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ON SACRIFICE:

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
Mohandas Gandhi

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.
T. S. Eliot

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
John Burroughs

Artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.
Morihei Ueshiba

“Whatever you do, make it an offering to me — the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering.”
Bhagavad Gita quotes

The sacrifice which causes sorrow to the doer of the sacrifice is no sacrifice. Real sacrifice lightens the mind of the doer and gives him a sense of peace and joy. The Buddha gave up the pleasures of life because they had become painful to him.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.”
Thomas Merton

“Forgivness is The ultimate sacrifice.
Eloquence belongs, To the conqueror.”
AmazinM Serj Tankian quotes

“Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.”
Henri Frederic Amiel

The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.
John Foster Dulles

As soon as sacrifice becomes a duty and necessity to mankind. I see no limit to the horizon which opens before him.
Author: Ernest Renan

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Self-sacrifice is never entirely unselfish, for the giver never fails to receive.
Dolores E. Mcguire

Digita Art
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abstract, angel, angels, duty, jesus, love, sacrifice, spirituality, virtue, virtues

I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosabout 4 years ago

    We could try to find how the word has been created…
    “sacro-fice”….for me…and this is a reasoning…“sacro” means that which is spiritual and had an special soul meaning, and “fici” reminds me of the latin, Facere…or ficit..or anything that would means…“do”…(do not forget that Spanish is mch related with greek and latin)..so in the end it would mean “that which is done with an spiritual intention” (more or less). So a sacrifice is like that, an action taken to overcome the barriers of individualism, sometimes, seen as a logical selfish way of preserving life and possesions, either in a material way or even unmaterial way. What is emanating is greater than the personal needs. And the sacrifice can be turned into a groupal celebration, where the sacrificed one is passive sometimes, or really active, or can be perfect in discretion, not knowing but our own soul, how this sacrifice is being done. In any way…it is related to self-giving, self-acting towards an inner-outer goal. And mostly is a conscience full energy.
    Rosa (I love your words and your work.This Christ, considered the epithome of the sacrifice in the spiritual life of the occidental world, is being comforted and sustained by angels. It is not cross hunged and I am glad you have found and chosen this image..for it is so original. You see..he does not seem eager to leave the earthly realm..and is enjoying his materiality as well as the emerging spirituality of his being. Love the use of light to give enhace to different parts of his being..like the the head and the limbs..It is really interesting)

  • DEAREST ROSA…
    SO SORRY FOR THE LATENESS OF THIS REPLY…YOU SEE…I DID NOT POST IT RIGHT INITIALLY (SEE THE FOLLOWING POST)….

    SO I WILL REPOST HERE TO SHOW YOU WHAT MY REPLY WAS…
    AS I ALWAYS ADORE YOUR COMMENTS..
    I DIDNT WANT YOU TO THINK I HAD IGNORED IT….

    ORIGINAL POST….

    WOW….

    THANK YOU DEAR ROSA FOR THAT INFORMED AND INTERESTING TRANSLATION OF THE WORD SACRIFICE….IT IS ALWAYS SO WONDERFUL TO ME TO KNOW THE ROOT OF A WORD…IT GIVE A BROADER AND FULLER UNDERSTANDING TO THE TRUE MEANING OF WHAT IS BEING SAID OR PORTRAYED.

    AND MOST ESPECIALLY IN THIS INSTANCE IT IS AMAZING….
    “SPIRITUAL – DO”

    THE LITERAL MEANING SHOWS IT IS AN ACTIVE THING, “A DOING”…
    AND A SPIRITUAL ONE AT THAT…
    NOT MEARLY RITUAL OR RELIGIOUS….

    BUT TRUELY WHAT EMANATES FROM THE CORE OF OUR VERY BEING.

    IN THE QUOTES I ADDED I WAS TRYING TO GIVE THIS MESSAGE…
    THAT IT IS NOT MERELY A CHRIST THING …OR EVEN A CHRISTIAN THING…BUT A THING WHICH IS THAT WHICH ALL BEINGS FROM WHATEVER PATH THEY MAY BE ON…. MUST EMANATE AND CAN EMULATE….

    THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH…YOUR COMMENTS ARE ALWAYS ADDING TO THE MEANING OF WHAT I AM PORTRAYING …AND I LOVE THAT MY DEAR ROSA….:)

    – Tammera

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 4 years ago

    WOW….

    THANK YOU DEAR ROSA FOR THAT INFORMED AND INTERESTING TRANSLATION OF THE WORD SACRIFICE….IT IS ALWAYS SO WONDERFUL TO ME TO KNOW THE ROOT OF A WORD…IT GIVE A BROADER AND FULLER UNDERSTANDING TO THE TRUE MEANING OF WHAT IS BEING SAID OR PORTRAYED.

    AND MOST ESPECIALLY IN THIS INSTANCE IT IS AMAZING….
    “SPIRITUAL – DO”

    THE LITERAL MEANING SHOWS IT IS AN ACTIVE THING, “A DOING”…
    AND A SPIRITUAL ONE AT THAT…
    NOT MEARLY RITUAL OR RELIGIOUS….

    BUT TRUELY WHAT EMANATES FROM THE CORE OF OUR VERY BEING.

    IN THE QUOTES I ADDED I WAS TRYING TO GIVE THIS MESSAGE…
    THAT IT IS NOT MERELY A CHRIST THING …OR EVEN A CHRISTIAN THING…BUT A THING WHICH IS THAT WHICH ALL BEINGS FROM WHATEVER PATH THEY MAY BE ON…. MUST EMANATE AND CAN EMULATE….

    THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH…YOUR COMMENTS ARE ALWAYS ADDING TO THE MEANING OF WHAT I AM PORTRAYING …AND I LOVE THAT MY DEAR ROSA….:)

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 4 years ago

    October 25,2010

  • THANK YOU FOR THIS HONOR…

    BUT I AM NOT SURE WHAT THIS BANNER MEANS…
    WAS IT FEATURED IN THE GROUP..

    THEN IF SO WHAT IS THE SPECIAL CHALLENGE…
    OR WAS IT IN A CHALLENGE AND ALSO FEATURED…

    SILLY ME…
    SO SORRY THAT I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS HONOR…:)

    – Tammera

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 4 years ago

    HI TAMMERA,
    THE CHALLENGE DIDN’T WORK OUT RIGHT, SO I VOIDED IT, BUT GAVE "SPECIAL CHALLENGE CERTIFICATES FOR THOSE WHO AT LEAST ENTERED.

  • AH HA…
    WELL THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY FOR THE EXPLANATION AND ALSO FOR THE WONDERFUL RECOGNITION BANNER…:)

    – Tammera

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