Some of the most powerful pictures of all time

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"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

-Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island (via quotes-shape-us)
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Hypocrisy

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workman:

2headedsnake:

Karina Smigla-Bobinski,  ‘Ada’, a large helium filled ball covered in charcoal nubs. The piece floats gently in space until interacted with by viewers, who can toss the ball against the walls, creating scratchy drawings on the surface of the gallery space. During the course of the exhibition, the walls  evolve into a dense collection of scribbles.

3 days ago

poopflow:

a sex position called the gatsby where you stare longingly at your partner from a distance 

4 days ago
midstorm:

#after two years of trying I do it by accident #major fail #how do I explain this to Henry #oh god the charmings

midstorm:

#after two years of trying I do it by accident #major fail #how do I explain this to Henry #oh god the charmings

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niki-van-awesome:

spring-loaded-jesus-candles:

fireghostshigher:

A quick PSA, because working in a New Age store I realize a lot of people don’t know this.  Keep in mind this is the simple version.

The fella on the left-hand side, that’s Gautama Buddha, the Buddha, the central figure in Buddhism.  Note that he is not considered a god, but a teacher and spiritual leader, the first to attain Enlightenment in his era.  Note also how thin he is.  This is because the Buddha fasted a lot.  He was born Siddhartha Gautama.  Buddha is a title, and not actually his name.

The fella on the right-hand side is not Buddha.  This is a common misconception in the West.  That is Hotai (or Budai or Hotei depending on the language), a Buddhist monk from China and folkloric hero.  Hotai is thought by many to be a Buddha, but he is not the Buddha.  Unlike Buddha, Hotai actually is revered as a god in Chinese folklore, although not in Buddhist practice.

This post is based on things I’ve been taught by my Buddhist coworker but if I forgot or mixed up something important and you are Buddhist and you notice, please let me know.

This has been an informational post.  Have a nice day.

5 days ago