Discussion on the pros and cons of Giant Buddha Rupas had been moved into the Theravada For The Modern World forum...Giant Buddha Rupas - Pros and Consviewtopic.php?f=14&t=3739
Please use that topic for any discussion about the use of dana for the construction of giant Buddha statues.
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"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)