Sidd the Travelin Buddha on a Cup
If you love an image (whether it's yours or someone else's) and want to make sure others get a chance to see it, you can “feature” it by choosing the “Spotlight” button.
When an image is Spotlighted, it receives enhanced visibility in premium spots throughout the site. Spotlighted images are rotated through these higher-visibility positions to ensure the best opportunity for the images to be seen by JPG users.
If you see a great photo that would make a perfect entry for one of our Shoot Out photo contests but it was uploaded by another user, now you can enter that photo in the contest and, if it wins, you get to share in the contest winnings.
Like a photo editor, if you've got an eye for great work, find it and submit it to a contest. If it wins, since you staked the entry fee, you'll take home part of the prize (the rest, of course, goes to the member who shot the image).
Collections are a JPG+ feature. You must be a JPG+ member to create new collections and to add photos to collections.
Sign up for JPG+ to start using collections now!
Photo license: © All rights reserved
Sidd the Travelin Buddha is shown here perched atop a large white coffee cup in the back yard of my son's house in Lincoln Nebraska. Sidd enjoys a good cup of Joe now and then, but only if it is made with a French Press and uses good organic beans, such as dark Peruvian beans, they make a very good cup with a rich earthy taste with a hint of chocolate. Of course, Sidd likes a generous dose of half &half in his coffee, and enjoys the cup with a tasty pop tart, preferable a brown sugar cinnamon, or raspberry, non-frosted, heated in a toaster. A passage from the Dhammapada (Words of Wisdom) tell us this, He whose senses are mastered like horses well under the charioteer's control, he who is purged of pride, free from passions, such a steadfast one even the Gods envy (hold dear).
This means that one who endeavors to learn the TRUE law, who treads the path of right living, banishing worldly passions and pride, he who practices compassion, thoughtfulness and tolerance, thinking of others will gain the attention of the Gods. These practices and characteristics are not easy to come by, it takes will and discipline as well as an awareness and desire. Man is not perfect, the Gods know this and look upon one who strives down these paths with admiration. for we live in the time of the Later Day of the Law, when mankind seems to be heading towards oblivion and self-destruction. Let us all, each one look upon others with a compassionate, non-judgmental and tolerant eye. Let us taste of the cup of right living, correct and equal exchange.
In the story Buddhism.
Also by Steven Schutz
Please Login or Sign Up
Login or Sign Up
Need contest credits? Get 'em here!
Payments are processed by PayPal and you will be automatically forwarded to PayPal to complete your transaction. It may take a few minutes after you complete your transaction for you contest credits to update. We will send an email to your registered email address once we have received a successful transaction from PayPal and updated you credits.
Select a Shoot Out contest credit package below.