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Peace comes from within, do not seek it without!

This is another original canvas painting of the infamous Buddha. I tried not being too cliche when I was painting this. I have 2 turtles you see and turtles bring good luck and energy, so all around my turtle tank are Buddha statues, elephant statues, and turtle figurines. The wall looked very empty. So I painted this and it is now hanging on my wall above my turtle tank. 

This is on a 12 x 16 canvas done with acrylic paint.

Here are some common quotes from Buddha below:

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

What do you think?

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