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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    a bit of info about a warrior-god called a 'bima'.
    Your statue looks more like a baby, the elongated ear-lobes indicate nobility, the third eye and hair enlightenment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    a bit of info about a warrior-god called a 'bima'.
    Your statue looks more like a baby, the elongated ear-lobes indicate nobility, the third eye and hair enlightenment.
    So, it could be a juvenille Buddha?

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    Yes, could be, I have a crawling baby-Buddha from India (well, I was told it's Buddha, I'm not an expert), but I haven't seen anything like yours before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I'm not taking the piss.
    apologies then MtD and makes me feel much better about you posting that here...thought it was in poor taste if you were just piss-taking...

    TW said already that the Buddha is generally covered having subjugated his carnal lusts...this thing looks like some weirdos fantasy...you sure its not early Piccaso?...I went to the Picasso museum in Paris and thought what a perverted old twat he was...copious drawings of his mistresses nether regions and many sculptures just like the one in your pic...

    hey MtD you could be rich man...
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    ^ Did Picasso sign his works? TW and I found many 'Baby Buddha' images pictured on the Internet. All were clothed, even when being bathed. The most popular were standing with one hand at the side, and one raised. Unless pictures were reversed, the raised arm could be either left or right. Should TW ask a Monk for information? It really would be interesting to find the whole story behind MtD's statue.
    Geo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious George
    Should TW ask a Monk for information?
    It would be interesting. Do you need any more pics, or is the one I posted ok?

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    ^Today, I go to my local temple (Wat Mongkolratanaram) to help prepare for the New Years Day celebration. In the US, feeding the Monks on New Years Day is very important, and brings many people.

    While I'm at the Wat, I will see if I can get information about Baby Buddha. I don't need more pictures of your 'baby' statue, since I will describe what you have. I don't know how many Monks will be around today, or how knowledgeable, but I will try.

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    ^ All of the knowledgeable Monks were very busy today. I did not even have a chance to discuss Dhamma with anyone of them. I will try again in the next few days.

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    No hurry. I wont see that little fella for a few days as I am on a 4 day binge in Bangkok, as is the tradition for New Year in the West.

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    I have more information, but it will take some time to put together. Briefly, it seems your statue is an artistic image, and not the kind to worship. All information I found shows a young Buddha image with clothes....

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    Here's Mrs Bung's spot. She took over a whole corner of he house but she is right into it, putting fresh flowers and praying everyday. She has a nice collection of stuff. I added a fossil I found while building the house and the teak carving has now been put on the wall above it (very securely!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Wife
    Briefly, it seems your statue is an artistic image, and not the kind to worship.
    That's probably just as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Wife
    Briefly, it seems your statue is an artistic image, and not the kind to worship. All information I found shows a young Buddha image with clothes....
    I think so too.
    I am intrigued by this statue, and have some further thoughts: There have been hardly any Buddhists in Bali for several centuries, it's predominantly Hindu, and I never heard of any bronze-castings done in Bali, neighbouring Java is known for this, and most of the bronzes for sale in Bali originate there. Java has been predominantly Muslim for centuries.

    Now, just a guess, could it be that the similarities of the statue to the "mannekin piss" statue is no coincidence? Perhaps the Dutch colonisers inspired or commissioned a Buddha version, as a curiousity?
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    I cannot even boil and egg.

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    I did ask the Dutch dude who gave it to me, but I've yet to have a reply. Fingers crossed.

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    Here is ours. Almost touching the ceiling. I took the photo of the Bhudda image up in Sukhothai and put the shelf up myself.

    Ours looks a little dusty compared to everyone elses.
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    statue in home

    In one home we had a cabinet that we kept the majority of statues in. Now, we have one located on top of the bookshelf (highest point in the room) alongside photographs of the King and other amulets

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    Thanks once again for Great information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Wife
    Buddha is on the top shelf of an etagere, and faces the northeast.
    excuse my ignorance TW but what is an etagere?...

    another interesting thread which is most appreciated...


    etagere is a french word, a shelf ; from etage : floor , like third floor: 3`etage.
    take the steps.good for the heart!


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    My previous pic disappeared so here is a recent one.


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    etagerie.

    its what thai wives call a shelf once they move to california.

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    *Bump*

    Sorry, this question has probably been answered already but I've got a shit load of shelves to hang tonight and they've gotta be finished by 10pm as agreed with the neighbors and the drills gotta be back tomorrow. So I've no time to re-read it.

    One of the shelves is a Buddha shelf so..

    Which room should it be in and does it have to face any particular direction? i.e north, south etc. or towards the front of the building / side of the building???

    The wife has no idea and neither does her mum, we just called her.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    Which room should it be in
    The bog.

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    The direction is not very important, more important is that you keep the Buddha statue (or a picture or other symbol of any enlightened being) in a clean and high place. Basically, you keep his head higher than your head, at least when you're seated on your meditation cushion. You don't point the soles of your feet towards the statue, you don't grab it in the head if you lift it, and you watch your thoughts, words and actions in front of it. In short, you show the statue or picture the same respect you would have shown the Buddha himself if he would have been present in your room.

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    Sadly, Buddha never wanted to be worshiped or have a statue made of him. What started out as a philosophical way of life has been turned into a pay to play merit making religion riddled with dabblings of witchcraft, spirit worship, and animal and nature worship. More of a form of druidism really than true Buddhism.

    Mrs. Chi has NOTHING to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    Sadly, Buddha never wanted to be worshiped or have a statue made of him. What started out as a philosophical way of life has been turned into a pay to play merit making religion riddled with dabblings of witchcraft, spirit worship, and animal and nature worship. More of a form of druidism really than true Buddhism.
    Exactly. Every Buddha statue would be an insult to him if he were alive or a demi-god and not just some bloke who died 2 and a half thousand years ago.

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