Buddha and Buddha

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© Steven Schutz
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UploadedFebruary 19, 2011
TakenNovember 23, 2010
MakeOlympus Imaging Corp.
Exposure1/500 sec at f/2.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length4.7 mm
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In a hilltop cemetery in Sedona Arizona I discovered a large white statute of Buddha watching over the resting place of a long time resident.
I thought it fitting and appropriate to place Sidd the Travelin Buddha with this Serene emanation of Siddhartha aka Buddha as they both are tranquil and peaceful in their demeanor. The gorgeous background provides a perfect setting for these two subjects representing all that is good and right.

Better is the gain of Entering the Stream than sole sovereignty over the earth, than to rule supreme over the entire universe.

Dhammapada (Words of Wisdom) #178

What this tells us is that it is profoundly much more advantageous to seek the truth, to endeavor to tread the path towards betterment than to rule over anything.

10 responses

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (19 Feb 2011):

    Really like the POV and composition here, Steven. Frames the Bhudda as contemplating his natural, beautiful surround, while being grounded in earth.

  • jaume morera guixa

    jaume morera guixa gave props (19 Feb 2011):

    Impactante omnipresencia de Buddha..!!!!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (19 Feb 2011):

    Perfect, Steven!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (20 Feb 2011):

    Nice irony

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (20 Feb 2011):

    You have really got it going in this one, Wig. That sliver of red sandstone is the perfect complement.

  • Ruzanna Shortstuffyan

    Ruzanna Shortstuffyan gave props (20 Feb 2011):

    Seems so peaceful, and very nice description (:

  • Michael Franco

    Michael Franco gave props (20 Feb 2011):

    Love the balance of earth and sky in this.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 Feb 2011):

    A fav of favs...

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (25 Feb 2011):

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andy Kong

    Andy Kong gave props (25 Feb 2011):

    Good thought and a nice touch. I belived you're staying in Arizona.

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