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Samsara-3 by Lotuskunst94
Samsara-3

Samsāra (Sanskrit, ) is a Buddhist term that literally means "wheel" and is commonly translated as, "cyclic existence",or "cycle of existence". Within Buddhism, samsara is defined as the continual repetitive cycle of birth and death that arises from ordinary beings' grasping and fixating on a self and experiences. Specifically, samsara refers to the process of cycling through one rebirth after another within the six realms of existence, where each realm can be understood as physical realm or a psychological state characterized by a particular type of suffering. Samsara arises out of avidya (ignorance) and is characterized by dukkha (suffering). In the Buddhist view, liberation from samsara is possible by following the Buddhist path.

The composition of this poster is like this, that in the middle is the wheel of life or in Sanskrit; Bhavachakra, that explains completely the meaning of the complex topic of Samsara.

Above it is my Style SAMSARA which is also my Writername in Graffiti. On the left is Guru Rinpoche the second Buddha of our time.

Guru Padmasambhava is the master of wisdom and skilful means who was so important in bringing the Vajrayana tradition to Tibet in the past. He founded a living tradition which is still thriving today. Known as the Lotus-Born Lord and the Precious Guru, he was and is very well known for his yogic powers which enabled him to tame all kinds of hostile beings.

Padmasambhava propagated the swift path of the adamantine vehicle for lay yogis and monks to overcome the inner obstacles of afflictive emotions and delusion and the outer obstacles of disharmony and demonic antagonism. He shows everybody who is a devoted yogi an effective path out of Samsara, the cycle of suffering.
The teachings of Guru Padmasambhava have been held purely and precisely in lineages of oral transmission, revealed treasures the terma tradition, and pure visions. Thus they remain as vital to practitioners of today as they were twelve hundred years ago.
Further descriptions of Guru Rinpoche you can find on either this website:

www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?ti…


To the right is my beloved Guru H.H. Dalai Lama, who is embodying the tradition of Guru Rinpoche in a perfect way. He is well known for his brilliant Dharma-teachings, that can alleviate every suffering on this earth.
The picture I did with Inkscape and Gimp on an Ubuntu Linux 12.04 Precise Pangolin LTS system



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This work, "SAMSARA", is a derivative of "Theo Hues and the XIV Dalai Lama in Bochum, Germany, 2008" by Sonja Justkowiak,.This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. "SAMSARA" is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license by Knut von Walter. knut.vonwalter.de



This work „SAMSARA“ is a derivative of Padmasambhava in Rewalsar By Petrovich.ua (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/b…)], via Wikimedia Commons

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"SAMSARA" is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license by Knut von Walter. knut.vonwalter.de



This work „SAMSARA“ is a derivative of Bhavacakra (Wheel of Becoming) - a complex symbolic representation of saṃsāra used in Tibetan Buddhism ; By Mistvan (self-made copy of PD image)

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Attribution: By Mistvan (self-made copy of PD image) [GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/b…)], via Wikimedia Commons


"SAMSARA" is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license by Knut von Walter. knut.vonwalter.de



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WORLDPEACE by Lotuskunst94
WORLDPEACE

This picture has the title WORLDPEACE since I painted a WORLDPEACE Style on red marble-style background. Below the Style are the most famous Worldpeaceprize-laureates of this and the past century. Starting from left to right with the saintly Mother Teresa, then Vice-President of the United States of America Al Gore, to Tawakkol Karmann from Yemen. In the center is , the most famous and popular of them all, H.H. Dalai Lama, who is also one of my most important gurus. Right of him is the late Nelson Mandela one of the most prominent heroes in the history of Africa. And next to him is the Archbishop of South Africa Desmond Tutu. The WORLDPEACE Style is signed with my Writer tag SAMSARA. On top of the WORLDPEACE-Style is the logo of the German peace foundation “Frieden macht Schule”. Their Motto is that they try to spread peace everywhere in German society. Their website is www.friedenmachtschule.de. The “One Cent for Peace “Logo next to the Logo of Frieden-macht-Schule links everything to the website of “One Cent for peace”which is: www.1centforpeace.de/ , where you can find everything about ongoing and future projects of both foundations. The size of the poster is 184 cm width and 89 cm height. For the picture I used the two programms Inkscape 0.48.3.1 and Gimp 2.6.12. My operating System is an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.


This work, "WORLDPEACE", is a derivative of "Theo Hues and the XIV Dalai Lama in Bochum, Germany, 2008" by Sonja Justkowiak,.This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. "WORLDPEACE" is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license by Knut von Walter. knut.vonwalter.de


This work, "WORLDPEACE", is also a derivative of Archbishop Tutu at the COP17 "We Have Faith: Act Now for Climate Justice" Rally on 27 Nov 2011 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Kristen Opalinski/LUCSA) by Kristen Opalinski. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. "WORLDPEACE" is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license by Knut von Walter. knut.vonwalter.de


This work, "WORLDPEACE", is also a derivative ofNelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gauteng, on 13 May 2008. by South Africa The Good News on Flickr: Nelson Mandela.


