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.