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Creation Of A Sand Mandala Made By Monks

Buddhist monks spend days creating an intricate mandala using colored sands, before destroying it in seconds.

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Creation Of A Sand Mandala Made By Monks. Buddhist monks spend days creating an intricate mandala using colored sands, before destroying it in seconds.
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Hits: 5660 | Favorites: 3 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 3.2 | Category: Arts & Literature | Date: 09/23/2012
 
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patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5718 Posts
Monday, September 24, 2012 7:41:56 AM
If you play it backwards it looks like they're snorting a bunch of coloured cocaine and moving at really high speeds only attainable when on cocaine.

CynicalGamer
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 450 Posts
Monday, September 24, 2012 4:48:02 AM
It's not like stuffing wild animals at all. One takes a work that stems from another`s process while the other kills and stuffs a once living creature.
@Thonious - why is it that the process is where the beauty lies? We don`t engage in the process so we can not benefit from the experience. However once the project is complete we can view it and apply it to our own experiences, likes and dislikes. People often throw out this line about "the process" because they think it sounds deep and philosophical but I don`t buy it. I think it is the finished piece that can bring the most joy to the world. We can`t all watch Van Gogh paint something but we can send the painting all around the world so that all can enjoy it.

Thonious
Male, 40-49, Western US
 951 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 8:03:44 PM
Spraying it with glue and placing it under glass would be like stuffing wild animals for display because you want to save them forever.

Thonious
Male, 40-49, Western US
 951 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 8:01:04 PM
Most people fail to appreciate that the beauty is not in the product, it's in the process.

sutra46
Female, 40-49, Asia
 2481 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 6:26:22 PM
Have see massive mandalas in the monesteries. You want to preserve that beauty, it's difficult thing to watch when it`s swept away. Whole process is slow, pedantic with a finality that is meaningfully memorable.
This vid though was like watching a beehive. The music was wrong and they were standing ( traditionally done on the floor) there was no sense calm.
Mandala was so pretty though.

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