The citrus fruit called Buddha's hand or fingered citron
, which "looks like a cross between a giant lemon and a squid, and can perfume a room for weeks with its mysterious fragrance," is currently in season in the northern hemisphere. Lacking pulp and juice, it does have long, pointed "fingers" full of curious non-bitter white pith. The skin is yellow and smells like flowers and bright lemon. [more inside]
posted by purpleclover
on Dec 5, 2012 -
Jack Conway, a candidate
for United States Senate, is catching flak from Democrats and Tea-Partiers alike, for airing an attack ad
against his opponent, Rand Paul
that brings up some bizarre dirt
published in GQ a few months back. At a debate between the two candidates Sunday, Paul refused to shake Conway's hand at the end. Today, the National Republican Senatorial Committee released a response
to the Aqua Buddha
ad. [more inside]
posted by krysalist
on Oct 20, 2010 -
Nebraska-born musician Christiaan Virant
was in Beijing performing drone-like ambient music with his Chinese collaborator Zhang Jian, under the name FM3
(mostly in Chinese); as pioneers of the electronic movement in China, most of their money came from sound installations at art galleries, which entailed wiring up rooms with sound equipment. Mulling a simpler and cheaper way of doing this, Virant was wandering around a Buddhist temple in southwest China when he spotted a little plastic box on the altar
(one such possible example), piping out loops of the tinny, digitized chants played endlessly at such places. Intrigued, he found two of the devices in the temple gift shop and bought both. The idea of an instant sound installation was born. That was almost four years ago
. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jan 17, 2009 -
(Flash interface.) The Rubin Museum of Art
in New York City has launched a website that allows you to pore over and compare Tibetan Buddhist artwork from their exhibits. Use the "Decode" feature to pick paintings apart and learn about their intricate components.
See also: their ambitious
calendar of events.
posted by hermitosis
on Aug 17, 2006 -
-- such a sweet-looking kid, the smile on the face of a future suicide. Sad
-- "If she only knew then how things would turn out…" Sad
-- "I chose to kill her." Sad
-- "You could see her personality break through the coma." Life is dukkha
, said the Buddha -- a Pali term that means something like "suffering" or "the incapability of satisfaction." (Or as Mick Jagger put it, "I can't get no...") Here's the tangible evidence
posted by digaman
on May 3, 2006 -
The Buddha project
"The Buddha Project encourages people worldwide to participate by submitting photos of found Buddha, sacred Buddha, ancient Buddha, kitschy Buddha, handmade Buddha"
posted by dhruva
on Feb 7, 2006 -
The Buddha's daughter
"There is, religiously speaking, no reason that Renji
should attract devotion. Her father's position as an incarnation of the Buddha is not hereditary. Nevertheless, large numbers of Tibetans treat her as an object of reverence in her own right."
posted by dhruva
on Nov 12, 2005 -
Rub the lucky Buddha and.....
It dispenses - Darwin's Origin of Species
, Marcus Aurelius' Meditations
, Voltaire's Candide
, Loren Eiseley's The Immense Journey
, Huxley's Doors of Perception
, Lewis Carrol's Through the Looking Glass
, Thomas Paine's Common Sense, The Age of Reason, Rights of Man, and Crisis #1
, Buckminster Fuller's Grunch of Giants
, Descartes' Discourse on method...
, biographies of St. Francis
and Joan of Arc
, Twain's The Grateful Poodle
, and more...
posted by troutfishing
on Dec 8, 2003 -
'I Feel A Great, Personal Loss' Conservationist Rakhaldas Sengupta spent nine years restoring the world's tallest Buddha statues...
This has been covered by MeFi before but Sengupta has a perspective on the statues that hasn't come to light yet. To think that the Taleban is destroying these 1700 year old statues breaks my heart. I hope I never understand the reasoning of religious zealots.
posted by gen
on Mar 9, 2001 -