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Hickersonia's altar is top shelf - you can see trash bins out the window, it's perfect.

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I don't have a shrine room, altar or shrine - am I missing out on anything?

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It is my understanding that the decision to have a shrine room/altar is very much a matter of personal preference. The Buddha statue itself won't do much but serve as a visual representation of your practice. It can be a wonderful reminder of the Dhamma, or just (as many people now have) a decoration in a living room. Your mind will determine what you make of your shrine/altar.

As for myself, mine is basically the only thing in my bedroom besides the rug on the floor, so it is nearly impossible to miss. Everything else, including my bed, stays in the closet. I understand that my example is a bit extreme, but it helps me in my practice and thats what matters!

If you think it is something that you would benefit from, then I certainly recommend it. It doesn't have to be a costly endeavor either.

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My home shrine. Did some gilding (pit-thong) myself on the First Sermon rupa.

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Sylvester wrote:My home shrine. Did some gilding (pit-thong) myself on the First Sermon rupa.
Excellent! Beautiful! Nice job on that one!

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"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

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Nice shrine.
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Got a new Buddha statue for my little shrine and wanted to show it to all of you. I believe that the pose of this Buddha statue is a Blessing pose. If I am wrong please feel free to correct me. :anjali:
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VictoryInTruth wrote:Got a new Buddha statue for my little shrine and wanted to show it to all of you. I believe that the pose of this Buddha statue is a Blessing pose. If I am wrong please feel free to correct me. :anjali:
Beautiful! I like the sort of antique look. The gesture also looks like the "teaching pose" or mudra, but not sure which one it is specifically. Either way, it looks good.

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VictoryInTruth wrote:Got a new Buddha statue for my little shrine and wanted to show it to all of you. I believe that the pose of this Buddha statue is a Blessing pose. If I am wrong please feel free to correct me. :anjali:
Simplicity = beauty. Very nice, friend. :)
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David N. Snyder wrote:
VictoryInTruth wrote:Got a new Buddha statue for my little shrine and wanted to show it to all of you. I believe that the pose of this Buddha statue is a Blessing pose. If I am wrong please feel free to correct me. :anjali:
Beautiful! I like the sort of antique look. The gesture also looks like the "teaching pose" or mudra, but not sure which one it is specifically. Either way, it looks good.
Thanks. :anjali: I too like the antique look.... It took me awhile to find a statue that had just the right amount of peace and serenity in its face. This statue is my favorite of all the Buddha statues I have purchased in the past.

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Hickersonia wrote:
VictoryInTruth wrote:Got a new Buddha statue for my little shrine and wanted to show it to all of you. I believe that the pose of this Buddha statue is a Blessing pose. If I am wrong please feel free to correct me. :anjali:
Simplicity = beauty. Very nice, friend. :)
Thanks as well. :anjali: I don't like my meditation shrine to be overwhelmed with a lot of statues or decoration... Its a distraction.

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I have been so inspired by all of your photos that I thought I would upload my own.
All ready for Vesak Day here in Malaysia tomorrow.

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VictoryInTruth wrote:Got a new Buddha statue for my little shrine and wanted to show it to all of you. I believe that the pose of this Buddha statue is a Blessing pose. If I am wrong please feel free to correct me. :anjali:
The serenity in the Buddha's expression is truly beautiful!

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If you didn't care
What happened to me
And I didn't care for you

We would zig-zag our way
Through the boredom and pain
Occasionally glancing up through the rain

Wondering which of the
Buggers to blame
And watching for pigs on the wing
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