I keep a spartan shrine. Wish I had a camera to show you.
There's a nice buddha, some Dharma books and a stand-in for a stupa on the top shelf.
Down below are 3 candles, an incense burner (tower type, polished sandstone) a water offering bowl, and some stones. Once is a piece of rounded jadelike material, and on it sits a small piece of fluorite I bought at a gem show. Surrounding them is a semicircle of little bits of agate I have found over the years.
Strangely, when the center candle is behind the fluorite (a transparent green stone) an image of a seated Buddha can be seen in the refracted light.
There is a problem. I'm told a Buddha statue should not be placed low in the room, so it sits at about eye height for a short person. When seated on the floor before the shrine, that puts the statue at a neck-cracking height. Meanwhile I'm told the right place to look while meditating is on the floor about three feet in front of you, so I can't see the Buddha, the candles or anything but some carpet and cabinet doors.
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on Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:15 am, edited 1 time in total.
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