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Buddhist Monks Through The Ages

http://sdhammika.blogspot.in/2014/04/buddhist-monks-through-ages.html?m=1

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Sweet!

Some others I like,

Bodhidharma:
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The Venerable Nagasena teaching (and/or defending) Dhamma to King Milinda of Grecian Bactria (modern day Punjab region):

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The timeless fashion of robes!
So much more practical, durable and efficient than nowadays clothing…

bhikkhu32

Is that a painting of the Buddha? Or just a bhikkhu who has a very highly developed 4th jhana with perception of luminosity and ability to emit light? I’ve never encountered a buddha image yet that doesn’t have those exaggerated 32 marks. And the bowl he’s eating out of looks like it might be metal. The Buddha would have used something wooden?

over my two years In robes I’ve thought of many uses for my robes if I ever needed to use them as such. A few are as follows:

sail
stretcher
tent/lean-to
water strainer

every once in a while I come up with other uses, it’s the survivalist training in me. Frankly I dont’ want to wear western clothing again, I think our ancestors went wrong the moment they invented pants, the Romand and Greeks and other ancient civs knew what was up :).

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My mother said it is Ven. Sivali.
It appears Ven. Sivali never missed a meal due to his previous good kamma.
Sri Lankan believe having a picture of Ven. Sivali assures you food every day.
Perhaps this may be true. I had lot of food when I was young.
Someone can find the Sutta link for this story.
Some info here:

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I am not sure who draw the picture that Ven. Sivali putting his hand inside the bawl.

This is so untrue! :slight_smile:
Have you yet tried them on?
Here is one posture you can forget about once in theravada robes:
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What’s the use of this posture for a contemplative?! :wink:

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You tell this to an Irish man!

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Well it was only an example of, … what you couldn’t possibly … well …

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