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hryciuk
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Tattoo

Postby hryciuk » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:22 am

I am looking to get a tattoo on my wrist. i was hoping to get a Balinese Om symbol with Ganesha incorporated into it. I have seen the common Om symbol done in this manner, I was just wondering if it "made sense" to get the tattoo I am wanting, are the Balinese Om and Ganesha compatible together from a Buddhist perspective? I know this question might not make a lot of sense but I'm hoping someone can shed some light.

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Re: Tattoo

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:25 am

Greetings,

hryciuk wrote:Are the Balinese Om and Ganesha compatible together from a Buddhist perspective?

From a traditional Theravada Buddhist perspective, both things are "out of scope" to the extent that neither are aspects of the Dhamma taught by the Buddha.

Being "out of scope" in such a way, there is no traditional perspective on them... neither am I aware of the Buddha addressing the matter of tattoos either.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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