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 Post subject: Striking Picture
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:08 am 
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This picture is really moving me, and so I have an urge to share it.

The words on it mean what one would assume. From left to right going clockwise: samsara (literally, cycle), birth, aging, sickness and death.


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 Post subject: Re: Striking Picture
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:32 am 
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I assume the light in the heart centers represents the mind, but what is the brownish circular symbol that appears next to it?

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 Post subject: Re: Striking Picture
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This is the standard ISKCON depiction of reincarnation. You will find it in all of their temples. You assume wrongly, it depicts the atman not the mind.

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 Post subject: Re: Striking Picture
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Quite so. The populist Hindu idea of atman..and as kitsch as all getout to boot.


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 Post subject: Re: Striking Picture
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gregkavarnos wrote:
This is the standard ISKCON depiction of reincarnation. You will find it in all of their temples. You assume wrongly, it depicts the atman not the mind.

Ah yes, I see you are right.
http://www.asitis.com/gallery/plate8.html
I guess the circular thingies are what remained of the little images of Krishna after photoshopping.

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 Post subject: Re: Striking Picture
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Simon E. wrote:
Quite so. The populist Hindu idea of atman..and as kitsch as all getout to boot.



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 Post subject: Re: Striking Picture
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This is similar picture from a different perspective.Is it communciating the same idea?


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