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08/08/08: red flares for Tibet joined by red candles all over the world
MountEverest.net[Tuesday, July 22, 2008 12:42]
Interestingly enough, the final ignition happens to take place not only on the Chinese Olympics inauguration, but also on a date that spells out 08/08/08. Right Association; Right Knowledge; Right Effort; Right Mindfulness; Right Speech, Right Behavior, Right Absorption - and the Right Livelihood! That's the 8 truths of the Dharma wheel.
Interestingly enough, the final ignition happens to take place not only on the Chinese Olympics inauguration, but also on a date that spells out 08/08/08. Right Association; Right Knowledge; Right Effort; Right Mindfulness; Right Speech, Right Behavior, Right Absorption - and the Right Livelihood! That's the 8 truths of the Dharma wheel.
Friday August 8 at 1 pm, hundreds of red flares will be lit on top of mountains, hills, skyscrapers, and other monuments in Europe, America (North and South) and Asia.

This will be the second (and final) step of project Sad Smoky Mountains, conceived by Alberto Peruffo and Fattoria Artistica Antersass. One day earlier, on August 7, people around the world will also light a candle in solidarity with the people of Tibet.

The eight truths

The two initiatives, Sadsmokymountains.net and candle4tibet.org have now merged to send an even stronger message, creating a "Light Protest" on a world scale.

Interestingly enough, the final ignition happens to take place not only on the Chinese Olympics inauguration, but also on a date that spells out 08/08/08.

Number eight is very important to Buddhists. Right Association; Right Knowledge; Right Effort; Right Mindfulness; Right Speech, Right Behavior, Right Absorption and the Right Livelihood are the 8 truths of the Dharma wheel.

You might recall ExWeb's story Eighteen-fold Path to Chomolungma Nirvana – the Routes of Mount Everest where Pete Poston borrows from Siddhartha Gautama's Noble Eightfold Path describing the way to understanding the truth about all things. Together with the Four Noble Truths it constitutes the gist of Buddhism.

Find details on Sadsmokymountains.net if you want to join. All it takes is a red flare or a red candle, a camera and...the right effort!

TAKE A SMOKE SIGNAL AND COLOR THE SKY RED (The Sad Smoky Mountains) <a href=http://www.antersass.it/sadsmokymountains/first_ignition_photos.htm" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a> for more Photos
TAKE A SMOKE SIGNAL AND COLOR THE SKY RED (The Sad Smoky Mountains) CLICK HERE for more Photos
Berlin, Paris, New York, Rome - Italian artist/climber Alberto Peruffo wants red flares lit in all these cities. The simple civil action will result in a monumental work of art and you are invited: lit a red flare on a high terrace or roof of any skyscraper, ancient architectural structure or tall building anywhere in the world. Send the pic to Alberto.

The title of the resulting poster will be "Lit Your Own Flame" and the manifest, along with other art forms planned for the event, will be an alternative to the Chinese Olympic torch, with the red smoke around the world aimed to show global support for human rights and Tibet.

The project has grown into a mega event. On May 11 - in the first ignition phase - more than 100 summits were involved.

Final Ignition is set for the official Olympics inauguration day, August 8th, 2008, regardless of weather. At 1 pm local time, synchronized (as far as possible) flares will smoke from mountains tops, hills, in cities, on and around monuments.
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