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Postby befriend » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:39 pm

would it be considered proselytizing if I made t shirts with short Buddhist sayings like, do good refrain from evil purify the mind -buddha
nothing can destroy a man who has lived a pure life

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Re: t shirts

Postby Doshin » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:49 pm

Knowing about dhamma, does not imply knowing dhamma

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Postby Maitri » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:02 pm

"Upon a heap of rubbish in the road-side ditch blooms a lotus, fragrant and pleasing.
Even so, on the rubbish heap of blinded mortals the disciple of the Supremely Enlightened One shines resplendent in wisdom." Dhammapada: Pupphavagga


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Re: t shirts

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Postby befriend » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:52 pm

i plan on using the phrase, "fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds" should i put Buddha's name underneath it so people no where it came from, or would that be too much in your face religiousness? would it be bad not to say the quote came from the Buddha?
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Postby Ben » Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:41 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: t shirts

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:16 pm

I wouldn't do it, either - or very rarely - but if I did do it I would want one of the Zen Pencils "Thousands of Candles" shirts. They seem to be off the catalogue now, but the same design is there as a tote bag -

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Re: t shirts

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:56 am

Try something humorous and not too obviously Buddhist like “This Tee Shirt is Empty.”
• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Postby Cittasanto » Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:36 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: t shirts

Postby Sea Turtle » Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:22 pm

Along the same theme.....

Yesterday while traveling, we saw a car with the following bumper sticker: "Hatred is not stilled by hatred. By non-hatred alone is hatred stilled." --The Buddha

Very unexpected. My response was one of delight and surprise. It uplifted my mind.

That said, I haven't necessarily had the same response when seeing the Buddha's words/image used on T-shirts or as decor. For example, there is a trendy "Asian fusion" restaurant nearby where they'd placed a large and quite beautiful Buddha statue on the ground outside the front entrance. Each time I passed by the place, it would bother me to see the statue just sitting on the sidewalk. Recently, I noticed that they raised it off the ground and placed it on a stand.

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Re: t shirts

Postby TonyConrad » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:06 am

I asked a monk at Wat Metta this one time.

I asked what he thought of me doing a rembrandt type painting of the buddha and he said he would never use the buddha or dhamma to make money.

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They .. will not listen when discourses that are words of the Tathagata ..are being recited. They will not lend ear, will not set their hearts on knowing them, will not regard these teachings as worth grasping or mastering. But they will listen when discourses that are literary works — the works of poets, elegant in sound, elegant in rhetoric, the work of outsiders, words of disciples — are recited. ..Thus from corrupt Dhamma comes corrupt discipline; from corrupt discipline, corrupt Dhamma.

This, monks, is the fourth future danger .. work to get rid of it.

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Re: t shirts

Postby SarathW » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:58 am

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: t shirts

Postby pilgrim » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:03 am

Quotes may be OK, but remember wearing a Tshirt with the Buddha on it may get you in trouble in some countries.

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Re: t shirts

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:38 am

Nothing beats this *Buddhist* t-shirt, in my humble opinion.
Subtle, understated, classic.

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: t shirts

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:29 am

And there's this one for those of you who can't resist a little attention...

https://www.spreadshirt.com.au/affiliat ... Tab_O_O_LS
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: t shirts

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:52 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: t shirts

Postby samseva » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:29 pm

In this situation, I think it is a good idea to ask why you would either want to decorate yourself with a Buddha image or why you need to proclaim to others that you are a Buddhist via a t-shirt.


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