I went to a Thai Buddhist temple the other day for the new year festival. One thing I found interesting was how people stuck pieces of gold from a piece of paper onto a Buddha statue as they made their wishes. Does anyone know the reason behind this tradition?
In the current cycle, the camera always flashes to the statue of Buddha’s head located outside the models’ house, even though Tyra is not follow the teachings of Buddha, and neither do the contestants as far as I know. Is anyone else annoyed by how Buddha is often used as home decor, with no reference to everything he represents?
It looks lonely on my desk, is there anything that would look good, or is traditional to put next to or around a Buddha statue? Christians, please no “false idol” remarks, I am Buddhist, not Christian, it is only a false idol to you.
I was at the Toronto Exhibiton the other day and they had this cool looking buddha statue for 1 dollar so I decided to buy it. I’m a catholic and I simply only bought it because it looked neat, but my friend said it’s really bad for catholics to have it. Is it true? Please, only people that know what they’re talking about answer!
I’m looking for a garden (outdoor) Buddha statue. Material can be stone, concrete, or any variety of composite that will withstand the outdoors. Most vendors I have found cater to the trendy set. This is for a Theravada Buddhist non profit and we cant afford to pay a lot of money. The size we are looking for is at least 36 inches. Thanks
Not the fat laughing buddha, the real buddha. It would never happen, at least not that I know of, I’m just curious since christian overtones can be found all around Washington DC, would christians be offended by a buddha statue.
The thing is that I do not want to put my Buddha statue in a disrespectful place…I put it on my desk, but my desk is in my bedroom, and it faces my bed. The statue is in a high place…Is it ok that it faces my bed? Thanks Immortal Passion, I really like the way you think. Thanks for your answer.
I have one in my room, and right now its just a decoration. However I am interested in Buddhism, but have not read anything that deals with having a statue of the Buddha. So, what do you do with a buddha statue?