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Buddhism discovers Doraemon

Postby plwk » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:45 pm

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A mural at 700-year-old Wat Sampa Siw in Muang district of Suphan Buri has been attracting crowds recently. It is probably the only temple in Thailand where you can see the popular Doraemon cartoon character appearing in scenes of the Lord Buddha's past lives and the afterlife. More here

What does Doraemon see in the inferno? Or in Heaven?
Certainly not Nobi Nobita, nor Minamoto Sizuka, but stories of Buddhas.
And of course, this painting doesn’t have a history as long as the 700-year-old temple.
More here

Video here
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What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Buddhism discovers Doraemon

Postby Sylvester » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:55 pm

:rofl:

Is the gandhaba throwing him a horrified look, or lifting a sardonic eyebrow?
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Re: Buddhism discovers Doraemon

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:47 pm

Hi Sylvester
looks like he is trying to wake up or having some kind of hallucination by the look on his face?!

but WTH is a Doraemon?
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Re: Buddhism discovers Doraemon

Postby plwk » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:54 pm

Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Buddhism discovers Doraemon

Postby yawares » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:04 am

Dear Plwk,
Thai mural at Thai temple
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Doraemon characters
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I like Doraemon in the murals or not....But I love to see Disney cartoons/characters in the murals...may be someday.

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Do you remember that the picture of Brandon Routh the new SUPERMAN is at the White Temple in Thailand? Love it!
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Re: Buddhism discovers Doraemon

Postby Sylvester » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:11 am

Cittasanto wrote:Hi Sylvester
looks like he is trying to wake up or having some kind of hallucination by the look on his face?!

but WTH is a Doraemon?


Hee hee, given Doraemon's prolific abilities to conjure anything it desires from its pockets, it's probably a Nimmānaratī deva - http://www.palikanon.com/english/pali_n ... narati.htm

Makes sense that it should pop up on a Thai Buddhist mural....
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Re: Buddhism discovers Doraemon

Postby ricebowl » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:20 pm

As a teenager growing up over the past two decades or more, Optimus Prime, Siddhartta Gautama, as well as Doraemon were the good fellas and jolly folks who accompanied through all the emotional insecurities of life -- there is uncertainty in life, just as there is ignorance and suffering -- bring in either of the three and somehow or rather we.. i.. feel as if all problems have got a worthy solution or in buddhist lingo even if the problem doesn't solved at all there is noble friendship. :group:
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