Skip to comments.Small boy mistakes Jersey City sand mandala for playground, destroys hours of work
Posted on 04/25/2014 4:11:58 PM PDT by SMGFan
Jersey City received a lesson on the impermanence of life a bit earlier than planned today, when a toddler mistook a Buddhist sand mandala for a playground this morning, smudging the center and sides and almost destroying days of painstaking work.
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Grownups upset cause some kid messed up their sand castle?
must have been a hate crime/s
maybe the Monks told the kid to “Pound Sand”
Many lessons were learned.
First, watch your children.
Second, something that fragile should be guarded constantly.
The purpose of the Mandala is to be destroyed soon after creation. The creator learns to let go of material objects and to ultimately seek something higher.
I’ve always found keeping them on display like this goes against the entire principle.
Sometimes kids know better than we do
Confucius says never go to bathroom when little boy is around your sand art.
Obama should give this kid a job in his cabinet
Oh Well To Fen Bad
Actually I say good for the young man....boys and sand are meant to create a play ground
It’s beautiful. I’ve seen them in museums as temporary installations.
Could we put 10 crosses up to celebrate the naturalization of some ohhhhh.... Italians?
Yes, that’s my understanding of the Mandala as well. I suspect the monks saw the unexpected event as part of the natural workings of the universe and took it in stride.
Impermanence is the lesson of the sand mandala so I’m sure they saw it as just that.
I thought the whole point of these things is that they are fleeting.
And that’s why we can’t have nice things!
Wangdu? Word association =
All life is transitory.
An object lesson for the Buddhists.
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