The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process

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Re: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process

Postby MayaRefugee » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:56 am

Kim,

pt1 said in his extremely thorough contribution that "all external materiality (rupa) is conditioned by temperature" - being ignorant of this I used the word God - something arranges/acts upon/conditions the four-elements that is not man and I don't think it's imaginary.

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Postby Annapurna » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:12 am

Conclusion: For lack of a better word to describe things not man-made, such as nature, Maya used the word 'God'.

Can we agree on that and go :focus: ?
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Re: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process

Postby MayaRefugee » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:44 am

Kim,

I know you said you don't want to elaborate but isn't the tendency/instinct of nature to strive toward balance/harmony/a certain order indicative of the fact it has an intention/a design/a purpose?

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Re: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:16 am

Hi, Annapurna,
I'm not in any way trying to blackmail anyone or control the thread.
I (really truly) didn't want or plan to say any more about 'God' but when the OP'er asked a direct question I figured, as I said, they had the right ...
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Re: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process

Postby MayaRefugee » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:31 pm

Thanks pt1!

:thumbsup:

It's a very interesting topic and discovering it opened my eyes up to the presence of a "sentience projector" in my mind - I'm always asking what's the reason for or what is the thinking behind things being the way they are - I'm guessing when I understand the 5 niyamas better this will come to an end. When I was young whenever my curiousity had me asking my parents questions they couldn't answer it was always "Gods" doing so that's probably where I got it from.

Anyway, this came about because chownah said "ordinary objects" can be just as insightful/beautiful as "works of art", where are we with this now?

Is it suffice to say temperature can create objects which seem to be at rest that can be insightful/beautiful and an artist can emulate this phenomenon?

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Re: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process

Postby pt1 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:21 pm

Good questions. Sorry, I don't have time at the moment, I'll answer you tomorrow as I'd prefer to give you a proper reply rather than just a few rushed sentences.

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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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