I'm a dreamcatcher... a fairy whisperer... a music box... an Escapist...
...Welcome to my world...
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.
Thank you for providing us with some education and not being mean about it! :D
Good things to know!
the buugeng is a type of s-staff.
to the best of my knowledge, it is used to engage in geometric visual warfare
GEOMETRIC VISUAL WARFARE.
Women of Steel
Those are some fine heads of red hair, too.
MERIDA IS FUCKING REAL.
More medieval than Viking or Celt, but still awesome :)
“This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.” - Don McLean (Starry, Starry Night)
being a human is so weird
This feels so good to my brain
9 versions of Morning on the Seine, by Claude Oscar Monet
these stills of joffrey look like someone just said something really offensive
god dammit the quantum enigma is gonna be so great and i’m gonna be stuck listening to nothing else for m onths like i did with silverthorn
Lucifer (Morning Star) by Paul Fryer
(Installation in the Holy Church in Marylebone, 2008. Anodised aluminium, silicon, rubber cord, wax work figure, feathers/aluminium, concrete.)
*points at your girlfriend* you gonna eat that
sexual pun or hannibal reference i can’t decide
There is a statue of Joffrey in the middle of Auckland, New Zealand??? And if you tweet with #bringdowntheking it will tighten the rope to bring down the statue???!!?!??!?!?