Welcome to the forum.Thank you for the clairification. Nice to meet you. I have never met a Rabbi before. What does it say under your name in Hebrew?
Welcome to the forum.
The Hebrew reads HaRav Yonah Ben Z'karyah - Rabbi Jonah son of Zechariah - which is my Hebrew name.
You're one of the few people who haven't asked me if, based upon my screen name, I am actually a rabbi. To be clear, yes I am.
The "monkey mind" is a simile for the mind untrained by Buddhist discipline, including but not limited to meditation. It is found in Buddhist scriptures, said to go back to the Buddha himself.
The robes indicate renunciation of householder life - these are homeless people. The robes were originally sewn together from discarded scraps of cloth and dyed a uniform color using whatever dye was available - the forest monks mentioned by @_Hermes_ still sometimes use the marrow of a certain tree, yielding brownish dye. Maroon, any saffron yellow are also common. Some colors are explicitly disallowed in the monastic rules.
Interesting! A group of Chaos Magicians I associate with use the following eight color meanings (not in any order, Chaos Magic being fiercely anti-authoritarian):
Octarine – Magic
Black – Death
Blue – Wealth
Green – Love
Yellow – Ego
Silver – Sex
Orange – Thinking
Red – War