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Buddha statues

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:36 pm

I am looking for a website or online store that sells Buddha statues. Wood, copper, bronze whatever it may be. I am looking for a center piece for my shrine. Thanks!

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Re: Buddha statues

Postby genkaku » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:39 pm

Dear BBB -- Not trying to dissuade the effort, but I think it would be better to meet your statue face to face, if possible.

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Re: Buddha statues

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:52 pm

genkaku wrote:Dear BBB -- Not trying to dissuade the effort, but I think it would be better to meet your statue face to face, if possible.


Agreed. It would still be nice to have one though.

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This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Buddha statues

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:06 pm

I was looking at this exact same one at a store here in town. What do yall think? Does anyone know what the bowl he is holding signifies? Also, i just noticed this site says it is a Foundation for the preservation of the Mahayana. Is this statue Mahayana then? How would you know the difference between a Mahayana buddha statue and a Theravada? Is there really any difference? Thanks.

http://www.fpmt.org/shop/sacredproduct1 ... ory_ID=235

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Re: Buddha statues

Postby genkaku » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:18 pm

bodom_bad_boy wrote:I was looking at this exact same one at a store here in town. What do yall think? Does anyone know what the bowl he is holding signifies? Also, i just noticed this site says it is a Foundation for the preservation of the Mahayana. Is this statue Mahayana then? How would you know the difference between a Mahayana buddha statue and a Theravada? Is there really any difference? Thanks.

http://www.fpmt.org/shop/sacredproduct1 ... ory_ID=235

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Do you like it? Sorry I can't answer the questions, but if you like it, if it draws your attention, then I think that's enough.

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Re: Buddha statues

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:28 pm

genkaku wrote:Do you like it? Sorry I can't answer the questions, but if you like it, if it draws your attention, then I think that's enough.


I do like it yes. Thanks Genkaku.

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This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah


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