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Buddha statues should be placed in a part of the home or garden that is clean, quiet and comfortable. If placed in the garden, they should be put on a slab of rock or marble that is solid rather than unstable. In the hom... More »

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A Buddha statue represents the Buddhist religion, and depending on the Buddha's pose, can also suggest meditation, the gift of fearlessness, the gift of confidence and teaching the Dharma. The first Buddha statues appear... More »

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There are innumerable pieces of Buddhist iconography depicting various Buddhas, but the Buddhas of the Five Directions are a prominent and common example. These Buddhas are most often found together in shrines where they... More »

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A Buddha statue represents the Buddhist religion, and depending on the Buddha's pose, can also suggest meditation, the gift of fearlessness, the gift of confidence and teaching the Dharma. The first Buddha statues appear... More »

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Different Buddha statues hold different meanings including overcoming fear, calm or serenity, meditation, Earth touching or calling the Earth to witness, nirvana, medicine, teaching, walking, contemplation, begging and r... More »

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Despite the common misconception, the Buddha is never depicted as a heavy-set individual; these popular rotund statues actually depict Hotei. The Buddha, whose name was Siddhartha Gautama, is usually depicted as a slim i... More »

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A Buddha statue should always face east, as Buddha reached enlightenment by meditating upon the rising sun, according to legend. A Buddha statue must never be placed on the ground; it should always be elevated. It is als... More »

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