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:: 繁华,不过是一掬细沙 ::

It started with this table.

And ended with this table.

Beginning February 26, 2001,
The Ven. Tenzin Thutop and the Ven. Tenzin Deshek,
Two Buddhist monks from the Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca, New York
Will construct a five-and-a-half foot Medicine Buddha sand mandala
I the Ackland's Yager Gallery of Asian Art.

This process will conclude by March 21,
Though the mandala will continue to be on display through June 8, 2001.

On that day, the monks will dismantle the mandala and
Deposit the sand in a body of water.

This process symbolizes the transience of life
And the ideal of nonattachment to the material world.

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what a powerful statement - that for all our hoarding of material wealth, our carefully crafted reputation, all of it will just go one day.

the monks must have really trained themselves not to be moved, no tinge of sadness and regret, when their beautiful mandala is wiped out, performance after performance.

色即是空也. is this what u're trying to say? along with that all things are transient, like you mentioned.

the monastery's actually really nearby, lol!

Very beautiful.....the art of impermanence....Powerful message yet it is not meant to linger for too long...

wow..thats powerful and very interesting! Materialistic gains are nv permanent...and by being non- attached to it, we save pain, jealousy, disappointments and many more!

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