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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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