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The Buddha That Would See No Evil

The Buddha is supposed to have been dedicated, like no other person before him, to the effort of perceiving the world as it is, and sharing that perception with others.

I found it amusing, for this reason, to find the collection of three Buddha statues you see below, representing the classic motif: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil.

I can’t say that I find this offensive, as I don’t have a problem with mashups of religious icons with popular symbols in irreverent ways. I wonder, though, whether there are any Buddhists that find this sort of thing offensive. Anyone want to express outrage? Any riled up wannabe bodhisattvas out there?

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  1. Janet says:

    I can send you an image of a Buddhist Monk that appeared in a South Florida magazine and in the foreground there are three little figurines of young buddhist monks in their red robes in the see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil poses. I e-mailed their school in Deerfield beach to see if they were selling them to raise money for the school, but haven’t received an answer yet. So far, those figurines are much more appealing than anything I have found online yet.

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