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Tiger Buddha

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06/09/2013 at 2:37 am

Big Buddha

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Isn’t it ironic? Is it? Maybe no. Maybe not at all.

Is Orwell even read any more or is he fading into the dimming past? He seems more relevant today than ever before in my lifetime.

Though he became so politically incorrect, excoriated by both the left and the right, I enjoyed almost everything he wrote. And I appreciated his firm belief that there was no point in using a four syllable word if there was a one syllable one that would do the job. I suppose I also identified with Winston Smith more than I obvious cause for. And of course all animals are equal, just some are more equal than others…

I was just wishing for a sojourn to Jura last night.

Btw – this giant Buddha is actually Guanyin Bodhisattva, (thank you irisbass for the gentle reminder) and is in Penang. A treasured relic, it was being repaired – thus the fence. Oddly, an identical replica has been built of metal – and looks nothing like this. Click here to go to a Malaysian site about the temple and statue.

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22/11/2011 at 10:47 pm

Dream job

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This was taken at a Buddhist Temple in Penang.

Utterly delightful – the daydreaming Buddha and the young disciple spending his days bathing him. Very mind-clearing, calming. Something so pleasingly simple about it.

Simple seems so very pleasing at the moment. Not that my life is all that complicated, but it occurs to me that perhaps I make it more complicated than it needs to be…

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18/08/2011 at 12:39 am

If you meet the Buddha on the Road…

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I felt bad cropping this photo. The tiles ran from floor to ceiling for at least ten metres. Awesome. Didn’t quite capture that in the image – so this will have to do and you can imagination the wonder of the rest of them.

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27/06/2011 at 11:36 pm

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