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Tattoo

Postby bodom » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:04 am

My first tattoo. Thought everyone would enjoy. :smile:
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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Tattoo

Postby Yana » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:25 am

It's Awesome I love it!! :bow:
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Re: Tattoo

Postby Viscid » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:45 am

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Re: Tattoo

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:59 am

Excellent!

Nice artwork too!

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Re: Tattoo

Postby Ben » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:45 am

Hi Nevin,
I'm usually not a big fan of tattoos, but I do like your one!
kind regards,

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Re: Tattoo

Postby bodom » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:55 pm

Thanks guys! It took four hours but was worth it. I got it at a tattoo shop called Buddha Box. :smile:

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Tattoo

Postby carlosm » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:37 pm

that's a great tattoo!
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Re: Tattoo

Postby Sam Vara » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:03 pm

Looks great!

Did getting it done give you an opportunity to observe suffering?!

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Re: Tattoo

Postby Alobha » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:55 pm

Lovely colours! Looks great! :smile:

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Re: Tattoo

Postby bodom » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:48 pm

Sam Vega wrote:Looks great!

Did getting it done give you an opportunity to observe suffering?!


Lol 4 hours worth of suffering! :tongue:

No, it wasn't all that bad but it was definitely interesting watching all these feelings and sensations come and go. It was an excellent practice in trying to stay mindful and equinimous in the midst of unpleasant feelings. Never again will an aching knee or back seem so bad while sitting in meditation lol. And it was cool because t he guy who did my tattoo is a practicing Buddhist as well so we had fun with it. :smile:

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Tattoo

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:43 am

Greetings,

Are those flames?

But I thought the Buddha was cool? 8-)

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Re: Tattoo

Postby bodom » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:04 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Are those flames?

But I thought the Buddha was cool? 8-)

Metta,
Retro. :)


Lol retro, not flames but inscense smoke. The orange and yellow coloring gives it an oriental feel.


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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Tattoo

Postby David2 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:21 am

I thought of flames, too, because the Buddha said:
"The world is afire." That sentence would fit perfectly to your tatoo.

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Re: Tattoo

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:00 pm

David2 wrote:I thought of flames, too, because the Buddha said:
"The world is afire." That sentence would fit perfectly to your tatoo.


Also, according to legend, when the Buddha attained enlightenment, rays of light emanated from him and the colors of the rays were:

orange, yellow, white, red, blue

(which is one of the reasons for those colors being on the Buddhist flag)

So orange and yellow were excellent colors to choose for these reasons or more and it looks great!

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Re: Tattoo

Postby adinojones » Wed May 30, 2012 9:09 am

awesome colors!! :juggling:

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Re: Tattoo

Postby hanzze_ » Wed May 30, 2012 9:21 am

Ouch! Didn't it hurt?

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Re: Tattoo

Postby bodom » Wed May 30, 2012 10:38 am

hanzze_ wrote:Ouch! Didn't it hurt?


Not terribly and am looking forward too my next one!

:anjali:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Tattoo

Postby hanzze_ » Wed May 30, 2012 10:47 am

There is a German proverb: "Beauty must suffer" Do not make it too beautiful it gives so much rise to pity. *smile*


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