Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Om Mani Padme Hum


I finally took the time to do another painting!!

I love everything about this one: the bright colors, the peacefulness (that I hope it envokes)... Here are some symbolic meanings to go along with it (cause I love me some symbolism):

"The main characteristics of the elephant are his strength and steadfastness. There for it becomes a symbol of physical and mental strength, as well as responsibility and earthiness.

"In buddhism the elephant is a symbol of mental strenth. At the beginning of one's practice the uncontrolled mind is symbolised by a gray elephant who can run wild any moment and destroy everything on his way. After practising dharma and taming one's mind, the mind which is now brought under control is symbolised by a white elephant strong and powerful, who can be directed whereever one wishes and destroy all the obstacles on his way."

-taken from here.

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