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Where do you buy your Buddha statues?

Postby mettafuture » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:17 am

I was thinking about buying this 11'' Buddha statue from Amazon for $23 (£14). What do you think? Or do you know of a nicer one I could purchase?

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Re: Where do you buy your Buddha statues?

Postby Babadhari » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:32 am

this one is nice its a bit expensive :quote: @ $32000!!!!!!!!

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Re: Where do you buy your Buddha statues?

Postby Mkoll » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:45 am

How about the Spring Temple Buddha?

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It is appropriate that the tallest statue in the world should be of the greatest man in the world!

But seriously, I got mine off amazon and I see no reason to ever get another unless it's damaged or I lose it for some untoward reason.

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Re: Where do you buy your Buddha statues?

Postby Babadhari » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:00 am

[quote="Mkoll"

It is appropriate that the tallest statue in the world should be of the greatest man in the world!

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there are plans to build an even taller 152 meter statue in Kushinagar where the Buddhas parinirvana occured !
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Re: Where do you buy your Buddha statues?

Postby mettafuture » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:04 am

:shock:

I was thinking perhaps getting something a little smaller? :rofl:

Maybe "statue" was the wrong word.

I'l continue looking through Amazon, and check out Lotus Sculpture.

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Re: Where do you buy your Buddha statues?

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:55 am

mettafuture wrote:I was thinking about buying this 11'' Buddha statue from Amazon for $23 (£14). What do you think? Or do you know of a nicer one I could purchase?

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Looks fine to me. As does this one: http://www.amazon.com/Buddha-Earth-Touc ... d_sim_hg_3

They look to me like reasonable reproductions of Thai-Theravada style statues (some statues sold in the West look quite ugly to me...).

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Re: Where do you buy your Buddha statues?

Postby mettafuture » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:59 am

mikenz66 wrote:
mettafuture wrote:I was thinking about buying this 11'' Buddha statue from Amazon for $23 (£14). What do you think? Or do you know of a nicer one I could purchase?

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Looks fine to me. As does this one: http://www.amazon.com/Buddha-Earth-Touc ... d_sim_hg_3

I was looking at that one, but it's $43. :D It's really beautiful though. I'd have to think about it.

Thank you for your reply.

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Re: Where do you buy your Buddha statues?

Postby Hickersonia » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:38 pm

mettafuture wrote:
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mettafuture wrote:I was thinking about buying this 11'' Buddha statue from Amazon for $23 (£14). What do you think? Or do you know of a nicer one I could purchase?

Looks fine to me. As does this one: http://www.amazon.com/Buddha-Earth-Touc ... d_sim_hg_3

I was looking at that one, but it's $43. :D It's really beautiful though. I'd have to think about it.

I looked at that one yesterday and was turned off by the number of them being sold "used" that had "minor cosmetic damage" to the top or sides... it suggested some manner of QC issue to me.

I ordered this one instead, in case you're curious.

I thought about the silver/black one too, but my shrine area is somewhat poorly lit and the very dark colored one I have now is difficult to see, and I think I just prefer the lighter colors anyway.

I have no qualms with purchasing things like this from Amazon... ultimately they are just things. In this case, it was on a gift card I received for Christmas (on which I also purchased this book).

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Re: Where do you buy your Buddha statues?

Postby cookiemonster » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:32 am

Mkoll wrote:How about the Spring Temple Buddha?
Isn't that of Mahayana's Vairocana, and not of the historical Buddha?
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Re: Where do you buy your Buddha statues?

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Re: Where do you buy your Buddha statues?

Postby Sokehi » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:38 pm

pilgrim wrote:http://www.sukhihotu.com/buddha-statues-and-images.html
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wonderful :heart:

especially the more humanlike looking gandhara rupas :bow:
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Re: Where do you buy your Buddha statues?

Postby Mkoll » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:20 pm

cookiemonster wrote:
Mkoll wrote:How about the Spring Temple Buddha?
Isn't that of Mahayana's Vairocana, and not of the historical Buddha?

Guess so. However, we don't know what the historical Buddha looked like (or any Buddha) so all statues are just guesses. The statue I have may be of some Mahayana Buddha but it's good enough for me.
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Re: Where do you buy your Buddha statues?

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:57 pm

I confess i purchase mine wherever I see one that appeals to me.

providing of course, it is not beyond my pocket contents.

I once carved my own at school, out of a breezeblock. My art teacher thought it was a camping boy scout.
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