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August 6, 2010 9:02 AM Subscribe
What's a dignified way to portray Buddha in my house?
posted by the matching mole to Human Relations (23 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
For several years I've gained much peace and clarity by learning about Buddha. I'm in my mid-40s and wish I could have started earlier, so I'd like to share this with my 4-year-old daughter, in an unobtrusive way. I thought I'd begin by introducing an image of Buddha in my house.
And therein lies the problem: how do I do this with respect and dignity? Finding (what I think are) tacky little fat Buddha statues at flea markets is not a problem, but I think most Americans associate that stuff with kitsch, and not enlightenment. I certainly do.
What's an image, painting, sculpture, whatever, that would fit the bill?
Bonus points: I'm under the impression that the Buddha's pose is important. Is there an appropriate pose for this situation?