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A lotus

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:30 am

Greetings,

A photo I took on the weekend in Shoreham on the Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria, Australia.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: A lotus

Postby Placid-pool » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:59 am

Oh isn't that lovely! We have them over here but they are the button yellow variety and not quite as spectacular .... but their name , nenuphar, has always entranced me.

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Re: A lotus

Postby Element » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:11 am

Greeting Retro,

I looks like one of those places where the gandhabbas dwell. :namaste:

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Re: A lotus

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:22 am

Hi Retro

Nice shot!
I hope you and your young son didn't get lost in the maze!
Cheers

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Re: A lotus

Postby genkaku » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:00 pm

A beauty! Thanks.

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Re: A lotus

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:18 pm

Thats awesome! Thanks for posting it.

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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: A lotus

Postby Aloka » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:33 pm

What a beautiful photo, Retro! May I add it to my pictures collection?

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Re: A lotus

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:44 pm

Greetings,

Dazzlebling wrote:What a beautiful photo, Retro! May I add it to my pictures collection?


Sure. It's actually a scaled down version only 25% the width and 25% the length of the original. If you want the original, just message me your e-mail address.

Metta,
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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: A lotus

Postby Aloka » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:49 pm

I think the original would be too big for my lotus picture collection, this size is just fine, thanks ever so much.

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Re: A lotus

Postby piper » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:38 pm

Nice one, Retro!

I took this shot at the LA Japanese Gardens last summer. Looks like a different kind.

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Re: A lotus

Postby Placid-pool » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:38 pm

That's gorgeous too. How lovely

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Re: A lotus

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:12 pm

Pretty! Thanks Piper & Retro :namaste:

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Re: A lotus

Postby Aloka » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:57 pm

Is it ok if I add your photo to my picture collection of lotuses, please, Piper?


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Re: A lotus

Postby piper » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:17 pm

Be my guest, Dazzlebling. :)

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Re: A lotus

Postby Aloka » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:37 am

Thank you very much, Piper.


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