Sunday, November 15, 2009

Buddhist Sketches and Teachings.

Here are a few Buddhist sketches I did today. For those who don't know I am very interested in Buddhism and try to follow some basic principles of Buddhist teachings in my every day life, though I'm am no Buddhist. The writing is a Buddhist mantra, perhaps the most important mantra, "Om Mani Padme Hum". Here I wrote it (more like drew it) in Sanskrit.
Below it is a drawing of The Eyes of Buddha. Said to be the "all seeing eyes" for Buddha is the truely enlightened one and sees all in truth.
Now I'd like to leave you with a few thoughts from the Dhammapada (a collection of 423 teachings of Buddha; something kind of equivalent to the Holy Bible, like a "Buddhist Bible").
"He who lives looking for pleasures only, his senses uncontrolled, immoderate in his food, idle, and weak, Mara (the tempter) will certainly overthrow him, as the wind throws down a weak tree."
-Dhammapada #7
"He who lives without looking for pleasures, his senses well controlled, moderate in his food, faithful and strong, him Mara will certainly not over throw, any more as the wind throws down a rocky mountain."
-Dhammapada #8
All suffering is a product of our senses. Deny your senses, for create the illussions and desires that cause suffering.

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