Say it ain’t so Dr. O’Malley…
He wasn’t getting very good story lines. And his unrequited love story with little Gray wasn’t panning out. And if they cut the lesbians out, hell, they sure as hell weren’t going to bring up a male romance for George, had he wanted to go there.
I will be sad to see him go, but the good thing is that he asked to be let out of his contract, and that unlike rumors of late, wasn’t being fired or let go for some other reason. I agree with some that he should take Denny and Izzie with him when he leaves the set.
TR Knight’s National Coming Out Day PSA
He said…”I love you too…”
The statue of Bahubali at Shravanbelgola dates from 978-993 AD.
Bahubali – (also known as Gommateshvara) was the youngest of the one hundred sons of the first Tirthankara, Lord Rishabha and king of Podanpur.
But the fact that Bahubali had to fight his brother troubled him. And so, after much contemplation, he decided to give up his kingdom and lead a life of an ascetic. The reason he took to meditation was a Thirst of truth, but – it was ego that he took meditation on his own. It is a rule in Monk’s that no matter who accepts monk hood, one who accepts it has to bow down to all other who accept before him/her, irrespective of their age. Bahubali knew that if he went to Lord Rishabdev for permission to accept Monk hood, he would have to bow down to all his 98 brothers, who accepted Monk hood before him.
So, Bahubali began meditating with great resolve to attain supreme knowledge, but did not succeed in achieving it. The reason was simple – the ego that stopped him from visiting his father’s court, did not allow him to attain this Keval Jnana .
A wonderful statue of Lord Bahubali is located atShravanabelgola in the Hassan district of Karnataka State. Shravanabelagola is a sacred place of pilgrimage to Jain. There is a splendid and lofty statue of stone on the top of a hillock there. When one stands at its foot and looks up, one sees it against the vast sky; and one feels that the sky is the most appropriate background for that statue. The figure is lofty like the sky, and again, like the sky, has no equal. And the serenity of the face is unique and uncomparable in beauty.
This statue of Gommateshwara Bahubali is carved out of a single stone. It is fifty-seven feet high. In 981 A.D.,Chavundaraya, the minister of the Ganga King Rachamalla had this statue carved. Bahubali is another name for Gommateshwara.
Bahubali is a great name in the Jain legends. His story is an example of the inner strength of the entire culture of India. He won everything from his brother and could have become an emperor, but he returned everything to the brother. Bahubali considered to be the ideal man who conquers selfishness, jealousy, pride and anger.