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Shakyamuni Mantra Oṃ muni muni mahāmuni śākyamuni svāhā Om muni muni mahamuni…

Travel Asian people Monk with buddhist text at Gyantse Monastery, Tibet. Photo by Steve McCurry.


Two Novice Monks Reading Buddhist Texts Inside a Pagoda at Bagan in the Country of Burma (Myanmar)

Inside a Pagoda | Two Novice Monks Reading Buddhist Texts Inside a Pagoda at Bagan in ...

from Etsy

Bamboo Incense Holder / Burner Set with big Conch shell and Buddhist text (100% handmade)

Bamboo Incense Holder Set with big Conch shell and Buddhist text (100% handmade) 30 Euro + shipping on Etsy

Some 2,500 years ago the Buddhist text, the Avatamsaka Sutra, described the cosmos allegorically through the imagery of Indra’s net. In the heavenly abode of the deity Indra, there was cast an infinite net reaching in all directions, and at each node point in the net there was a jewel, each reflecting the light of all the others—infinitely. Should any jewel be touched, each of the infinite other jewels would instantly be affected, presaging Bell’s theorem that everything is interconnected...


OUR GREATEST ENEMY Buddhist texts do not exaggerate when they say that our greatest enemy is clinging to a self. Why? We are caught in a situation where mind is incapable of directly experiencing its own essential emptiness, and instead posits a self that must be sustained. We thus develop all the needs and wants that must be gratified in order to maintain such a self. Suffering comes from the endless search to satisfy what cannot be satisfied. “I” leads to “I am” which ❤︎ Kalu Rinpoche

from Tibet Arts & Healing

Old Buddhist Text Cover

Material: Wood Circa: 16th-17th Century Height: 7” width: 14

The Master in the Art of Living makes little distinction between their work and their play, their labor and their leisure, their mind and their body, their education and their recreation, their love and their religion. They hardly know which is which. They simply pursue their vision of excellence in whatever they do, leaving others to decide whether they are working or playing. To them, they are always doing both. – Zen Buddhist Text


In the Buddha's Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi. An anthology of discourses from the oldest Buddhist texts. Although I don't consider myself to be a Buddhist anymore, I still carry with me many of the lessons I learned from this book.

from Sivana East

The Lost Years Of Christ: Did He Go To India?

Christ in India? It's possible, according to some Buddhist texts...