sam_wong wrote:Confuzius wrote:I've seen these in the US, in places like Spencer Gifts and Hot Topics
And its actually NOT Buddha...not Sakyamuni at least, its Maitreya/Milefo 彌勒佛...though google image Maitreya, nothing hardly comes up, google image "fat buddha" and a ton come up.
Fate dude=not Sakyamuni Buddha...
Of course Milefo 彌勒佛 is Buddha.
佛 is Buddha in Chinese.
Next you say 白馬非馬.
Look at my post a little closer....
Confuzius wrote:And its actually NOT Buddha...not Sakyamuni at least
Confuzius wrote: Fate dude=not Sakyamuni Buddha...
Just had plenty of students in my life ask me why Buddha is depicted as fat, "did he gain a bunch of weight after he abandoned the practice of starving himself?"