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.
i really love this photo because she has stretch marks and its the only post ive seen of a half naked girl with stretch marks. its real and i like it and she has a nice butt which makes me feel better about my stretch marks
Ballet star Roberto Bolle photographed by Bruce Weber for Vanity Fair Italia April 2014. Shot on location at the Egyptian Gardens in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
- May 28-29 performance at La Scala in Milan, Italy
- June he will perform at the American Ballet in New York, NY with three different shows.
- July 22 returns to the Arena of Verona, Verona, Italy