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by fernrichardson
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden
Replies: 32
Views: 10441

Re: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden

Individual--I am not asking this information for me. I know that having Buddha statues is idolatry in Judaism. If you remember from my original post, I am writing a book. I am trying to guide *OTHER* people. I don't mind what other people do, so long as they aren't being disrespectful. I am trying t...
by fernrichardson
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden
Replies: 32
Views: 10441

Re: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden

Show me a case and I'll tell you what I think. Otherwise, a grand declaration on how Buddha statues always ought to be used or not used seems rather arrogant. If people don't follow what I'd say, then what? Become angry? Shun them? Think of them as bad or ignorant people? No, of course not. The poi...
by fernrichardson
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden
Replies: 32
Views: 10441

Re: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden

Thank you very much for your responses Individual and theravada_guy! Individual--Since it seems that you feel that the lack of scriptural guidance on the matter of Buddha statues means that you're agnostic on whether non-Buddhists should use Buddha statues, do you care how they treat the statue in t...
by fernrichardson
Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Using Buddha Statues in the Garden
Replies: 32
Views: 10441

Using Buddha Statues in the Garden

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read and answer my question. I am writing a book on gardening, and in the section covering Asian style gardening techniques and plants, I would like to address the issue of using Buddha statues in the garden. My initial reaction is that non-Buddhists shoul...