Sidd the Travelin Buddha on a Cup

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UploadedAugust 14, 2010
TakenApril 27, 2010
ModelFinePix A500
Exposure1/500 sec at f/8.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.4 mm
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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.

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  • Sisu Jean

    Sisu Jean (Deleted) said (14 Aug 2010):

    Love it ! very simple and slightly humerous

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    I love this capture.. and the narrative is fabulous!! Lots of food for thought here Steve! Well done!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2010):

    greatl lighting,,well written and so true

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (16 Aug 2010):




    I like it! And I think Budha would, too!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (17 Aug 2010):

    Andria, JanElle, Elfriede and richard,...Thank You so much, and those who have fav'd this image, for it has gone hot much to my amazement!.....I Thank you All....

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (17 Aug 2010):

    I love this one! Somehow I can't picture Buddha and pot tarts in the same paragraph! God bless him.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Aug 2010):

    F A N T A S T I Q U E n t r y !

  • dana io

    dana io gave props (18 Aug 2010):

    I like this Buddha: he doesn't want to fit into any of our small 'how gods should be' cubicles : )

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (18 Aug 2010):

    Perfect for the theme!

  • ♥ Kishi ♥

    ♥ Kishi ♥ gave props (19 Aug 2010):

    The Chinese mean:心静自然凉.............♥

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (22 Aug 2010):

    I did not realized that Sid is this small! He appears bigger in your other photos.

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (26 Aug 2010):

    Best Composition !!!!

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