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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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