arjuna-vallabha:

Flooded ruins at Angkor

arjuna-vallabha:

Flooded ruins at Angkor

arjuna-vallabha:

Wood pillars, Nepal

arjuna-vallabha:

Wood pillars, Nepal

arjuna-vallabha:

Miniature of Srirangam Vaishnava temple made in ivory

arjuna-vallabha:

Miniature of Srirangam Vaishnava temple made in ivory

arjuna-vallabha:

Vishnu deity, Nepal

arjuna-vallabha:

Vishnu deity, Nepal

lich-tung:

arjuna-vallabha:

Vishnu from Nepal, repoussé technique by newari artist.

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lich-tung:

arjuna-vallabha:

Vishnu from Nepal, repoussé technique by newari artist.

lich-tung:

arjuna-vallabha:

Brahmani, hoysala style, Karnataka

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lich-tung:

arjuna-vallabha:

Brahmani, hoysala style, Karnataka

lich-tung:

centuriespast:

Durga Mahishasuramardini
Artist/maker unknown, Nepalese
18th century
Gilded copper alloy
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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lich-tung:

centuriespast:

Durga Mahishasuramardini

Artist/maker unknown, Nepalese

18th century

Gilded copper alloy

Philadelphia Museum of Art

As to the Devil, he owes everything to Milton. Dante and Tasso present us with a very gross idea of him: Milton divested him of a sting, hoofs, and horns; clothes him with the sublime grandeur of a graceful but tremendous spirit.
Percy Shelley, ‘On the Devil, and Devils’ (via elucipher)
crashinglybeautiful:

"Every work that we do, every movement of the body, every thought that we think, leaves such an impression on the mind-stuff, and even when such impressions are not obvious on the surface, they are sufficiently strong to work beneath the surface, subconsciously. What we are every moment is determined by the sum total of these impressions on the mind…. This is really what is meant by character; each man’s character is determined by the sum total of these impressions."
–Swami Vivekananda, from a wonderful little essay on the secret of work, courtesy of Brain Pickings.

crashinglybeautiful:

"Every work that we do, every movement of the body, every thought that we think, leaves such an impression on the mind-stuff, and even when such impressions are not obvious on the surface, they are sufficiently strong to work beneath the surface, subconsciously. What we are every moment is determined by the sum total of these impressions on the mind…. This is really what is meant by character; each man’s character is determined by the sum total of these impressions."

–Swami Vivekananda, from a wonderful little essay on the secret of work, courtesy of Brain Pickings.