A sample of Buddha rupas from the British Museum

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Paul Davy
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A sample of Buddha rupas from the British Museum

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:57 am

Greetings,

Photos taken by me at the British Museum, October 2007.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: A sample of Buddha rupas from the British Museum

Postby Fede » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:01 am

The guy behind the Buddha in the first photo....That's not Ananda is it.....? :tongue:

I know, I know. :cookoo:

Shaddup.

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Re: A sample of Buddha rupas from the British Museum

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:17 pm

I know I said I don't like many of the statues (maybe a rather extreme way to put it), for one reason or another in another thread but the first one is very nice.
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(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: A sample of Buddha rupas from the British Museum

Postby Jechbi » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:37 am

I think it's cool how you can faintly make out the image of the photographer reflected in the glass.
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But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.


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