Thursday, August 4, 2011

Collage of the Seven Deadly Sins. Animal Version

I have been having a bit of time out with a few photography groups and one of the themes presented recently was to submit seven photos representing each of the seven deadly sins.

I went over to wikipedia where I found seven animals depicting these seven vices.

After submitting the photos found in various albums of my personal photos, I uploaded the photos plus two more, I did not use originally and made this collage.

There is a link above if you wish to read about these Vices.

 

I found another list very relevant to our modern times and it is purported to have been compiled by Mohandas Gandhi.  An insightful and very compelling list, I have copied it and pasted it below for you to read.

The seven deadly sins, each represented by an animal ( Toad= avarice; snake = envy; Lion= wrath; Snail = sloth; Pig = gluttony; Goat = lust; Peacock = pride).

 

Gandhi's Seven Deadly Sins

Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi, one of the most influential figures in modern social and political activism, considered these traits to be the most spiritually perilous to humanity.

  • Wealth without Work
  • Pleasure without Conscience
  • Science without Humanity
  • Knowledge without Character
  • Politics without Principle
  • Commerce without Morality
  • Worship without Sacrifice

 

The words above seem to me to fit our present world perfectly.

Milli 11

24 comments:

  1. Very cool Milli, you've changed them a bit haven't you? What are those sins top left and bottom right and left?

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  2. I changed them in Photobucket Mia. Sorry that you could not see those explanations before.
    LOL The text was black. I think now you will understand it better if you did not view the Wiki Link.

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  3. Very cool.
    Gandhi's words are so revenant today.
    Great job and very interesting....

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  4. To answer the rest of your questions. The peacocks tails are top left and bottom right and bottom left is a might proud goat sitting in his shed.
    The photos are more symbolic now than before and quite abstract..

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  5. Thanks Sue. Actually the Words by Gandhi for me are more apt for this day and age that the originals.

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  6. A very percetive view of the modern world by Gandhi.

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  7. Now your guilty...
    of makin me smoke.....
    as the rusty gears of my brain turn....
    lol....

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  8. I think i know where those pigs are from...

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  9. Thanks Mitch. There is much wisdom in his words.

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  10. LOL come on Peter you are the original arm chair philosopher and this must be ringing true for you too!

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  11. You certainly do know Lyn.
    Join me some time for a shot when you are over.

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  12. Love your collaged effects, well done.
    I'm interested in what software you used for the image manipulation?
    I've had PhotoShop, Paint Shop Pro (do you know, my stubborn DH denies I ever had them?)
    and now only have Picasa 3. I'm always on the lookout for something useful.

    AND

    May I say how intriguing are Ghandi's "spiritually perilous traits" are?
    Have taken a copy-n-paste for a wall poster in-home.

    EDIT: Just read you used PhotoBucket. Ignore that question.8-)

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  13. My next visit may be during the September school break, so hoping for nicer weather, company to photograph with and some interesting subjects...

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  14. Thanks Lynne. The quote is a gem of wisdom for our times. I am glad I happened across it too.
    Go experience some of the creative elements of photobucket. You will enjoy them I am sure.

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  15. Thanks Lynda. A bit different I know but these days I am enjoying many facets of my photography, including this creative element I have shared above.

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  16. Excellent collection Milli. I appreciate you for this great collection. Keep it up this good work.

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  17. What you have created is a beautiful work of art. You should mat and frame this and then enter it into a photography competition. Seriously!

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  18. Creative, artistic, beautiful! Very interesting that half of the peacock's body! Not easy to pick up and say 'it's my favourite'... All those are!

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