The beautiful music of Zankyou no Terror
A quick PSA, because working in a New Age store I realize a lot of people don’t know this. Keep in mind this is the simple version.
The fella on the left-hand side, that’s Gautama Buddha, the Buddha, the central figure in Buddhism. Note that he is not considered a god, but a teacher and spiritual leader, the first to attain Enlightenment in his era. Note also how thin he is. This is because the Buddha fasted a lot. He was born Siddhartha Gautama. Buddha is a title, and not actually his name.
The fella on the right-hand side is not Buddha. This is a common misconception in the West. That is Hotai (or Budai or Hotei depending on the language), a Buddhist monk from China and folkloric hero. Hotai is thought by many to be a Buddha, but he is not the Buddha. Unlike Buddha, Hotai actually is revered as a god in Chinese folklore, although not in Buddhist practice.
This post is based on things I’ve been taught by my Buddhist coworker but if I forgot or mixed up something important and you are Buddhist and you notice, please let me know.
This has been an informational post. Have a nice day.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD EVERYONE READ THIS. READ IT. LEARN IT. PREACH IT.
I AM SO TIRED OF EVERYONE BELIEVING THIS MISCONCEPTION.
There are approximately 1,013,913 words in the English language but I could never string any of them together to explain how incredible I think you are.
weak post but i am so happy to love someone consistently and have them love me back and it’s such a stable, safe feeling.
The Japanese fashion company PIIT is collaborating with Crypton Future Media to bring us Hatsune Miku- inspired clothing for their fall line! PIIT takes elements from Miku and incorporates them into their clothing that’s perfect for casual wear!
Check out the new line and other clothing they offer at PIIT’s online store!
|—||Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. (via howtobeterrell)|
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