appicchato » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:02 pm

Thank you Alexandra...they're fine here but Matthew (Forestmat) told me the same in a PM earlier...I'll try sending them again...

(see above URLs)
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Re: Thai Rupas...

Postby floating_abu » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:10 pm

appicchato wrote::zzz:


:)

Goodnight, Bhante.

:zzz: from here too. :anjali:

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Re: Thai Rupas...

Postby Fede » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:53 pm

different pc, same result. :shrug:

Oh poo.
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Thai Rupas...

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:56 pm

Greetings Fede,

Fede wrote:different pc, same result. :shrug:

Oh poo.


You can use the URL's in venerable Appicchato's original post... these correspond to the pictures you can't see.

I suspect the problem is that some sites don't like forums linking to their posts (because it's a drain on their bandwidth) so lock down their pictures so that they can't be automatically called upon by message boards.

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Retro. :)
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Re: Thai Rupas...

Postby appicchato » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:19 am

Let's try this one more time... :coffee:

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Re: Thai Rupas...

Postby forestmat » Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:35 am

Congratulations Tahn Ajahn !

And wonderful photos, thanks for sharing them with us all.

Namassakarn

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Re: Thai Rupas...

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:50 am

Greetings bhante,

Yes, they're working for me this time round.

Thank you.

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“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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Re: Thai Rupas...

Postby Tex » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:41 pm

Those are amazing.

I particularly like the second one -- behind the rupa, is that a mural painted on a wall, or perhaps a tapestry?

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Thai Rupas...

Postby appicchato » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:06 pm

Mural Tex... :smile:

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Re: Thai Rupas...

Postby Ben » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:08 pm

Thank you Bhante!
I never cease to draw inspiration from representations of the Buddha.
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Re: Thai Rupas...

Postby clw_uk » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:15 pm

Thank you for sharing Bhante :smile:


I to like the 2nd one

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Re: Thai Rupas...

Postby pink_trike » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:20 pm

Beautiful statues.

I wonder what the Buddha would think of them.
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Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
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Re: Thai Rupas...

Postby AlaskanDhamma » Mon May 04, 2009 9:32 pm

He would think "I thought I told you not to idolize me, but my teachings instead. Therefore create statues of Dhamma wheels."

At least that's my view. ;P
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