One version (the one reproduced at Shugborough) shows a group of Arcadian shepherds meditating upon
a tomb in the woods.
The word penitentiary stems from the Quaker concept of imprisonment being one of doing penance for crime in meditating upon
the evil of one's criminal ways.
In Germany, this is still the usual way of meditating upon
By facing death, meditating upon
death, and ultimately embracing death, the Vedantist overcomes a normal instinctual fear with the courage of religious conviction, the strength of spiritual practice, and the ground of philosophical reason.
"My hope," Phillips says, "is that when looking at my paintings, viewers are drawn to the image by the realistic elements, only to find themselves meditating upon
the imaginative possibilities they slowly uncover." He cites a quote from Carl Jung as summing up his approach to creating--and looking at--art: "Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.
In my opinion, this book is not only worth reading, it is worth meditating upon
. It makes sense out of life, even mine and yours.
Pat Rogers's study of Boswell and Johnson's traversing of the Highlands of Scotland is a folder of congruent essays which is more interested in meditating upon
arresting or incommensurable particulars than in promoting a single argument.
Turn porro puer, ut saevis proiectus ab undis." The painting also included an armed man of robust aspect, to indicate the hot-bloodedness of youth, as well as a boy disputing with philosophers (perhaps an echo of The Education of Marcus Aurelius?), an old woman, and a naked old man meditating upon
The salutary effects of meditating upon
the life of St.