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My friend broke a small buddha statue about the same length and width of a regular shampoo container. Is there any belief or super stition of what might happen?

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Following are Excerpts from Osho Book : The Razor's Edge

The first thing to be understood: you will be surprised to know that the Buddha statues have nothing to do with Gautam Buddha. They are all false, they don?t resemble Buddha at all, but they have something to do with buddhahood. Not with Gautam Buddha, the person ? they have something to do with buddhahood.

You can go into a Jain temple and you will see twenty-four statues of twenty-four TEERTHANKARAS, the founders of Jainism, and you will be unable to make out any difference between them; they are all alike. To make a distinction, Jains make small symbols on them to know who is who, because they are all alike. So if somebody?s symbol is a line figure, then just underneath the feet is a small line figure. Then they know whose statue this is. Somebody?s symbol is a snake ? then they know whose statue this is. If those symbols were hidden, not even a Jain could make any demarcation.

Whose statue is this? Mahavir?s? Parswanatha?s? Adinatha?s? And you will also be surprised to know that they are exactly like Buddha ? no difference.

In the beginning, when the West became acquainted with Mahavir, they thought it was nothing but the same story of Buddha, because the statue is the same, the philosophy is the same, the understanding is the same, the teaching is the same ? so it was just the same thing; it was nothing different from Buddha.

They thought Mahavir was another name for Buddha. And of course both were called Buddhas ? ?Buddha? means ?the awakened one? so Buddha was called Buddha and Mahavir was also called Buddha. And both were called Jains ? ?Jain? means the ?conqueror?, one who has conquered himself. Buddha is called ?the Jain? and Mahavir is called ?the Jain?, so they thought that they were just the same person.

And the statues were a great proof: they look absolutely alike. They are not photographic, they don?t represent a person, they represent a certain state.

You will have to understand it, then the thing will be explained. In India, three words are very important: one is TANTRA, which we are talking about, another is MANTRA, and the third is YANTRA.

TANTRA means techniques for expanding your consciousness.

MANTRA means finding your inner sound, your inner rhythm, your inner vibration. Once you have found YOUR MANTRA, it is of tremendous help: just one utterance of the MANTRA and you are in a totally different world.

That becomes the key, the passage, because once uttering that MANTRA, you fall into your natural vibe.

And the third is YANTRA. These statues are YANTRAS. YANTRA means a certain figure which can create a certain state in you. A certain figure, if you look at it, is bound to create a certain state in you.

When you watch something, it is not only that the figure is outside ? when you watch something, the figure creates a certain situation in you. Gurdjieff used to call this ?objective art?. And you know it: listening to modern pop music, something happens in you ? you become more excited sexually.

There is nothing but sound outside, but the sound hits inside ? creates something in you. Listening to classical music, you become less sexual, less excited. In fact, with great classical music you almost forget sex, you are in a tranquility, a silence, a totally different dimension of your being. You exist on another place.

Watching a Buddha statue is watching a YANTRA. The figure of the statue, the geometry of the statue, creates a figure inside you. And that inside figure creates a certain vibe. It was not just imagination that happened to you.

Samagra, in the Frankfurt museum; those Buddha statues created a certain vibe in you.
Watch the state of Buddha sitting so silently, in a certain yoga posture.

If you go on watching the statue, you will find something like that is happening within you too.

If you are in company where ten persons are sad, and you are the eleventh person, how long can you remain happy? Those ten persons will function like a YANTRA, a YANTRA of sadness: you will fall into sadness sooner or later.

If you are unhappy and you go into company where people are joking and laughing, how long can you remain sad? Those laughing people will create laughter in you. They will change your focus, they will change your gear; you will start moving in a different direction.

This happens every day ? knowingly, unknowingly.

When you watch a full moon, what happens to you?

Or when you listen to the birds and look at the green trees, what happens to you?

When you go into a forest and look at the greenery, what happens to you? Something green inside starts happening.

Green is the colour of nature, green is the colour of spontaneity, green is the colour of life ? something green starts happening in you.

The outer colour reflects something inside, vibrates with something inside, creates something inside. Looking at a green tree you become more alive? you become younger!

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Osho Book : The Razor's Edge

 

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An angel gets their wings.

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Nah, it's just a statue. The Buddha actually didn't want statues made after him contrary to his wishes.

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An evil spirit comes out and takes possession of your soul.
NAHH.

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Yes, the former statue will be in two or more pieces..

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to me you just destroyed the work of the sculpture, that's it

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no. buddhists believe that attachment is the ultimate bond to break to ease suffering. so if anything you're friend could learn a lesson about loss and to let it go.

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Time to get some glue.

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God is smiling on you for obeying His Second Commandment.

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nothing will happen...but your friend needs to pay for the damage their created > that's Universal Law. So, have your friend pay for the statue, ASAP. NEVER disobey Universal Laws, NEVER !
Peace be with You

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Tony Jaa breaks through your window, demands to know what you've done with his elephant and snaps your spine.

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you have to buy a new one.

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No.there is nothing of the sort.Ether you can fix it or disopose it off .

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You break it, you bought it.

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