Laurens wrote:Its just a statue, kick its head off it you want to... You're not gonna hurt Buddhism
Refugee wrote:Laurens wrote:Its just a statue, kick its head off it you want to... You're not gonna hurt Buddhism
It's not "just a statue" for me. The shrine and the images of the Buddha in it help me to focus on, reflect on, and be inspired by the Dhamma. For me, Buddhism is a "religion" and not just a "philosophy". That's the way I see it. Others may see it differently and I respect that.
As for kicking off the head of the statue...
so long as your buddha statue is above you as you are seated you are fine .
Hmmm....denice wrote:we all are buddha already
SarathW wrote:When meditating, one should sit facing towards nibbāna
I think we have to be practical.
You cant meditate if you are sitting on a volcano.
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I think Sarath's comment was also meant to be taken figuratively. You cannot meditate facing nibbāna if your mind is erupting with defilements.
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