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Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:36 pm

Enjoy!


http://www.stefan.gr/masters1.jpg - Gotama Buddha, Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw, Ajahn Sumedho, Bhikkhu Bodhi, and Ajahn Brahm

http://www.stefan.gr/masters2.jpg - same as above + Henepola Gunaratana
Last edited by Upasaka Sumana on Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:51 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:49 pm

Good one, Stefan!
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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby bodom » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:50 pm

Very Cool!

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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:50 pm

Glad you like it!
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Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
~Chinese proverb


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~Nelson Mandela


Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

~Dhp. 121-122

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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:27 pm

:thumbsup:
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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby plwk » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:35 pm

:thumbsup:

P.S I was looking for Sariputta, Mogallana.... :tongue: and oh....Sri Lankan ones... :shrug:
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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:46 pm

plwk wrote::thumbsup:

P.S I was looking for Sariputta, Mogallana.... :tongue: and oh....Sri Lankan ones... :shrug:


Thanks for the suggestion! I have included Bhante Henepola Gunaratana in the second version.
Metta,
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Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
~Chinese proverb


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

~Dhp. 121-122

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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Fede » Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:13 pm

I don't seem to be there....

Odd that.....


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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby m0rl0ck » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:59 pm

Nice work :thumbsup:
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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:18 pm

Fede wrote:I don't seem to be there....
Odd that.....
:jumping: :jumping:


Speaking of that . . . how about some bhikkhunis! If you (Stefan) have time, how about:

Buddha, Khema, Sanghamitta, Ayya Khema (the modern German one), Dr. Dhammananda, with some of the famous bhikkhus you have already.

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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:35 am

David N. Snyder wrote:Speaking of that . . . how about some bhikkhunis! If you (Stefan) have time, how about:

Buddha, Khema, Sanghamitta, Ayya Khema (the modern German one), Dr. Dhammananda, with some of the famous bhikkhus you have already.


Just give me their photos and I'll do it.
Metta,
Sumana

Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
~Chinese proverb


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~Nelson Mandela


Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

~Dhp. 121-122

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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:03 pm

Stefan wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:Speaking of that . . . how about some bhikkhunis! If you (Stefan) have time, how about:

Buddha, Khema, Sanghamitta, Ayya Khema (the modern German one), Dr. Dhammananda, with some of the famous bhikkhus you have already.


Just give me their photos and I'll do it.


Okay, thanks!

http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Khema

http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Ayya_Khema

http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=D ... _Bhikkhuni

http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Sanghamitta

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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Euclid » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:46 am

Thank you for taking the time to make this. :smile:

Would you also be able to provide the raw background image you used? It looks like a beautiful photograph.

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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Wind » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:13 am

Can anyone explain to me the significance of the hand positions of the Buddha in those images?

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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:17 am

Euclid wrote:Thank you for taking the time to make this. :smile:

You're welcome!

Euclid wrote:Would you also be able to provide the raw background image you used? It looks like a beautiful photograph.

Here you are:

http://www.stefan.gr/buddha-statues.jpg
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Sumana

Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
~Chinese proverb


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~Nelson Mandela


Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

~Dhp. 121-122


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