During last summer I came across some readings about Buddhism and fell in love with this enlightened philosophy.
I dedicated some paintings (see the making of) to the Noble Eightfold Path, the path to liberation from a miserable state of being, as taught by the Buddha.
Paths. Watercolor on paper Fabriano Artistico 300 gr/mq. 2013. 8 opere. Cm 23x23. Inches 9x9.
Durante la scorsa estate mi sono imbattuta in alcune letture sul buddsimo e mi sono innamorata di questa filosofia illuminata.
Ho dedicato alcuni dipinti (guarda il making of) al Nobile Ottuplice Sentiero, il sentiero che porta alla liberazione, come insegnato dal Budda.
Paths. Acquerello su carta Fabriano Artistico 300 gr/mq. 2013. 8 opere. Cm 23x23.
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A series of talks by Sangharakshita
'The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path' is, deservedly, one of Sangharakshita’s most popular and enduring lecture series. Each talk covers a separate ‘limb’ of the Path, drawing out its practical significance for everyday life. The series became the basis for the succesful book 'Vision and Transformation'. Series given in 1968.
Most people have heard of Nirvana. It has become equated with a sort of eastern version of heaven. Actually, Nirvana simply means cessation. It is the cessation of passion, aggression and ignorance; the cessation of the struggle to prove our existence to the world, to survive. We don't have to struggle to survive after all. We have already survived. We survive now; the struggle was just an extra complication that we added to our lives because we had lost our confidence in the way things are. We no longer need to manipulate things as they are into things as we would like them to be.