The Other Eye

...arms of the Ocean delivered me.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.

—Buddha (via thecalminside)

Gesture of Bestowal of Supreme Accomplishment
The gesture of the right hand symbolizes bestowal of supreme accomplishment. That of the left hand symbolizes meditation. Together, they stand for the Buddha’s power to bestow supreme and general accomplishments on his disciples, while he meditates.

Gesture of Bestowal of Supreme Accomplishment

The gesture of the right hand symbolizes bestowal of supreme accomplishment. That of the left hand symbolizes meditation. Together, they stand for the Buddha’s power to bestow supreme and general accomplishments on his disciples, while he meditates.

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Gesture of Pressing the Earth
The right hand gestures pressing the earth to bear witness. The position of the left hand symbolizes meditation. Together, they stand for the Buddha’s overcoming of hindrances while meditating.
This gesture ‘of touching the earth’ or ‘calling the earth to witness’, commemorates Gautama Buddha’s victory over temptation by the demon Mara.

Gesture of Pressing the Earth

The right hand gestures pressing the earth to bear witness. The position of the left hand symbolizes meditation. Together, they stand for the Buddha’s overcoming of hindrances while meditating.

This gesture ‘of touching the earth’ or ‘calling the earth to witness’, commemorates Gautama Buddha’s victory over temptation by the demon Mara.

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We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.

—Kavita Ramdas

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Oh teen angst…

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Dust to Dust

It’s not your eyes
It’s not what you say
It’s not your laughter that gives you away 
You’re just lonely 
You’ve been lonely, too long

All your actin’
Your thin disguise 
All your perfectly delivered lies
They don’t fool me
You’ve been lonely, too long

Let me in the wall, you’ve built around 
And we can light a match and burn it down 
Let me hold your hand and dance ‘round and ‘round the flame 
In front of us
Dust to …

You’ve held your head up
You’ve fought the fight
You bear the scars
You’ve done your time 
Listen to me- 
You’ve been lonely, too long

Let me in the wall, you’ve built around 
And we can light a match and burn them down 
And let me hold your hand and dance ‘round and ‘round the flames
In front of us
Dust to Dust…

You’re like a mirror, reflecting me 
Takes one to know one, so take it from me 
You’ve been lonely
You’ve been lonely, too long

 

-Civil Wars