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Asian Influence: Bamboo Inspired Decoration

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Asian Influence: Bamboo Inspired Decoration

It is the most environmental lighting product that make the home open and peaceful, either as an accessory in a home or integrated into a China atmosphere, Bamboo home decoration brings minimalism and flexibility. The Bamboo represents strength and the virtues of the male, reflecting a sense of perfect balance with upright integrity and tremendous flexibility, which is ideal for living room and workstation.

Lighting is one of the main applications of bamboo, which is the diffused for giving the warm glow. With the bamboo blind unique design, projects a diffused light to surrounding and creates a fusion of warm atmosphere. It’s made with bamboo leafs with the lighting paper together for creating the unique feeling for desktop lighting and perform also a home decor too. Get the unique feeling that any materials never provide for you before.

Eco-friendly Bamboo Lighting Design for Bedroom which is made with the real bamboo leafs covered with the lighting paper together, and the frame is made with bamboo too. It integrates the Japan and China elements together for making such unique effect. Which is typically good for home use especially after switch off the main lighting supply for creating the romance feeling.

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Samadhi: Non-Dualistic State of Consciousness in Buddhism

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Samadhi: Non-Dualistic State of Consciousness in Buddhism

Samadhi in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and yogic schools is a higher level of concentrated meditation, or dhyāna. In the yoga tradition, it is the eighth and final limb identified in the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali.

It has been described as a non-dualistic state of consciousness in which the consciousness of the experiencing subject becomes one with the experienced object, and in which the mind becomes still, one-pointed or concentrated though the person remains conscious. In Buddhism, it can also refer to an abiding in which mind becomes very still but does not merge with the object of attention, and is thus able to observe and gain insight into the changing flow of experience.

In Hinduism, samādhi can also refer to videha mukti or the complete absorption of the individual consciousness in the self at the time of death – usually referred to as mahasamādhi.

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The Tibetian Wheel of Life

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The Tibetian Wheel of Life

The Wheel of Life symbolizes the Tibetan Buddhist perspective on life and it contains many themes and symbols of Buddhist teachings.

The creature turns the wheel of life and it holds in its claws is Yama, a wrathful deity and the Lord of Death. Yama symbolizes the inevitability of death, samsara and the impermanence of all things. This does not lead to despair, however, because outside of the wheel is the Buddha, who shows the way to liberation (symbolized by the moon).

The inner circle of the wheel contains symbols of the three root delusions: hatred (snake), ignorance (rooster), and greed (pork).

The ring around the center is the karma, with the numbers on the left to climb to more realms of existence because of virtuous actions, and the numbers on the right descending to the lower realms of existence because of bad deeds or ignorant.

The central ring of the wheel (the areas between the spokes) symbolizes the six realms of existence. The upper half, left to right, represent the three highest spheres of life: humans, gods and demigods. The bottom half shows the three lower realms of existence: animals, hell beings and hungry ghosts.

The outer ring represents the 12 original dependent relationship, as follows:

Right next to the upper part is a blind man with his cane, which is ignorance of the true nature of the world.

Moving clockwise, a potter molding a pot symbolizes that we shape our own destiny with our actions throughout the operation of karma.

Monkey climbing a tree represents consciousness or mind, which wanders aimlessly and out of control.

Consciousness gives rise to name and form, which is symbolized by persons traveling in a boat on the river of life.

The next link is an empty house, doors and windows that symbolize the sense organs in development. Buddha has six senses: sight, smell, taste, hearing, touch and thought.

The six senses allow us to have contact with the world, which is symbolized by lovers embracing.

Contact born of feeling, which we classify as pleasant, unpleasant or neutral. Feelings are represented on the wheel like an arrow piercing the eye.

Feeling born of desire or attachment to pleasant feelings and experiences, symbolized by a couple falling in love or drinking man.

Desire or attachment leads to grasp for an object of desire, symbolized by a monkey picking fruit.

Capture the existence arises, represented by a man and woman making love.

Existence culminates in the birth (entry into the human realm), which is symbolized by a woman in childbirth.

Birth naturally leads to aging and death, which is symbolized by an old man carrying a burden.

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Abstract Art: Karma Sutra by Alfred Gockel

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Abstract Art: Karma Sutra by Alfred Gockel

German artist Alfred Gockel has a unique abstract style featuring rich, bold colors, long, fluid brushstrokes, and intense movement. Gockel sold his first artwork to a German publisher when he was 8 years old, later studying typography, graphic design and advertising.

He became a full-time painter 22 years ago, creating daring, energetic works in his trademark style. His creative range spans etching to serigraphy, and his images have been used by the porcelain, carpet and sportswear industries.

This high-quality art print is expertly produced to capture the vivid color and exceptional detail of the original.

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Chinese Dragon Year 2012 Mugs

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The Year of the Dragon

The Lunar New Year is celebrated in China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia, and Tibet, as well is in countries such as Singapore that have large Chinese populations. Christopher Livaccari of the Asia Society explains to Yahoo! Shine that it used to be celebrated widely in Japan, but now most Japanese people consider January 1st to be the main New Year’s holiday.

This year’s Lunar New Year begins on January 23, which is the first day of the first new moon of the year. It ends 15 days later on the full moon. The Chinese calendar is divided into 12 cycles each represented by a special animal. According to Chinese Astrology, this year is the year of the Dragon, the only mythical animal in the zodiac. People born in the year of the Dragon are said to be energetic, charismatic, and natural born leaders. Some famous “Dragons” include Joan of Arc, Vladimir Putin, and John Lennon.

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The Hand of Buddha Art Print

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The Hand of Buddha Art Print

the hand of buddha, buddha posters, buddhism posters, religion and spirituality, asian cultures, world cultures, asian influence

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