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Tallest Statues in the world, Buddhas and other

Postby Aemilius » Sat May 21, 2011 10:53 am

There are many great Buddha rupas in People's Republic of China, and also in Japan, hardly any built by tibetans, where is the problem? The list is interesting anyhow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_statues_by_height
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Re: Tallest Statues in the world, Buddhas and other

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat May 21, 2011 9:41 pm

Interesting list, many Buddhist statues near the top of the tallest in the world.

The Tibetans may not be building due to lack of financial resources. And I don't suppose the Chinese government will help them.
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Re: Tallest Statues in the world, Buddhas and other

Postby Aemilius » Sat May 28, 2011 12:36 pm

here are some more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Colossal_Buddha_statues , 25 colossal buddha statues, among them Buduruvagala, a colossal statue of Avalokitesvara situated in Sri Lanka, which is very interesting!
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Re: Tallest Statues in the world, Buddhas and other

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Sat May 28, 2011 12:53 pm

when you are that far up in elevation, as is Tibet, any statue you build will already be higher!!!
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Re: Tallest Statues in the world, Buddhas and other

Postby Aemilius » Mon May 30, 2011 12:39 pm

You could also discuss: Why do people make statues ? What is the urge for making statues ? & Why do we make big statues?
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Re: Tallest Statues in the world, Buddhas and other

Postby dzoki » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:32 am

Aemilius wrote:There are many great Buddha rupas in People's Republic of China, and also in Japan, hardly any built by tibetans, where is the problem? The list is interesting anyhow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_statues_by_height

Chinese goverment does not allow any large buddhist statues to be built outdoors in Tibet. One of the recents attempts to do so:
http://tibetanbuddhism.tribe.net/thread ... 4da06ec844
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