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Usnisha

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The problem with the 32 marks is that they are read to be physical. They need a physical explanation. Treating them as symbolic is just a way of disposing of the issue.

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Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:13 am

It would be nice if someone took the time to do a photoshop of Buddha with the 32 marks. You know with the palms of his hands touching his knees without bending, the tongue licking his ear, the torso of a lion, the jaw of a lion, etc. I imagine the image would be quite grotesque. That might help dispel the idea that that is what he looked like.
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Postby tiltbillings » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:43 am

A lot of the traditional statuary is based upon the 32 marks, but even there it is dialed back a bit.

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Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:03 am

Here's a good power point presentation about the 32 marks, by T Y Lee:

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