Yowah Nut Opals
Yowah, Queensland Australia
Sketch for the ‘Tiffany Iris Corsage Ornament’ (circa 1900) by George Paulding Farnham (1859-1927). Watercolour on tracing paper.Walters Art Museum via Wikimedia
Two Gallinules and Lotus Leaves in Shallow Water in the Rain. Woodblock print, 20th century, Japan, by artist Soseki.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of C. Adrian Rübel
Andrew Wyeth (Am. 1917-2009), Sycamore, 1982, tempera
please keep the wig forever: Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane in Fox’s Sleepy Hollow
i’m frequently visited by three spirits at night
- the ghost of i fucked up
- the ghost of i’m currently fucking up
- and the ghost of i’m probably going to fuck up in the future
A quick PSA, because working in a New Age store I realize a lot of people don’t know this. Keep in mind this is the simple version.
The fella on the left-hand side, that’s Gautama Buddha, the Buddha, the central figure in Buddhism. Note that he is not considered a god, but a teacher and spiritual leader, the first to attain Enlightenment in his era. Note also how thin he is. This is because the Buddha fasted a lot. He was born Siddhartha Gautama. Buddha is a title, and not actually his name.
The fella on the right-hand side is not Buddha. This is a common misconception in the West. That is Hotai (or Budai or Hotei depending on the language), a Buddhist monk from China and folkloric hero. Hotai is thought by many to be a Buddha, but he is not the Buddha. Unlike Buddha, Hotai actually is revered as a god in Chinese folklore, although not in Buddhist practice.
This post is based on things I’ve been taught by my Buddhist coworker but if I forgot or mixed up something important and you are Buddhist and you notice, please let me know.
This has been an informational post. Have a nice day.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD EVERYONE READ THIS. READ IT. LEARN IT. PREACH IT.
I AM SO TIRED OF EVERYONE BELIEVING THIS MISCONCEPTION.
reblogging because I didn’t know that and not accidentally insulting someones beliefs is always good.