I undertake the training rule to refrain from killing and injuring living things.
Throughout the next 36 days I want to focus each post on each of the training rules I’ve devised for myself or adapted from traditional sources.295 more words
Avalokiteshvara is identified through the antelope skin over his left shoulder and the lotus design on his bracelets and armbands. The flat, almost squashed, lotus base with very broad petals is very different from the various standard Swat Valley styles but there is a 7th century dark bronze statue from Pakistan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (published in a previous post) with a similar type of base and also with the same draping of the dhoti and the same necklace. 19 more words
How far had they come?
Melbourne and Hexes were a few paces ahead of Natasha, their footsteps barely audible within the confines of a windstorm. Hexes’ cloak – still reflective like an insect’s chitin – betrayed the storm and remained relatively still, only moving sinuously along his body as they walked the steps to the main chamber of the Unnamed Temple. 851 more words