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My new mantra.

DATE: 03.25.10 TIME: 17:20 PM


Kejia Temple

A monk stands in front of butter lamps in the Kejia Temple in Burang County of Ali Prefecture, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The Kejia Temple, close to Nepal and India, is a famous temple of Sakya Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The senior monk Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo directed the building of the temple in 996.  (Xinhua/Tao Xiyi)

A monk recites sutra on the roof of the Kejia Temple in Burang County of Ali Prefecture, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, May 10, 2011.  (Xinhua/Tao Xiyi)

only love can do that

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.  Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.  Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.


– Martin Luther King, Jr

this post was edited to correct the quote

Leshan Giant Buddha, China


(images via: wikimedia commons, national geographic)


The largest carved stone Buddha in the world towers over 232 feet into the air, with fingers measuring 11 feet in length and 92-foot-long shoulders big enough to be basketball courts. Leshan Giant Buddha overlooks the confluence of three rivers in the Sichuan Province of China. Begun during the Tang Dynasty in the year 713, the Buddha was built at the behest of a monk called Hai Tong who hoped to supplicate the temperamental water spirits thought to be responsible for numerous boat accidents. It took thousands of workers more than 90 years to complete the project.

Seemingly cosmetic details are even more complex and meaningful than they look upon first glance. For example, the 1,021 buns in the Buddha’s coiled hair are part of drainage system that continues behind the ears, in the clothing and along the limbs, protecting the statue from water-related damage.


Full Disk Image of Earth


Got a perfect view
From here in the voyage window room
Blue planet, sleeping beauty
The place that we call home
From here you can detect no borders
To me it looks the same
One world, one until under the sun

by NASA Goddard Photo and Video