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Re: Can you identify this object?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:49 am

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Indeed... larger than life.

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Re: Can you identify this object?

Postby PeterB » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:06 am

Thats the one.

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Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:16 am

Yeah, I didn't know if it was bad form or not to take a photo in the shrine room, but I did it anyway (respectfully, of course)

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Re: Can you identify this object?

Postby PeterB » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:26 am

I didnt know that it was bad form either...as long as there is no one in there meditating at the time of course.

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Postby Mawkish1983 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:31 am

I didn't think it was bad form either :S Uh oh...

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Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:36 am

Maybe it's not... I don't know.

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Re: Can you identify this object?

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:23 am

No, I don't think so. Though I think it is very disrespectful to climb onto or pose in front of the Buddharupa.
And no, I wouldn't take a photo while someone was in the shrine room meditating.

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Postby Maitri » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:11 am

I always get the FWBO Buddha style and the Shasta Abbey Buddha mixed up. They look similar, but have a major difference. The Shasta Abbey Buddha has a tiny (mini Muni?) version of himself standing on his knee. I read that the founder dreamed of this image and had it made for her temple. But I thought it look kind of like an alien on his leg. :thinking:

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Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:15 am

its two different Buddha's that way there are two. one (the small one i believe) is our own Sakyamuni the other is Vairocana Buddha
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Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:21 am

that's one reason i like being a part of a Thai sangha without being fluent in Thai, when people are chatting it up and I'm meditating it is just noise to me since i cant understand it, might as well be a passing car or a ceiling fan. :tongue:

personally though i've found that getting upset or annoyed while meditating is a great practice if you can use it and not be carried away by it.
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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"Upon a heap of rubbish in the road-side ditch blooms a lotus, fragrant and pleasing.
Even so, on the rubbish heap of blinded mortals the disciple of the Supremely Enlightened One shines resplendent in wisdom." Dhammapada: Pupphavagga


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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
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- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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