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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:47 pm 
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The prince seeing a sick person for the first time:

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He certainly doesn't look too Indian. :smile:

I've wanted to write a blog post about this for awhile. Please have a look:

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2012/02/ ... utama.html

In short, it is interesting how in ancient Chinese Buddhist art the Buddha and his life is normally portrayed in the local settings of the time. This of course is to be expected given that most artists would have had no point of reference.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:51 am 
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Yup. If you could teach the Dharma to ducks, their Bhuddas would have feathers.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:31 am 
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catmoon wrote:
Yup. If you could teach the Dharma to ducks, their Bhuddas would have feathers.


You must see what my potbellied pig's Buddha looks like :smile:

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Huseng wrote:
The prince seeing a sick person for the first time:

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He certainly doesn't look too Indian. :smile:

I've wanted to write a blog post about this for awhile. Please have a look:

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2012/02/ ... utama.html

In short, it is interesting how in ancient Chinese Buddhist art the Buddha and his life is normally portrayed in the local settings of the time. This of course is to be expected given that most artists would have had no point of reference.

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I suppose that it is a valid and acceptable mechanism to make an important figure accessible (and acceptable?) to "your" people in this way.

That's why Jesus often looks more like Sven than Jesus :stirthepot:

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Wow this is interesting , and the pictures made this even more entertaining!


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The book I ordered tells me some details about the Buddha's life.


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