Shrines, photos, statues, beads...

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Shrines, photos, statues, beads...

Postby rowboat » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:23 pm

Hello dhamma wheel friends. Please share photos or tell us a bit about your small shrine area, photographs, special book, your Buddha statue. Where did you find that statue? Is there a story behind your amulet? Did you make this?

I have some beads and a photograph of Venerable Luang Pu. I don't know very much about Ven. but there is something about this picture that says arahant to me so whenever I look at him I think, time is precious and life is short - a good reminder throughout the day to be sure!

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Re: Shrines, photos, statues, beads...

Postby Tathagathava » Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:46 am

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that's my simple and small shrine,the first picture is the relics of Buddha and his main Disciples,Ven.Mahamoggalana and Ven.Sariputta.

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Re: Shrines, photos, statues, beads...

Postby pilgrim » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:07 am

Respectfully, I wish to point out that one should not garland the Buddha rupa with beads or flowers. Monks and also eight-preceptors undertake the rule not to wear a garland, so this practice is extended to how we treat the rupa. Some monks may wear a rosary around their neck, but theoretically they are just using a convenient body part to hang the rosary.
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Re: Shrines, photos, statues, beads...

Postby alan » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:53 am

Which is, of course, completely meaningless. Just like assuming that old withered guy is an arahant.
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Re: Shrines, photos, statues, beads...

Postby rowboat » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:36 am

alan wrote:Which is, of course, completely meaningless. Just like assuming that old withered guy is an arahant.


Of course it can be meaningless to Alan that whenever I look at a particular photograph I'm reminded of something important.
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Re: Shrines, photos, statues, beads...

Postby Tathagathava » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:31 am

pilgrim wrote:Respectfully, I wish to point out that one should not garland the Buddha rupa with beads or flowers. Monks and also eight-preceptors undertake the rule not to wear a garland, so this practice is extended to how we treat the rupa. Some monks may wear a rosary around their neck, but theoretically they are just using a convenient body part to hang the rosary.



please notice that the beads is pink colored,that's not too fit with me,so i just put it to my buddha rupa,i planned to give it to my mom or my girlfriend... :smile: :smile: :smile:
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Re: Shrines, photos, statues, beads...

Postby Tathagathava » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:41 am

rowboat wrote:
alan wrote:Which is, of course, completely meaningless. Just like assuming that old withered guy is an arahant.


Of course it can be meaningless to Alan that whenever I look at a particular photograph I'm reminded of something important.




the old Monk in the first post is Luang Pu Thuat,he is a legendary monk in Thailand,i guest he is an arahant.Many amulets and statues depicted him. :smile: :smile: :smile:

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he was born in 1582,he become famous as the story that once,when he was a little baby,a snake come to him,but didn't hurt him,but give him a crystal orbs,the legend told that the snake was a Deva's manifest, :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: .
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