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Buddha statues

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:36 pm

I am looking for a website or online store that sells Buddha statues. Wood, copper, bronze whatever it may be. I am looking for a center piece for my shrine. Thanks!

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Re: Buddha statues

Postby genkaku » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:39 pm

Dear BBB -- Not trying to dissuade the effort, but I think it would be better to meet your statue face to face, if possible.

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Re: Buddha statues

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:52 pm

genkaku wrote:Dear BBB -- Not trying to dissuade the effort, but I think it would be better to meet your statue face to face, if possible.


Agreed. It would still be nice to have one though.

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Re: Buddha statues

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:06 pm

I was looking at this exact same one at a store here in town. What do yall think? Does anyone know what the bowl he is holding signifies? Also, i just noticed this site says it is a Foundation for the preservation of the Mahayana. Is this statue Mahayana then? How would you know the difference between a Mahayana buddha statue and a Theravada? Is there really any difference? Thanks.

http://www.fpmt.org/shop/sacredproduct1 ... ory_ID=235

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Re: Buddha statues

Postby genkaku » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:18 pm

bodom_bad_boy wrote:I was looking at this exact same one at a store here in town. What do yall think? Does anyone know what the bowl he is holding signifies? Also, i just noticed this site says it is a Foundation for the preservation of the Mahayana. Is this statue Mahayana then? How would you know the difference between a Mahayana buddha statue and a Theravada? Is there really any difference? Thanks.

http://www.fpmt.org/shop/sacredproduct1 ... ory_ID=235

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Do you like it? Sorry I can't answer the questions, but if you like it, if it draws your attention, then I think that's enough.

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Re: Buddha statues

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:28 pm

genkaku wrote:Do you like it? Sorry I can't answer the questions, but if you like it, if it draws your attention, then I think that's enough.


I do like it yes. Thanks Genkaku.

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“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19


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