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?