Strange times

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Strange times

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Re: Strange times

Post by Pema Rigdzin » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:40 pm

:lol:

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Re: Strange times

Post by Miroku » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:44 pm

"Display this bejeweled Guru Rinpoche in your living room to dispel negative afflictions in your life!" :rolling:
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Re: Strange times

Post by Dorje Shedrub » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:11 am

The Dharma spreads in mysterious ways.

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Re: Strange times

Post by Josef » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:56 am

Im sure its a real hot seller.
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Re: Strange times

Post by pael » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:08 pm

What is strange about this? Guru Rinpoche dispels all demons.
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Re: Strange times

Post by Matylda » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:33 am


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Re: Strange times

Post by Matylda » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:35 am


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Re: Strange times

Post by ford_truckin » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:35 am

Disrespectful. We should wage a buddhist jihad against the makers of these products.
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Re: Strange times

Post by amanitamusc » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:40 am

ford_truckin wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:35 am
Disrespectful. We should wage a buddhist jihad against the makers of these products.
Are you in Myanmar by any chance?

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Re: Strange times

Post by Lingpupa » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:00 am

ford_truckin wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:35 am
Disrespectful. We should wage a buddhist jihad against the makers of these products.
Be careful. On the internet, some people will think you are serious.
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Re: Strange times

Post by ford_truckin » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:07 am

amanitamusc wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:40 am
ford_truckin wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:35 am
Disrespectful. We should wage a buddhist jihad against the makers of these products.
Are you in Myanmar by any chance?
No.
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Re: Strange times

Post by ford_truckin » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:10 am

Lingpupa wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:00 am
ford_truckin wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:35 am
Disrespectful. We should wage a buddhist jihad against the makers of these products.
Be careful. On the internet, some people will think you are serious.
You're right. Thanks for pointing that out.

To those who think I was serious: It was a joke.
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Re: Strange times

Post by Matylda » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:14 pm

seriously, once I have seen buddha figure pretty big, and it had on the top of head an ashtray, with button to press and the bottom of ash.t. would spin and go down... so cigarettes could drop inside.. an adult sitting on a chair could drop ash on it easily.. so it had about 60 cm height
buddhist figures in the West are used often simply for the design or amusment as part of an interior, and are used for different purposes. just oriental thing which is for many people pretty cool.

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Re: Strange times

Post by crazy-man » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:15 pm

ford_truckin wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:35 am
Disrespectful. We should wage a buddhist jihad against the makers of these products.
A "jihad" like this?

(It was a joke too, ;-))

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Re: Strange times

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:09 pm

Serious question: is there any reason why I should not buy this? I don't have a statue of Guru Rinpoche, and this looks like a decent price, depending on the size.

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Re: Strange times

Post by Miroku » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:24 pm

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:09 pm
Serious question: is there any reason why I should not buy this? I don't have a statue of Guru Rinpoche, and this looks like a decent price, depending on the size.
I dunno really. I think that if you see it IRL and see that the quality is good then why not really. I think I have read somewhere that even a bad statue of Buddha is still a statue of Buddha... sooo. Why not really. At least AFAIK. It is a good question.
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Re: Strange times

Post by Grigoris » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:50 pm

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:09 pm
Serious question: is there any reason why I should not buy this? I don't have a statue of Guru Rinpoche, and this looks like a decent price, depending on the size.
I guess, depending on your approach, you would need to have it filled properly and blessed.

Most statues are mass produced nowadays anyway, by factories that are in no way connected to Dharma institutions, so...
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This was one of a number of warehouses I saw in Bangkok.

At the same time they had these signs in markets and temples that sold decorative Buddhas everywhere:
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Re: Strange times

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:32 am

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:50 pm
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:09 pm
Serious question: is there any reason why I should not buy this? I don't have a statue of Guru Rinpoche, and this looks like a decent price, depending on the size.
I guess, depending on your approach, you would need to have it filled properly and blessed.

Most statues are mass produced nowadays anyway, by factories that are in no way connected to Dharma institutions, so...

Business as usual iiib.png

This was one of a number of warehouses I saw in Bangkok.

At the same time they had these signs in markets and temples that sold decorative Buddhas everywhere:

Buddha is not for decoration b.png
Makes sense. Thanks Greg!

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Re: Strange times

Post by pema tsultrim » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:36 am

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:32 am
Grigoris wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:50 pm
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:09 pm
Serious question: is there any reason why I should not buy this? I don't have a statue of Guru Rinpoche, and this looks like a decent price, depending on the size.
I guess, depending on your approach, you would need to have it filled properly and blessed.

Most statues are mass produced nowadays anyway, by factories that are in no way connected to Dharma institutions, so...

Business as usual iiib.png

This was one of a number of warehouses I saw in Bangkok.

At the same time they had these signs in markets and temples that sold decorative Buddhas everywhere:

Buddha is not for decoration b.png
Makes sense. Thanks Greg!
FWIW, Bhakha Rinpoche told me that HH Dudjom Rinpoche said rupas do not need to be filled and consecrated.

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