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Striking Picture

Postby Konchog1 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:08 am

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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Re: Striking Picture

Postby dzogchungpa » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:32 am

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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Re: Striking Picture

Postby Grigoris » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:24 am

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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Re: Striking Picture

Postby Simon E. » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:34 pm

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

Postby dzogchungpa » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:07 pm

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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Re: Striking Picture

Postby DGA » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:10 am

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


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Re: Striking Picture

Postby Cloudrider » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:09 pm

Image


This is similar picture from a different perspective.Is it communciating the same idea?


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