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Buddha In A Snow Globe — The Supreme Irony.

by Anura Guruge

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This was today, at our local ‘Marshalls‘ in Rochester, New Hampshire.

It was, of course, nowhere near as offensive as the Incense Dispenser I saw at T.J. Maxx in 2016. [See below] Still amuses me how folks think nothing of disrespecting the Buddha. But, he doesn’t mind since he is not around and I doubt whether too many truly devout Buddhists shop at Marshalls or T.J. Maxx. C’est la vie.

The first thing that crossed my mind was Buddha and snow. After some thought I came to the conclusion that he probably did encounter some snow in his travels — since the physical domain he operated in (discounting the supernatural flying through the air stories) did encroach upon the foothills of the Himalayas. I doubt whether he saw much snow but he probably did see some — maybe just in the distance, on the mountains.

Then I was struck by the supreme irony. Buddha trapped inside a glass globe! Wow. He hated being trapped. He so desperately wanted out — out of everything. So, this is a rather cruel joke — of sorts.

Did I buy it? NO. Just too this picture with my Google Pixel 2.

What do YOU think?

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by Anura Guruge

Disrespecting The Buddha’s Image — An Incense Dispenser!

by Anura Guruge

We happened to be at T.J. Maxx in Gilford, NH yesterday
and I happened to see this.

An incense holder in the shape of the Buddha’s head.

It had been reduced from $4.99 to $4.00.

I bought it just to get it off the shelf.

T.J. Maxx should be ASHAMED!

There are HOLES drilled in the Buddha’s head!

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Here is the tag that is attached to the Buddha’s head
with the name of the company that had it made.


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I am no longer a Buddhist BUT I do not think that this is right.

I can’t see them doing this to the image of any other religious leader.

Not sure what Buddhists, worldwide, might want to do about this.

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by Anura Guruge