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    Quote Originally Posted by Danik 2016 View Post
    I particularly liked this dignified bird.
    Love these! especially Shalimar Garden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowqueen View Post

    That enlightenment "cannot be attained by one who has lost his strength" makes sense. There are also prophecies of Asita and Dipankra that I have never heard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YesNo View Post
    That enlightenment "cannot be attained by one who has lost his strength" makes sense. There are also prophecies of Asita and Dipankra that I have never heard of.

    "The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity."- Umberto Eco

    Enlightenment comes at the business end of a pistol, or found at the bottom of a bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iain Sparrow View Post
    "The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity."- Umberto Eco

    Enlightenment comes at the business end of a pistol, or found at the bottom of a bottle.
    It seems like the Buddha might have agreed with you when he was fasting his way to nirvana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrion Cheddar View Post
    That fasting Buddha statue moved me deeply, as someone for whom the Buddha's insights have been revelatory and transformative. It was featured in the recent and excellent film about the Buddha's life that was narrated by Richard Gere. For anyone who hasn't seen it, I highly recommend it, it's up on iTunes. Anyway, it depicts the last moment (almost literally) in the Buddha's long series of struggles to gain enlightenment that involved many harsh, self-imposed trials and restrictions. He was very close to death, when he had his profound moment of insight, having not allowed himself food for a long time. Lovely photos, Snowqueen.
    I prefer this reading of Buddha´s fasting. I believe it comes more close to the original intention.
    "You can always find something better than death."
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    Quote Originally Posted by North Star View Post
    Beautiful northern sunset/sunrise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamwoven View Post
    Beautiful northern sunset/sunrise.
    Thanks. It was taken a few moments after this:


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    Uau.This first moment is still more beautiful!
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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    At sunset, then. The softer and more subtle colours are the best.

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    Beneduck Cumberbooch peers from a window in Stockholm:

    Beneduck by Archibald Heatherington Nasty-Face, on Flickr
    Obsessed with facial symmetry.

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    This shows very well the birch trees by the shore and the darker pine trees behind, both reflected in both the water and in the sky. Nice black and white picture...

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    I love it when there are new pics on this thread.
    My welcome to Mr. Cumberbooch (after discreetly looking him up on Wikipedia).
    I like all your photos NS, but I prefer those in black and white. One notices details, one wouldn't in colour.
    The interesting trait here: you can hardly distingish the reflection from the original.
    Is there any kind of exposition that might make this difference more evident?
    Last edited by Danik 2016; 05-30-2016 at 11:01 AM.
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