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Wed Sep 17

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Tue Sep 16
trms:

This simple fact may be the most important thing to understand about today’s economy: Around 1999, growth in the United States economy stopped translating to growth in middle-class incomes. 

trms:

This simple fact may be the most important thing to understand about today’s economy: Around 1999, growth in the United States economy stopped translating to growth in middle-class incomes. 

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archiemcphee:

This spectacular white building is called Wat Rong Khun or The White Temple. It’s a Buddhist temple located in Northern Thailand just outside the city of Chiang Rai. Designed by Thai visual artist Chalermchai Kositpipat in 1997, The White Temple is an awesome blend of traditional Thai architecture and both beautiful and grotesque surreal elements. It’s as much a work of art as it is a building devoted to learning and meditation.

"To reach the temple you have to walk over a bridge over a moat filled with innumerable sculptures of out-reaching arms, apparently symbolizing desire. Once inside, you will be greeted not by traditional Buddha life scenarios but by contemporary scenes and icons of popular culture. Instead of paintings of heroes fighting demons, the artist decided to take contemporary manifestations of good and evil and put it into a Buddhist context. Murals of Batman, Superman, Predator and even Keanu Reeves as Neo from The Matrix are seen in the interior."

Although it’s already an incredibly impressive sight, Wat Rong Khun is still a work in progress. The temple sits on 3 acres of property that will eventually include a phra ubosot (prayer room), pagoda, hermitage, crematorium, monastery hall, preaching hall, museum, pavilion and rest room facilities.

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viewapart:

…White Temple (Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai) 3 - The Good Giant 

viewapart:

…White Temple (Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai) 3 - The Good Giant 

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Laniakea: Our home supercluster

Mind blowing.

explore-blog:

A truly spectacular read on the art of solitude, increasingly misunderstood and rare in our age of compulsive connectivity.

explore-blog:

A truly spectacular read on the art of solitude, increasingly misunderstood and rare in our age of compulsive connectivity.

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Mon Sep 15
People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That’s not the idea at all. The idea of karma is that you continually get the teachings that you need to open your heart. To the degree that you didn’t understand in the past how to stop protecting your soft spot, how to stop armoring your heart, you’re given this gift of teachings in the form of your life, to give you everything you need to open further.  Pema Chödrön (via purplebuddhaproject)
There’s a lot of fun to be had in the gaps between ideas.
That’s what they’re made for!
John Ashbery (via axelrod)
A great American poet, John Ashbery, wrote that tomorrow is easy, but today is uncharted. He put his finger on our real weakness. It is not our ignorance of the future which is incurable. It is our failure to understand the present. John Gray - Heresies Against Progress & Other Illusions (via themoralmindset)

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colin-vian:

  Chaïm Soutine (1893 - 1943) La Jeune Anglaise, 1934 Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris

colin-vian:

  Chaïm Soutine (1893 - 1943) La Jeune Anglaise, 1934 Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris

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