This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Attribution is: South Africa The Good News / www.sagoodnews.co.za

"WORLDPEACE" is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license by Knut von Walter. knut.vonwalter.de


This work, "WORLDPEACE", is also a derivative of

Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States.

Source is: www.dodmedia.osd.mil/DVIC_View…

This image is a work of an employee of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

"WORLDPEACE" is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license by Knut von Walter.knut.vonwalter.de


This work, "WORLDPEACE", is also a derivative of Mother Teresa. Title is

„Foto erstellt im Ordenshaus San Gregorio in Rom“

Author is Manfredo Ferrari This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. "WORLDPEACE" is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license by Knut von Walter. knut.vonwalter.de


This work, "WORLDPEACE", is also a derivative of Tawakkul Karmann. Title is

English: Nobel Peace Prize 2011, Tawakkul Karman


Author is

Harrywad

Attribution:This photo was taken by Harry Wad.
Harry Wad, some rights reserved.

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


Attribution: Photo: Harry Wad

"WORLDPEACE" is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license by Knut von Walter. knut.vonwalter.de




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Buddha Shakyamuni turning the wheel of the Dharma by Lotuskunst94
Buddha Shakyamuni turning the wheel of the Dharma

This painting depicts Buddha Shakyamuni turning the wheel of the Dharma.

Buddhism is a religion and philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha (Pāli/Sanskrit "the awakened one") or Buddha Shakyamuni. Buddha Shakyamuni who was born as a prince in Lumbini, in modern day Nepal, lived and taught in the northeastern Indian subcontinent sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by adherents as an awakened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end suffering, achieve nirvana, and escape what is seen as a cycle of suffering and rebirth known as SAMSARA. Two major branches of Buddhism are recognized: Theravada ("The School of the Elders") and Mahayana ("The Great Vehicle"). The most well known Buddhist master of our time is in my opinion the Nobel-peace prize laureate of 1989, H.H. Dalai Lama from Tibet.

The Thangka is showing Buddha Shakyamuni in the center turning the wheel of Dharma. This refers to him teaching the Hinayana and the Mahayana to his disciples. Above him in the upper left corner of the painting is Buddha Vajradhara, who is in nature one with Buddha Shakyamuni. He is responsible for the most capable students , to whom he can expound the tantric teachings of the Vajarayana.

The thangka is painted with red pigment ink on golden gouache. Material is paper, size is approximately A3

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SAMSARA by Lotuskunst94
SAMSARA
Samsāra (Sanskrit, ) is a Buddhist term that literally means "wheel" and is commonly translated as, "cyclic existence",or "cycle of existence". Within Buddhism, samsara is defined as the continual repetitive cycle of birth and death that arises from ordinary beings' grasping and fixating on a self and experiences. Specifically, samsara refers to the process of cycling through one rebirth after another within the six realms of existence, where each realm can be understood as physical realm or a psychological state characterized by a particular type of suffering. Samsara arises out of avidya (ignorance) and is characterized by dukkha (suffering). In the Buddhist view, liberation from samsara is possible by following the Buddhist path.
Impermanence (Pāli:anicca; Sanskrit:anitya): is one of the essential doctrines in Buddhism. The term expresses the Buddhist notion that all of conditioned existence, without exception, is in a constant state of flux. The link that holds the concepts of Samsara and Impermanence together is, that in my opinion, as long as Impermanence is not fully understood,oneself is in Samsara. However if one can realize it, one is in Nirvana.
The Tag I did with Letraset Markers on Copic Bleedproof Marker Pad-paper . Size is 10cm x 22 cm
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Malen für den Frieden


Da ich praktizierender Buddhist und Schüler von S.H. Dalai Lama bin, ist es mir ein Herzensanliegen mit meiner Kunst die positive Botschaft von Seiner Heiligkeit in meiner Umwelt zu verbreiten.

Denn meiner Meinung nach setzt sich S.H. Dalai Lama wie kein Zweiter auf diesem Planeten für den Weltfrieden ein. Er ist der populärste Friedensnobelpreisträger, der noch lebt, und bereist unermüdlich die ganze Erde, um eine Ethik zu verbreiten, die nicht an Religionen gebunden ist. Diese Ethik, die er auch als menschliche Werte bezeichnet, beinhaltet Liebe und Mitgefühl für alle Wesen, Toleranz, Vergebung, Zufriedenheit mit dem was man hat, Selbstdisziplin und Gewaltlosigkeit.

Als Praktizierender einer Religion ist es S.H. Dalai Lama wichtig, die Förderung von religiöser Harmonie und Verständigung unter allen großen Weltreligionen voran zu treiben.

