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Greetings, Fellow Sanghians!
« on: January 31, 2018, 06:21:03 pm »
Greetings, Fellow Sanghians!

Here's how I started and re-started, both with books.

What got me going after a long time of being away from Buddhism was what I wish I'd had at the outset: a remarkable Graphic Novel called BUDDHA An Enlightened Life.  I'll review it in the Books and Movies section later.  My first introduction was the book Siddhartha, also about Siddhartha Gautama Buddha's inspiring life.  A lot of people read biographies for inspiration.  BUDDHA is an inspiring read for many reasons.  First, it's VISUAL along with textual.  This is soo very valuable.  It turns on both halves of your brain in a major way!  It's like you're getting fed nutritious broth after a long fast.  At least it was for me.  Second, it's a just-right length.  It's a book thin enough and light enough to carry with you (and also very pretty!) in your pack, and substantial enough to feed you well.  Siddhartha was given to me by my Comparative Religions teacher, a story of the life of Buddha from before he became enlightened.  It's great, by Hermann Hesse, (who incidentally was bi-polar) but I like books with pictures in.   :anjali:
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Re: Greetings, Fellow Sanghians!
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 07:40:17 pm »
I enjoy art a great deal, I do not suggest bothering to buy any of the things in this link, but I thought that the images were very pretty and the artists very skilled so I am sharing it just for the joy of looking I hope you have! I enjoyed looking at the work a lot.

I draw and sometimes look for inspiration from others, though I take care to respect their creations and do not attempt to duplicate them, but certain feels, colors and influence are inspiring. The Kuan Yin done by Sue Halstenburg on the first page I thought was very lovely.

https://fineartamerica.com/art/buddha

I hope you enjoy looking at these too! 

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Thank You Anemephistus -- Soon the art may be gracing this screen :headbow:
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 08:42:29 pm »
I enjoy art a great deal, I do not suggest bothering to buy any of the things in this link, but I thought that the images were very pretty and the artists very skilled so I am sharing it just for the joy of looking I hope you have! I enjoyed looking at the work a lot.

I draw and sometimes look for inspiration from others, though I take care to respect their creations and do not attempt to duplicate them, but certain feels, colors and influence are inspiring. The Kuan Yin done by Sue Halstenburg on the first page I thought was very lovely.

https://fineartamerica.com/art/buddha
 

 :om: <3  I'm looking at my THERMOS brand Thermos cup.  It's a beautiful shade of Dark Teal and is wearing a Joe Jacket brand Thermos jacket, colored Rainbow as if stitched together with pinking shears, in a Charlie Brown diagonal pattern, but angling downward, and rimmed with Sky Blue, stitched on with real stitching.  A round white and yellow label has not been removed, and resembles an Oriental hair cut.with the jacket covering the bottom.  <3 :om:

I'm giving the website to my fellow computer users with best intentions by putting it in the Bookmarks Bar.  Namaste.
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