Buddhist art

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Mainframeguy, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I was in IRC and this came up - thought I would share it, it's quite something when you think about it.
     
  2. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    hope no one sneezes :)
     
  3. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    If you look in this section they brush it all off :eek:
     
  4. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, it says they planned to d it at the beginning of the article also
    the monks will dismantle the mandala and deposit the sand in a body of water. This process symbolizes the transience of life and the ideal of nonattachment to the material world.
    Its obvious when you think about :p
     
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    thats awesome.
     
  6. NerdUprising

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    that is beautiful - a few years ago, when this was done, rather than disrupting it themselves, they had a group of children come in and do it, to symbolize the fleetingness of life and the need for younger generations to destroy the dogmas of the old

    :cool: stuff like that makes me happy
     
  7. Xie

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    Well as a /. reader I didn't RTFA .. just looked at the pretty pictures and posted :p
     
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    Hehe wow...I just took a class on Buddhism this quarter! Those things are called mandalas. Our Professor showed us a whole bunch of pictures of these. Really beautiful stuff, and painstakingly time consuming.
     
  10. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    dam thats good :cool: