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the Most popular Buddha Statues are as follows,

Shakyamuni buddha statues Medicine Buddha Statues Meditation Buddha Statues Laughing Buddha Statues Amitabha Buddha statues Blessing Buddha Statues Nirvana Buddha Statues Samantabadhra Buddha Statues Thai Buddha Statues Maitreya Buddha Statues Dhyani Buddha Statues Feng shui Buddha Statues Vairochana Buddha Statues Akshobhya Buddha Statues Standing Buddha Statues

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What did sculptors carve to memorialize the events in Buddha's life?

By carving small Buddha statues that were placed in all four corners of every temple room

Why does the Buddha sit cross legged?

So that he can meditate comfortably. There is worldwide tradition in statues and pictures of leaders of philosophies and religions that each position has a specific meaning. In the case of statues of the Buddha the location of the hands, which foot or hand crosses the other, the direction of the gaze etc. all have meanings. In addition to the sitting Buddha there are standing and reclining statues.

Where should a Buddha statue be placed in a hotel?

A statue of the Buddha should not be placed in a hotel at all, unless it specializes in Buddhist pilgrims. Statues of the Buddha should only be placed in spiritual places.

Why did early buddhists believe Buddha could not be painted?

The Buddha specifically forbade his followers from making statues or other items depicting him for fear that they would turn him into a deity or start worshiping him. As time past this obviously was not followed. This explains why all artistic depictions of Buddha are different, because there are no images of Buddha from his time lifetime.

What is the biggest statue worldwide?

Actually there are just three statues worldwide considerably over 100 meters. And all three are statues of Buddha. The tallest, called the Vairocana Buddha stands in Lushan, China and reaches 153 meters in total (Including a pedestal of 25 meters) the second highest with 130 meters is the Monywa Buddha in Myanmar. Followed by the Amithaba Buddha in Ushiku / Japan with 120 meters

What are Buddhist statues used for?

Buddhist statutes are not used for worship. They are used to being to mind the teachings of the Buddha or his and his disciples actions. We bow to the Buddha in reverence to his teachings just as we bow to all beings.

Why is the Buddha statue the shape he is and what does it mean?

Well there are quite a few different positions the Buddha is shown in for statues. He can be sitting, standing, reclining or sitting resting on his knee (resting Buddha). When he is shown sitting or standing his hands can be in differnt positions, called mudras. These mudras incluing the palm up (no fear) which indicates the Buddha is telling us there is nothing to fear; touching Earth (Earth witness) which is how he told Maya that he has a witness to his enlightenment, or teaching mudra, which is the position the Buddha would take when teaching his follower. If he is sitting with his hands are in his lap then the Buddha is shown meditating. There are many more mudras but I don't know them all. The reclining Buddha statues are showing the Buddha either after he passed away (arm at his side) or resting (arm supporting his head). the resting reclining Buddha represents peacefulness. As for the sitting resting Buddha I am unsure but I believe it is to show the peacefulness the Buddha attain.

What colors are there on a Buddha statue?

It depends entirely on the statue. Some statues of the Buddha are not colored (beyond the natural color of the material) at all. Some statues do have colours, however. Generally, the robes are colored some shade of yellow or red. His skin is often a dark colour, or golden. His hair is always black.

Can a Buddha beeb in the same room as a goddess Buddha?

Your question is hard to answer since; (1) there are no Buddhist Gods or Goddess; (2) I do not know if you are talking about a Buddha (can be either male or female) as a current enlightened being or statues of enlightened beings. I will try to answer both. (1) You may have statues of both a Buddha and other enlightened beings (such as Tara) on your shrine at the same time. Buddhists accept all enlightened beings as being good and wholesome. (2) If you happen to be in a room with both a living Male and Female Buddha, all I can say is rejoice in their presence and learn as much as you can.

What are buddhists writings called?

There are different types of writing within Buddhism, they are generally divided into three parts, the teachings of the Buddha as passed down and recorded in the Buddhist tradition, commentaries and explanations on the teachings of the Buddha and finally all other texts.

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