[Answer the Proust Questionnaire]
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On Tue, 06 Mar 18 15:59:47 UTC Dominique answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):
- What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
- To be away from the saintly persons. To not get their association.
- Where would you like to live?
- Ideally I would love to live in Italy in a beautiful villa surounded by gardens.
- What is your idea of earthly happiness?
- I do not think I desire any earthly happiness, it is actually a myth. Even if you obtain it, it won't last.
- To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
- Ignorance and badly placed good intentions.
- Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
- Those people who work together with enthusiasm and passion.
- Who are your favorite characters in history?
- Delacroix the artist but more to the point, the vaishnava philosophers.
- Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
- A friend of mine who built an entire temple and temple life with her husband.
- Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
- Drupadi, Yashoda and Radharani...but they are not fiction. Who can understand that?
- Your favorite painter?
- Your favorite musician?
- The quality you most admire in a man?
- Intelligence and determination.
- The quality you most admire in a woman?
- Intelligence and beauty, kindness and gentleness.
- Your favorite virtue?
- Self realized
- Your favorite occupation?
- Painting and sharing my knowledge through writing or talking.
- Who would you have liked to be?
- A man and more specifically a sannyasi
- Your most marked characteristic?
- To be a good example of determination and spiritual realizations.
- What do you most value in your friends?
- determination, charisma, and intelligence, as well as kindness.
- What is your principle defect?
- Pride and no gentleness.
- What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
- To be abandoned sick in an hospital bed, among strangers and ignorant doctors.
- What would you like to be?
- A wealthy artist and great mind.
- What is your favorite color?
- aqua blue
- What is your favorite flower?
- A rose
- What is your favorite bird?
- the green parrot of india
- Who are your favorite prose writers?
- Who are your favorite poets?
- Who are your heroes in real life?
- Swami Narasingha and Srila Prabhupada
- Who are your favorite heroines of history?
- I do not have one
- What are your favorite names?
- Krishna, Radha and Rama
- What is it you most dislike?
- I do not like my animal qualities which control my tongue and my genitals.
- What historical figures do you most despise?
- What event in military history do you most admire?
- The reign of Maharaja Yudhistira
- What natural gift would you most like to possess?
- A magic mantra allowing a gold coin to appear under my pillow every day.
- How would you like to die?
- Amount the kirtan of the devotees.
- What is your present state of mind?
- I am very anthusiastic to share what I know and need to paint most painfully.
- What is your motto?
- Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. (Democritus)
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