These are my two travel bugs -- i made them this week. Posted by Hello


drpoopypantz said...

Oh for pete's sake.
That is NOT The Lord Buddha. That is not Siddhartha Guatama.
That's Amida Guatama. Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.
That is a symbol. Not an icon. The Mahayanist re-interpretation of the Buddha's teaching stated that a true Buddha would renounce Nirvana in order to stay on earth and take upon himself all the suffering of the world. (Hence the weeping. You won't ever see Siddhartha weeping.)
If you are going to have that on your website, you are thereby ordered to meditate while chanting "Namo Amida Butsu" at least 10 times a day, and to confess that you are a member of The Pure Land Sect, which is the majority form of Buddhism in Japan.

And don't respond by saying that Amida represents Shakyamuni, because Amida only represents one aspect of Shakyamuni...I.E. His "humble and dynamic spirit". Amida also represents The Universal Buddhahood. Shakymuni was a Thervada Buddhist though, and thought, among other things, that for women to attain enlightenment, they would have to be reborn as men first, as women were inherently inferior. NOT a thought in line with The Universal Buddhahood.

the frog princess said...

oh, a hex on you -- i didn't name the damn thing. so hush, or i won't drive you to the grocery store anymore.

drpoopypantz said...