Wednesday, January 16, 2013

B to Z

A to Z
OK...I'll do it as long as it's fun!
B is for Buddha...
ha! that should come as no surprise to anyone.
 I read that when you do photography thru glass, one should get the lens as close as possible to the glass.  Loved the reflection, kind of symbolic don't you think???
I studied Buddhism several years before I became a Buddhist (2008).
Lately, I've been researching Taoism and Pantheism...
Guess I need to sprinkle an "ism" over my thoughts.
off to meditate...and some reflection
ommm
 

24 comments:

Jane said...

Yes, I like the reflection as well - so perfect :)

turquoisemoon said...

Jane, I was just glad that a reflection of me was not in the pic.

Kittie Howard said...

Now I know why so photos have that white, blurry spot! Hope you had a pleasant meditation. Think there will always be an ism of some type in my life. So much to learn, so much to think about.

Manzanita said...

Nice to know about photography through glass. Thanks
I was a Buddhist for several years ....way back. I called them my "stormy" years. I wonder what I should call these years? Perhaps the "who cares? years" would be the proper name.
Good meditation and reflection to you.

One Fly said...

That is a cool picture without question.

turquoisemoon said...

Kittie...also no flash! Yes, there is so much to learn. What's that saying? The more I know, the more I know I don't know...

Manz, Why do you call them the "stormy" years? and why did you quit Buddhism? This may be private, so that's ok...just curious...

Fly, Thanks!!! So "C" is next week. Wonder what I'll come up with??? hahaha

Out on the prairie said...

The reflection is fun,must be in a museum

TravelBug-Susan said...

We studied the Oriental -isms in high school. Pantheism is my choice with taoism in the shadows.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Even though he's handless, that Buddha has a particularly beatific smile.

turquoisemoon said...

Steve, Yes. The Nelson Art Gallery. I had a wonderful time. Lots of Buddhas to photograph.

Susan, I really love Pantheism, but Taoism speaks to me also. There are some major differences, but they seem to blend well... hmmm...Blendism.

Debra, Very old statue!!!! and I too loved his smile.

Manzanita said...

I don't mind telling you and I'm sure no one else is even interested. I call the years "stormy" because I was searching ..... like life was a huge buffet.... a little of that and try this, etc. But then I really looked inside myself and there it was, all the time, the things I'd been searching for. I found my own peace and spirituality and I didn't need dogma and organized religion. For me, now, it is very simple.
Thank you for asking
Love and peace

turquoisemoon said...

Oooh gee...I get it! I tried going back to Catholicism in 2000. I tried for 2 years till I finally said, "Done!" I could say those were my "stormy" years. I have been really studying Pantheism and Taoism. Both different, not only from each other, but also from Buddhism. They all 3 seem to blend perfectly inside me... Actually, I've studied so many and honestly, I love them all... but those 3 resonate deeply inside. It's been wonderful meeting so many people on the same path.
Namaste Manzanita

Linda said...

I love pictures with reflections in them...:) I gave my son a book on Taoism He was reading from it everyday...I am not sure if he is noiw but once the seed is planted..it is there...
Have you seen this...saw it this morning...then I come here & you are talking about Taoism....I think that is a sign for me :) Have a great day TM!!

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turquoisemoon said...

Linda, I like 365 Tao - Digital Dharma - Delivered Daily

ellen abbott said...

I'm off to buy me a buddha for the yard today. Been wanting one for years.

turquoisemoon said...

Ellen, Oooh fun!!! Post a pic???

TravelBug-Susan said...

Re: the movie "The Impossible"...be sure to take Kleenex. It really plays on your emotions.

turquoisemoon said...

Thanks Susan!!!

Introverted Art said...

wow it did come out amazing with the reflection on the back. Love the effect it gave.

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turquoisemoon said...

Thanks Ana, It actually had 3 reflections, but when I tried to capture that, my reflection always ended up in it...so had to settle.

Linda Starr said...

What a great shot, love the relection. I try to place my lens on the glass, that's what I did with the cardinal photos but I must try your technique to see if I can get some reflections.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Hey this is a super photo! Very professional. I study a lot of eastern philosophy and just reading them helps soothe the spirit. -- barbara

turquoisemoon said...

Thanks Barbara. Ooh yes..it does soothe the spirit. No hell and damnation maybe??? hahaha