Saturday, 15 January 2011
This Buddha statue from the remote land-locked region of India called Sikkim is notorious for having similar features to that of one of the most monstrous dictators the world has ever seen - Germany's Adolf Hitler. It wasn't enough that the Nazis stole (and reversed) that ancient symbol for peace - the Swastika - but his image lives on in a symbol of peace ,wisdom and compassion.
Not everybody can see the likeness which is fortunate and I imagine the good people of Sikkim are oblivious to the potential sinister connotations that this wonderful statue has to certain western minds.
All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain? Buddha
Posted by The Buddha's Face www.thebuddhasface.co.uk at 05:12