Postcards from Paradise: Chewing Buddha

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Chewing Buddha ©2011 Dragomir Vukovich

From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.
Rabindranath Tagore

Smile On Little Buddha
life is suffering
tee-hee, ha-ha
life is suffering
tee-hee, ha-ha
cold and shuddering
tee-hee, ha-ha
cruel and pummeling
tee-hee, ha-ha
smile on little buddha, smile on
little buddha, smile on
it's only illusion then it's gone
lost and struggling
tee-hee, ha-ha
life is suffering
tee-hee, ha-ha
smile on little buddha, smile on
little buddha, smile on
it's only illusion then you're gone
maya

~Toad the Wet Sprocket

Story of the image from the photographer:

Up in the Himalayas there is an old Tibetan Monastery(founded in the early 17th century) - HEMIS Gompa (45 km from Leh-Ladakh-India). There is a famous annual Hemis festival held on the 9th to 11th days of the 5th Tibetan month.

And they were there, the young Tibetan monks..., the one in the middle was looking up all the way to the right and as he was moving his head towards where I was, what a surprise, what a moment, one bubble one click !!!

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Comments

  1. first...your banner. i want to walk out into this water...i want to walk straight into the wisdom of the waiting tree....the dawn, the infinite light.


    but, if i shall be here, earth bound; only longing for the freedom and wisdom of my feet in water, walking toward the light, let me rest in the company of red wrapped monks, surprise my thirst for peace and wisdom in the unexpected pink bubble of a holy child.

    xoxoxooxox

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  2. Magical Mystical TeacherJuly 17, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    I suppose you could say he's chewing Buddha gum!

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  3. Bless Baby Buddha and his Bubble!

    And bless you for showing us,

    Sue x

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  4. wise the buddha wisdom..

    x..x

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  5. Absolutely delightful! It's not the same image, but I once made a SoulCollage card from another image of a bubble-gum-blowing mini-monk. Excellent video, too. 

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  6. What's unholy about bubble gum and joy?

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  7. Loved this share and Baby Buddha with his bubble :) Loved what you have quoted at the top about God forgetting the priests to watch children at play....... shows God is very sporting and likes the endless chants of priests a little less!! Tee-hee, ha ha ha!! 

    Love and xoxoxo to you Noelle!!

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  8. Nanka!!! Oh my goodness! ! I am going to bed but so great to hear from you
    my friend! Are you back? I will talk to you tomorrow
    Xoxo love,
    Noelle

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  9. Children are priceless the world over, aren't they?

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  10. Oh! This is *so* exactly what I needed to end the day with. Like a bunch of bright balloons bobbing, tethered together, their golden strings  intertwined and ending in a single, gentle knot.   I can relax and let go a bit.  Love the Selkie girl too! Children, amazing children. What gifts! xox

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