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Princess Yasodhara in Shrines

Postby PadmaPhala » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:10 pm

is it common to put Princess Yasodhara in a shrine?

my shrine has Shakyamuni Samyak Buddha, Yasodhara and one dragon*.

*green, I'm the founder and only member [so far] of Ordo Draconis Mithrandir... Dragon Rouge / Ordo Draconis et Atri Adamantis are allies.
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Re: Princess Yasodhara in Shrines

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:45 pm

PadmaPhala wrote:is it common to put Princess Yasodhara in a shrine?

Not to my knowledge.
If there is a female figure in a shrine, she is usually Guan Yin - yes, even in Theravadin temples, in Thailand at least.

PadmaPhala wrote:my shrine has Shakyamuni Samyak Buddha, Yasodhara and one dragon*.
*green, I'm the founder and only member [so far] of Ordo Draconis Mithrandir... Dragon Rouge / Ordo Draconis et Atri Adamantis are allies.

It's unorthodox, but there's nothing wrong with it. The main purpose of the shrine is to help you focus your mind on the spiritual life, so you can use whatever images work for you.

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Re: Princess Yasodhara in Shrines

Postby Coyote » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:42 pm

I can't answer your question, but Dragon Rouge looks like an interesting organisation, something I would be interested in a long time ago. I would be interested to know how you mix that kind of spirituality and Buddhism.
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