In meiner Kunst spiegeln sich diese Statements von S.H. Dalai Lama besonders in meiner klassischen buddhistischen Ikonographie wieder. Diese, auch Thangkamalerei genannt, ist innerhalb der buddhistischen Tradition von zentraler Bedeutung, da jeder Thangka für den übenden Buddhisten, eine Landkarte auf dem Weg zur Erleuchtung darstellt. Deswegen ist die Ikonometrie, die Wissenschaft der heiligen Proportionen, bei der Thangakmalerei von größter Wichtigkeit. Nur wenn ein Thangka sich in Proportionen und Farben präzise an die Ikonometrie hält, ist er verwendbar und gilt als gelungen.

Darüber hinaus sind auch meine Lotusstillleben buddhistischer Natur. Denn der Lotus gilt als eine heilige Pflanze im Buddhismus. Da er aus dem großem Dreck und Schlamm, Sinnbild für den Kreislauf des Leidens, auch Samsara genannt, zu größter Schönheit und Reinheit heranwächst . Dies symbolisiert die Erleuchtung, die Befreiung von allem Leid.

Aber auch die Bedeutung meine Vanitas-Stillleben ist vom Buddhismus geprägt. Denn ich habe diese Kunstform, die eigentlich aus der christlichen Malerei des Barock, zur Zeit des dreißigjährigen Krieges stammt, buddhistisch interpretiert.

Gemeinsam haben diese Bilder christlicher Meister mit meinen Kunstwerken, dass die Vergänglichkeit, die Natur allen Irdischen Daseins ist, und dass es aber möglich ist, sie durch die Mystik aller großen Weltreligionen zu transzendieren.

Außerdem ist mein Writername bei der Erstellung von Graffitischriftzügen, Samsara(der Ozean des Leidens.) Dieser verdeutlicht die erste noble Wahrheit von Buddha Shakyamuni, dass alles Leben Leiden ist. Allerdings symbolisiert dies auch die dritte noble Wahrheit, nämlich dass es einen Ausweg aus dem Leiden, und zwar Nirvana, gibt.

Auch wenn meine künstlerischen Fähigkeiten gering sind und ich mich in meiner Malerei noch als Anfänger sehe, so ist es mir doch von größter Wichtigkeit, dass die Thematiken und Konzepte meiner Bilder die Botschaft von S.H. Dalai Lama wieder spiegeln. Denn S.H. Dalai Lama persönlich 1995 zu begegnen gehört für mich immer noch zu den wichtigsten und weitreichendsten Ereignissen in meinem Leben.

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After graduating from German Gymnasium in 1994 I travelled for 6 months to India, and there I came first in my life in contact with Buddhism and thangkapainting. In India I met in 1995 the fascinating personality of H.H. Dalai Lama. in Dharamsala. In retrospect I can say, that the blessing of this holy man changed my life deeply in a positive way. During the 3 months I stayed close to him in Dharamsala I got blessed by him 3 times during a public blessing, which was a peak experience of my lifetime!!! Also I started to study the Dharma and I began with meditation. In Dharamsala I met a few Tibetan thangkapainters and from there on I was absolutely fascinated by their artwork. Also I got the beautifully illustrated book of Robert Beer into my hands Life of the 84 Mahasiddhas and I was thrilled!
From India I brought a couple of buddhist art-books, but I started painting thangkas in an autodidactic way not before 2005.My first Thangka was a Padmasambhava. In the meantime I am in the happy situation that I get teachings on how to paint thangkas by Juliane Eichberg at Aryatara Institut in Munich www.aryatara.de/. Juliane Eichberg is in the tradition of the Tibetan painter Thargeyla in Kathmandu and Andy Weber, one of the most renowned western thangka painters. She is teaching me in Menri Style. Over the years I painted a few thangkas. My most important ones are the 8 manifestations of Padmasambhava. Which I painted in 2 different techniques. First I did them with watercolours and then I did them again with red ink on golden gouache. Through the blessings of H.H. Dalai Lama,the most popular Nobel peace prize laureate, who is still alive, I encountered in 1997 my beloved root lama H.H. Khordong Terchen Tulku Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche. The root lama is the master, who gives one the most important and essential teachings. For me H.H. Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche was also the one who touched me most deeply.
H.H. Dalai Lama and H.H. Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche are my most important sources of inspiration for my artwork. Because only through them I learned the art of meditation which is vital for me in my artwork. Painting means meditation for me. Since I love to meditate, painting means deep fulfilment for me. For artistic guidance and inspiration I would like to thank especially Angela Sandl for her assistance and guidance regarding my art , and of course my thangka painting teacher Juliane Eichberg. If there is one of the few things I seem to have understood in the study of classical thangkapainting and Mahayana Buddhism, it is for sure the platonic interpretation of Sokrates:”I know, that I do not know....
For all the mistakes I committed, I do beg the dharmaprotectors for pardon. May all sentient beings fulfil their potential of inner peace and harmony.

SARWA MANGALAM
Knut von Walter
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I am doing a Watcher's feature journal
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Thank you for watching, great collection of art pieces you have here! :)
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nicko025 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I guess you will like, it's a thangka painting which I modified a little. 
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thanks for the watch.
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Thank you very much for admitting me to your artgroup. Really I do appreciate this a lot.
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You do great art...
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