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Animals love Buddhists

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Re: Animals love Buddhists

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Re: Animals love Buddhists

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Re: Animals love Buddhists

Postby yawares » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:45 pm

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Dear Pilgrim,

Oh so cute! In Thailand there are at least 2 temple that feed tigers with left over alms-food. Metta can tame wild animals indeed.

Love your article/pictures.
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Re: Animals love Buddhists

Postby rowboat » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:53 pm

yawares: Oh so cute! In Thailand there are at least 2 temple that feed tigers with left over alms-food. Metta can tame wild animals indeed.


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Re: Animals love Buddhists

Postby Viscid » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:35 pm

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This one looks actually fairly cruel.. as if the seedy mahout is forcing the unhealthy-looking elephant to kneel on cement for a monk as a trick..
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Re: Animals love Buddhists

Postby yawares » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:37 pm

rowboat wrote:
yawares: Oh so cute! In Thailand there are at least 2 temples that feed tigers with left over alms-food. Metta can tame wild animals indeed.


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Dear rowboat,

I'm not sure if the monk with the tattoos is Thai monk?? I 've never seen Thai monks with tattoos before. But he seems to be very kind to the tiger...and that is so nice.

Nice picture/thank you,
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Re: Animals love Buddhists

Postby rowboat » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:53 am

Hi Yawares,

I thought in the past I had seen photos of Thai bhikkhus showing tattoos: http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&safe= ... 2QWeq5y6DQ

I personally have never had an interest in getting tattoos but admittedly some of those religious images are very compelling nonetheless.

Glad you appreciate the photo.

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Re: Animals love Buddhists

Postby yawares » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:45 pm

pilgrim wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suMFdPXRAgQ&feature=player_embedded#
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Dear Pilgrim,

I so love this video...the bird on the monk's head is so brave/funny.
For me the closest encounter with the birds(Red Cardinals) was when they sat on my pink Oleander plants and looked at me through my window(computer room).

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Re: Animals love Buddhists

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:56 pm

And some Buddhists love animals!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Animals love Buddhists

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Re: Animals love Buddhists

Postby yawares » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:13 pm

rowboat wrote:Hi Yawares,

I thought in the past I had seen photos of Thai bhikkhus showing tattoos: http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&safe= ... 2QWeq5y6DQ

I personally have never had an interest in getting tattoos but admittedly some of those religious images are very compelling nonetheless.

Glad you appreciate the photo.

:anjali:

Dear Rowboat,

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If you ever get religious image tattoo...please post your picture so all members can see.

I like the Buddha image tattoo,
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Re: Animals love Buddhists

Postby rowboat » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:55 pm

Dear Rowboat,

If you ever get religious image tattoo...please post your picture so all members can see.

I like the Buddha image tattoo,
yawares


Hi yawares,

I won't be getting any tattoos, I can assure you of that! :smile:

Of my generation (40 yrs) I am one of the few who do not have any tattoos. I choose to keep it this way. While I can appreciate and admire them, they are not for me.

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Re: Animals love Buddhists

Postby rowboat » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:01 pm

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Re: Animals love Buddhists

Postby yawares » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:47 pm

rowboat wrote:
Dear Rowboat,

If you ever get religious image tattoo...please post your picture so all members can see.

I like the Buddha image tattoo,
yawares


Hi yawares,

I won't be getting any tattoos, I can assure you of that! :smile:

Of my generation (40 yrs) I am one of the few who do not have any tattoos. I choose to keep it this way. While I can appreciate and admire them, they are not for me.

:anjali:

Dear Rowboat,

I told my husband about your'no tattoo'! He smiled...later on laughed when I said that I might get tiny 'Buddha image with yellow robe' tattoo on my left shoulder. :tongue:

Please let me tell you that I can row any boat while standing up...I always won the races... my friends had to buy me dinners!!

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Re: Animals love Buddhists

Postby rowboat » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:53 pm

Hi yawares,

I understand that tattoos can be a little painful. If you don't like needles from the doctor then you might not enjoy many thousands of needles from some guy named Chuck. :smile:

Unfortunately the ocean is much too cold to stand up for very long in a small boat here. I would prefer to row that way. I could look forward! But average sea temperature is around 7 degrees C or 44 degrees F. If I fell in, in less than half an hour I would be a popsicle!
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