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This is Gabriel, one of the four Archangels invoked as guardians at the cardinal points of the Circle of Invocation.  Gabriel is invoked as the Archangel of the West, representing the Element of Water.

This is Gabriel, one of the four Archangels invoked as guardians at the cardinal points of the Circle of Invocation. Gabriel is invoked as the Archangel of the West, representing the Element of Water.

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he monk Shariputra, chief disciple of the Buddha approx. 1850–1925 Burma Lacquered and gilded wood with colored glass The Avery Brundage Collection, B60S599

he monk Shariputra, chief disciple of the Buddha approx. 1850–1925 Burma Lacquered and gilded wood with colored glass The Avery Brundage Collection, B60S599

Both BOLD and BALANCED... Like the Earth, the Noble shows no resentment. Like the deep dug pillar, he is firm in vows, pious & pure. Like the pool clear, cool, and free from mud. Such one has ended this round of rebirth. Dhammapada 95  http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/KN/Dhammapada.Verse_95.story.htm  Thera Sariputta in memoriam:  The Captain of the Faith... The General of the Dhamma! http://what-buddha-said.net/library/DPPN/sa/saariputta.htm

Both BOLD and BALANCED... Like the Earth, the Noble shows no resentment. Like the deep dug pillar, he is firm in vows, pious & pure. Like the pool clear, cool, and free from mud. Such one has ended this round of rebirth. Dhammapada 95 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/KN/Dhammapada.Verse_95.story.htm Thera Sariputta in memoriam: The Captain of the Faith... The General of the Dhamma! http://what-buddha-said.net/library/DPPN/sa/saariputta.htm

c. 15th C. Tibet.  Milarepa,  founder of the Kagyu lineage, is perceived by Tibetans of all orders as the archetypal yogin and is held in the highest esteem for his heroic quest for knowledge. His parted lips suggest the songs for which he is renown. The skullcup in his left hand is a symbol of the transient nature of existence.

c. 15th C. Tibet. Milarepa, founder of the Kagyu lineage, is perceived by Tibetans of all orders as the archetypal yogin and is held in the highest esteem for his heroic quest for knowledge. His parted lips suggest the songs for which he is renown. The skullcup in his left hand is a symbol of the transient nature of existence.

Milarepa (1052-1135)

Milarepa (1052-1135)

Rabi'a al-Basri: Sufi Saint Dates: 717-801(CE)  Country: Iraq  About Rabi’a Al-Basri, the first female Sufi saint and poet in Islam, set forth the doctrine of “Divine Love.”

Rabi'a al-Basri: Sufi Saint Dates: 717-801(CE) Country: Iraq About Rabi’a Al-Basri, the first female Sufi saint and poet in Islam, set forth the doctrine of “Divine Love.”

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