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Your opinion needed

Postby Sumano » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:34 pm

I bought these two Buddha statues a couple of days ago in Athens, and, because I'm not an expert on rupas, I kindly ask for your opinion. Thanks.

This is the big one which I put in my room. It cost 50 euro.
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And this is the small one, which I put atop my PC tower in the office. It cost 9 euro.
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Re: Your opinion needed

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:42 pm

you should have dhamma wheel up on your screen! :tongue:
but what opinion would you like shared?
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Re: Your opinion needed

Postby Sumano » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:52 pm

Manapa wrote:but what opinion would you like shared?

Whether the statues are good and whether the places I put them in are right.
I am on the path, however not yet advanced. Any opinions or insights I share are meant entirely for discussion purposes and in cases where people might find them beneficial in whatever way. Since I am not advanced on the Path, I cannot guarantee that what I say will always necessarily be 100% true or in line with the Dhamma. However, having had an extremely interesting life with a wide variety of different (many of them deep) experiences, I hope that anything I share will be of use, provide food for thought, and inspire interesting and beneficial discussions.

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Re: Your opinion needed

Postby Annapurna » Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:29 pm

Yes, I think the little niche is a good place. One of my Buddhas sits on top of my TV. :smile:
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Re: Your opinion needed

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:40 pm

Do you Like them? Do you Like them there?

at the end of the day if they are in the best place to remind you of the Buddha, Dhamma & Sangha they are in the right place.

personally I like the one on your tower, not a fan of sparckly rupas prefering plain ones, but it looks realistic and that is what I like about it.
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Re: Your opinion needed

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:53 pm

I like them both, but prefer the Thai sparklie one. The other has a more Mahayana type look, imo, with the wider body. The sparklie one has the robes with one shoulder off, so appears to definitely be Theravada, but they are all symbols so the other is good too.

I would put the Thai looking one in a slightly safer place. Perhaps still on the tower, but on a small cloth, instead of books. But it is up to you, of course. :smile:

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Re: Your opinion needed

Postby Sanghamitta » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:09 pm

I would second Davids post Stefan.

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Re: Your opinion needed

Postby Sumano » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:33 pm

Thanks - that's the kind of opinion I was looking for. :smile:
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Re: Your opinion needed

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:26 pm

just make sure you have them where they wont fall and break. other than that, great!
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Re: Your opinion needed

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:45 pm

Nice rupas, Stefan!
As per David's comments.
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Re: Your opinion needed

Postby Sumano » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:52 am

Thanks Ben!
I am on the path, however not yet advanced. Any opinions or insights I share are meant entirely for discussion purposes and in cases where people might find them beneficial in whatever way. Since I am not advanced on the Path, I cannot guarantee that what I say will always necessarily be 100% true or in line with the Dhamma. However, having had an extremely interesting life with a wide variety of different (many of them deep) experiences, I hope that anything I share will be of use, provide food for thought, and inspire interesting and beneficial discussions.

Mettā to all! :anjali:

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Re: Your opinion needed

Postby BudSas » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:37 am

Both 2 rupas are nice. Not sure if the sparklie one is a Thai one, because the robe with flowers all over seems odd to me! :smile:

My humble suggestion (perhaps somewhat conservative/orthodox): Re-arrange the shelf in your bedroom, above the triangular niche, and place the sparklie there. It's safer than to place it on top of your PC tower, and its place is also at a higher, more respectful position.

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