"Photograph" of the Buddha?

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"Photograph" of the Buddha?

Post by Stiphan » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:11 pm

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Re: "Photograph" of the Buddha?

Post by alan » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:33 am

C'mon Stefan,
This site may claim to have some connection with Buddhism but is obviously nonsense aimed at gullible people.

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Re: "Photograph" of the Buddha?

Post by plwk » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:51 am

Hi Stefan,
I recall a thread on this subject back in E-Sangha before they crashed and other photos presented as well, allegedly as the Buddha and some were debunked as fake and others inconclusive and taken with a pinch of salt... :spy:

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Re: "Photograph" of the Buddha?

Post by Euclid » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:12 am

I'd say it's a cheap fake.

The Buddha died a long, long time ago.

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Re: "Photograph" of the Buddha?

Post by alan » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:57 am

That fact is that there is no way to photograph anything that does not exist within the light spectrum of the film. To say that (in this case, with B+W film) you have photographed something that cannot be seen in visible light is always a fallacy.

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Re: "Photograph" of the Buddha?

Post by shjohnk » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:13 am

Also, this figure has hair. The Buddha had a shaved head.

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Re: "Photograph" of the Buddha?

Post by zavk » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:13 am

Heh... doesn't match the 32 signs of the great man. But I'm sure Stefan posted this for a laugh. :smile:
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Re: "Photograph" of the Buddha?

Post by Hanzze » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:29 am

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Just that! *smile*
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Re: "Photograph" of the Buddha?

Post by PeterB » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:05 am

Stefan wrote:
Buddha.JPG
http://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com/200 ... uddha.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thats a woman with huge hands and wearing lipstick..

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Has anyone saw this picture of Buddha?

Post by steve19800 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:34 pm

Hi all,

I have this a picture of Sakyamuni Buddha and was told it was accidentally taken by someone when s/he captured a Bodhi Tree at Bodhgaya in 1980. Has anyone known about this? Thanks :D

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Re: Has anyone saw this picture of Buddha?

Post by Ben » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:43 pm

Yes

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 41&start=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Stand by while I merge the two threads.
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Re: Has anyone saw this picture of Buddha?

Post by steve19800 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:24 pm

Ben wrote:Yes

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 41&start=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Stand by while I merge the two threads.
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oops sorry :embarassed:

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Re: "Photograph" of the Buddha?

Post by Ben » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:42 pm

Don't worry about it, Steve!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: "Photograph" of the Buddha?

Post by Kusala » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:53 am

zavk wrote:Heh... doesn't match the 32 signs of the great man. But I'm sure Stefan posted this for a laugh. :smile:
Here's the Buddha from Nepal. Well...he does have Blue eyes. :D

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