Peter Tarkulich

Writer. Artist. All-Around Hoopy Frood.

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Tibetan Buddhist monks Create Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand-The Mystical Arts

Imagine the amount of patience that’s required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For days or even weeks, the monks spend up to eight hours a day working on one mandala sand painting, pouring multicolored grains of sand onto a shared platform until it becomes a spectacular piece of art.

 

Okay so, fun fact, there’s actually more to this than just a pretty piece of sand-art! Actually, after they’ve finished creating a gorgeous sand painting, the monks sweep away the sand, destroying the spectacular piece of art. They do it to show that nothing in life is permanent, that everything is “empty” (a Buddhist concept that might take me ages to explain), and all things will eventually fade to nothing - just as a painstakingly-made beautiful piece of art like the sand paintings can become nothing with just a sweep of a hand or a gust of wind.

I am SO glad someone reblogged this!!  I remember learning about this in high school a million years ago, but I could never find anything on it or anyone else who had ever heard of it!  I always thought it was one of the coolest concepts, and I’m glad to know that I wasn’t going crazy and making stuff up in my head!

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i love this photo because at first you think that she was going to get married but instead her husband to be left her, or something like that. but actually its quite the opposite. i clicked on the source and it brought me to an article explaining the story behind this photo, and shes not crying, shes hungover. her and her husband went to a football game on their wedding day, and got extremely drunk and partied all night. they took the subway home because they couldn’t drive. so no, its not a sad heartbreaking story, its a crazy joyful one. which in my opinion makes the picture even more amazing.


CAN PEOPLE PLEASE REBLOG THE PIC WITH THIS CAPTION^ AND NOT THE ONE WHERE EVERYONE IS SAD AND ARE LIKE “POOR GIRL GOD BLESS”

I actually saw a picture of them at the game too in their suit and dress and it was so happy and great.

What does it say about me that the first thing I thought when I saw the picture was “She’s hungover”?

chisagi:

tssfxx:

helllotittys:

have—not:

i love this photo because at first you think that she was going to get married but instead her husband to be left her, or something like that. but actually its quite the opposite. i clicked on the source and it brought me to an article explaining the story behind this photo, and shes not crying, shes hungover. her and her husband went to a football game on their wedding day, and got extremely drunk and partied all night. they took the subway home because they couldn’t drive. so no, its not a sad heartbreaking story, its a crazy joyful one. which in my opinion makes the picture even more amazing.

CAN PEOPLE PLEASE REBLOG THE PIC WITH THIS CAPTION^ AND NOT THE ONE WHERE EVERYONE IS SAD AND ARE LIKE “POOR GIRL GOD BLESS”

I actually saw a picture of them at the game too in their suit and dress and it was so happy and great.

What does it say about me that the first thing I thought when I saw the picture was “She’s hungover”?

(Source: superpunch2, via augustusvoltik)