niki-van-awesome:

spring-loaded-jesus-candles:

fireghostshigher:

A quick PSA, because working in a New Age store I realize a lot of people don’t know this.  Keep in mind this is the simple version.

The fella on the left-hand side, that’s Gautama Buddha, the Buddha, the central figure in Buddhism.  Note that he is not considered a god, but a teacher and spiritual leader, the first to attain Enlightenment in his era.  Note also how thin he is.  This is because the Buddha fasted a lot.  He was born Siddhartha Gautama.  Buddha is a title, and not actually his name.

The fella on the right-hand side is not Buddha.  This is a common misconception in the West.  That is Hotai (or Budai or Hotei depending on the language), a Buddhist monk from China and folkloric hero.  Hotai is thought by many to be a Buddha, but he is not the Buddha.  Unlike Buddha, Hotai actually is revered as a god in Chinese folklore, although not in Buddhist practice.

This post is based on things I’ve been taught by my Buddhist coworker but if I forgot or mixed up something important and you are Buddhist and you notice, please let me know.

This has been an informational post.  Have a nice day.

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD EVERYONE READ THIS. READ IT. LEARN IT. PREACH IT.

I AM SO TIRED OF EVERYONE BELIEVING THIS MISCONCEPTION.

As a sometimes-student of (mainly Chinese/East Asian) Buddhist art, I can attest to this

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alternativeblackgirl:

jatel0:

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http://www.alleng.ru/ 
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Reblog to save a life.

September 22. Nothing.
Franz Kafka, Diaries 1914-1923  (via neko-loid)

hueva-york:

blog-de-beaux-arts:

Art movements


*white art movements

hueva-york:

blog-de-beaux-arts:

Art movements

*white art movements

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When I found out the Met has titled their gala “Chinese Whispers.”

whenyouworkatamuseum:

The 2015 Met Gala is to be called "Chinese Whispers.” 

My hot take: 

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In case you were never a child, or are not from the US, “Chinese Whispers” is also the frowned-upon title of a children’s game (which most US kids know as Telephone).

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Maybe the phrase is less hot button in other countries, but it’s considered quite insensitive to use that phrase in the US. Since the Met is a US museum, I get to make fun of them for this, along with the rest of the internet. 

Why was the game called Chinese Whispers, and why is that usage racist? Because back in the day, the word “Chinese” was used as a synonym for being unclear or being incomprehensible, and a “Chinese Whisper” basically means “to gossip.” Wow, what a flattering umbrella underwhich we will celebrate a culture! 

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And there’s like, no chance, at all, that this will turn into a massive culturally insensitive sideshow, right?

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Right. That would never happen.

Counterpoint: ”Chinese whispers” can refer to repeated tellings of a story, each one differing slightly from the previous, so that the final version has only a slight resemblance to the original. The Gala will celebrate how Chinese aesthetics have influenced art and design. 

My point: You’re celebrating cultural appropriation, not the culture. Also, why is the full title of this thing "Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film and Fashion.” There are other Eastern cultures in Asia. Obviously the intent here to celebrate Chinese culture, but it’s dismissive to pretend they alone embody the culture of the east.

Counterpoint: SHUT UP 

My Counterpoint: NO YOU SHUT UP 

And so on. Because that’s how the internet works. 

PS: Met employees, are they gonna let you attend this year? 


champagne4theepain:

FKA twigs covers Sam Smith’s Stay With Me in the Live Lounge

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andreii-tarkovsky:

in the mood for clean! 

andreii-tarkovsky:

in the mood for clean! 

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halftheskymovement:

A feminist group based in Guangzhou, China staged an online protest against the sexual exploitation of women in the workplace, revealing a photograph with a message boldly written in red on a whiteboard behind them: “My vagina does not come free with my labor.” More words were written on the women’s thighs, reiterating: “Not freebies.” 
The campaign was in response to a recent fatal rape case involving a 20-year-old woman at a state-owned company who was asked by her boss to a dinner. She was sexually assaulted by her boss’s friend and died as a result of her injuries.“Don’t ask your staff to provide part-time escort services. Women should only be asked to provide knowledge or technical skills in the workplace, but not other things,” says Ye Haiyan, an advocate of women’s and children’s rights.
Read more via The New York Times.

halftheskymovement:

A feminist group based in Guangzhou, China staged an online protest against the sexual exploitation of women in the workplace, revealing a photograph with a message boldly written in red on a whiteboard behind them: “My vagina does not come free with my labor.” More words were written on the women’s thighs, reiterating: “Not freebies.” 

The campaign was in response to a recent fatal rape case involving a 20-year-old woman at a state-owned company who was asked by her boss to a dinner. She was sexually assaulted by her boss’s friend and died as a result of her injuries.“Don’t ask your staff to provide part-time escort services. Women should only be asked to provide knowledge or technical skills in the workplace, but not other things,” says Ye Haiyan, an advocate of women’s and children’s rights.

Read more via The New York Times.


slashandburn:

untitled-1991:

dustulator:

J.W Anderson FW 2012/Kei from Akira

omg i forgot about this

!!!

slashandburn:

untitled-1991:

dustulator:

J.W Anderson FW 2012/Kei from Akira

omg i forgot about this

!!!




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