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Dhamma doodles 😁

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Yes, I think you should definitely use that

I’m glad my presence here is contributing to combatting ignorance and bringing light to the unenlightened!


(Vulcans are from Star Trek, light sabers are from Star Wars) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

:anjal: :white_flower: :tulip:

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Has this memorable talk been preserved for posterity?
If yes, can you upload it or link to it?
:slight_smile:

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Unfortunately not! :disappointed_relieved:

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Thanks for your compassion to teach me the deep truths of life, Venerable!

:anjal: :vulcan_salute: :wink:

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Is there a way to add a light saber to the emojis? That would certainly be worth it!

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This thread is moving away quite a bit from the purpose of the OP. So I’m glad @sabbamitta that your insights into reality are expanding but if you don’t mind, I’ve created a new thread here, if you want to continue the discussion.
:slightly_smiling_face:

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Yes, thank you for keeping an eye to stay on topic!

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Ayya @Aranya, here’s your doodle. I hope you like it. :grin:

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If you prefer less colourful:

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Absolutely wonderful, Venerable @yodha! My favorite doodle yet! Although, I hesitate to call it a doodle, as all of your creations thus far, to me, qualify as bona-fide works of ART!

:anjal::anjal::anjal:

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This is excellent!

@yodha, could you do this one for me please?:slight_smile:

'“That disciple of the noble ones — thus devoid of covetousness, devoid of ill will, unbewildered, alert, mindful — keeps pervading the first direction with an awareness imbued with metta… compassion… appreciation… equanimity, likewise the second, likewise the third, likewise the fourth. Thus above, below, & all around, everywhere, in its entirety, he keeps pervading the all-encompassing cosmos with an awareness imbued with equanimity — abundant, expansive, immeasurable, without hostility, without ill will. Just as a strong conch-trumpet blower can notify the four directions without any difficulty.” SN42.8

I hope this is not too difficult and I’m not in a rush, :slight_smile:

with metta,

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Well, you created a light saber emoji :lightsaber: so how can I say no to you? :grin:

I’ll see if I can come up with something. Might take a while. I need to wait for inspiration, and I’m running out of art supplies! Ayya Aranya’s doodle was made on the back of an old piece of scrap paper… :wink:

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wow, wow, wow, please keep these coming Venerable. I find myself looking forward to them when I open SC. Oops, I know I shouldn’t get attached :worried:… but they really bring a lot of joy. Also, great reflection on the Dhamma and a wonderful way to start a meditation session, makes the heart light and happy.

I really love this last one, and especially the version with the deep blue sky/space… captures the passage so well.

May I ask where you are located?

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I guess in cyberspace!

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:sparkling_heart:
Thanks, I’m glad people enjoy them.

Still stuck on planet earth but I do hope that someone will build a spaceship soon.

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:slight_smile: maybe you can ‘build’ one with a Dhamma doodle :boom::dizzy::zap:

I was just asking as I was wondering about sending you some art supplies :paintbrush::crayon:

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" ākāso na katthaci patiṭṭhito"

Being even as space
Ākāsasamaṁ Rāhula bhāvanaṁ bhāvehi,
Develop the meditation, Rāhula, that is to be even as space,

ākāsasamaṁ hi te Rāhula bhāvanaṁ bhāvayato
for, Rāhula, from developing the meditation that is to be even as space,

uppannā manāpāmanāpā phassā cittaṁ na pariyādāya ṭhassanti.
appealing and unappealing contacts that have arisen in the mind will not take a hold there.

Seyyathā pi Rāhula ākāso na katthaci patiṭṭhito,
Just as, Rāhula, space doesn’t settle anywhere,

evam-eva kho tvaṁ Rāhula ākāsasamaṁ bhāvanaṁ bhāvehi,
just so do you, Rāhula, develop the meditation that is to be even as space,

Ākāsasamaṁ hi te Rāhula bhāvanaṁ bhāvayato
for, Rāhula, from developing the meditation that is to be even as space,

uppannā manāpāmanāpā phassā cittaṁ na pariyādāya ṭhassanti.
appealing and unappealing contacts that have arisen in the mind will not take a hold there.

MN 62

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Oh, :blush: that’s really nice!

Well, as Ayya Aranya stated, making art, especially “silly art” like this, is often not much appreciated in monastic circles. So I’d rather keep my whereabouts confidential.

But the SC team know where I am. So I guess you could send things to Samita and Ayya @Vimala or Ayya @Vimalanyani could forward it to me, if they are OK with that?

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Sure. :wink:

@Linda, see samita.eu for contact details.

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@vimalanyani
thank-you!

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