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New Siladara

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:25 am

My Friend Valery has just become Sister Kittinani (one who deserves respect through her knowledge)
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“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: New Siladara

Postby plwk » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:28 am

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Can anyone tell me why does some Burmese art make the Buddha looks like a butterfly on the head? Is it Mandalay? :tongue:
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If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: New Siladara

Postby cooran » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:38 am

Lovely to hear about - lovely to see! Sadhu!

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Re: New Siladara

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:07 am

Cittasanto,
Please pass on our hearty congratulations!
with metta,

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Re: New Siladara

Postby Paul Davy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:08 am

:anjali:

:clap:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: New Siladara

Postby Coyote » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:05 am

Congratulations to her!

Is that Amaravati she is staying at?
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Re: New Siladara

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:14 pm

Sadhu!

Congratulations!

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Postby Hickersonia » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:38 am

Awesome news! :)
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Re: New Siladara

Postby SarathW » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:12 am

Congratulations :)
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Re: New Siladara

Postby manas » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:42 am

Gday.cittasanto,

Very.happy.to.hear.this.joyful.news! :D

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Re: New Siladara

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:00 am

Sadhu!
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Re: New Siladara

Postby Cittasanto » Wed May 01, 2013 8:58 pm

Ayya is staying at Amaravati or Chithurst to my knowledge, she became an Anagarika just after me.

I havn't spoken to her since leaving but I will pass on your Best wishes via a friend who frequents regularly.
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: New Siladara

Postby Sylvester » Thu May 02, 2013 6:43 am

plwk wrote:Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Can anyone tell me why does some Burmese art make the Buddha looks like a butterfly on the head? Is it Mandalay? :tongue:



The "butterfly" on either side is technically known as a "flange" by the specialists. This form is typically known as the Jambupati, after the legendary king whose arrogance caused the Buddha to appear as a crowned figure. Quite possibly (i) the result of older Mahayana influence, or (ii) Pala iconography being imported by pilgrims. A theory by Dorothy Fickle was that the standard explanation of this iconography as part of the Jambupati legend was concocted to white-wash the Mahayana origins of the form.

I've seen similar Lopburi examples being catalogued as Vajrasattvas.


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