texastheravadin wrote:... I know that his having both hands held outwards means something, but I forgot and to be honest I really don't care...I
Viriya wrote:As a fellow starving university student, I commiserate, I had a pillowcase as my altar-cloth for years. (Not the most inspiring tribute to the noble religion, I know...but fully functional for catching dripping candlewax, dying flowers etc, and it didn't look that bad.)
I finally figured I could spare a few dollars for the sake of aesthetics and purchased a large orange cloth woven placemats from a secondhand store at Australian 0.50c. Beautiful AND cheap. Not to cheapen the teachings of the Blessed One. When you don't have a regular income, any expense is a big expense. ^^
I'm not sure what second-hand stores are like in the U.S., but if you're on a tight budget, I found they were a great place to look for very cheap candles, candle holders, incense, vases, photoframes and other shrine related sundry. I carried home the actual bookshelf I use for the altar from the side of the road. (=
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mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments
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