Re: Carved Statue

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Posted by zenair on February 12, 19100 at 19:08:29:

In Reply to: Carved Statue posted by Daniel Zwolak on February 12, 19100 at 04:20:49:

: I own a carved wooden statue of what I was told is the "crying Buddha." Its appearance is very much unlike that of the conventional, large and smiling Buddha. This carving is a well built and muscularly defined man, sitting with his legs outstretched in front of him, hunched over with his face buried in his hands as if he were weeping. I was told upon purchasing the carving that he was weeping for the sins of man. I have since heard other names and theories. Can you help? I feel embarassed and ashamed to own such a spiritual and beautiful work of art and not know its correct origin or symbolism.

: Thank you, Dan Zwolak

Good Day Dan.
I searched my library and the web. Nothing on the "crying buddha" but I did find something on the "weeping buddha."

. "Weeping Buddha
Order Online...I admire this beautiful carving...I see a strong handsome man not hesitant to express his emotions...Made in Indonesia the weeping Buddha is absorbing all the sorrows of the world.

You can see it at -

Sorry I could not provide you with more.
Peace and happiness each moment in mindfulness.

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