The Buddha Stool and Blasphemy

The Thailand based Knowing Buddha organisation, which campaigns against the misuse of images of the Buddha and other Buddhist sacred objects, has started a campaign directed at a stool using the an image of the Buddha’s head. It is as they appear, a seat made from an image of the Buddha’s head.

They are widely available online and one of the product descriptions reads:

A quirky yet beautiful addition to our collection of stools comes this delightful Buddha stool. In the design of a Buddha head and finished in white, this Buddha is sure to add to brighten up your home, adding charm in abundance

 

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One thought on “The Buddha Stool and Blasphemy

  1. Uncivil and distasteful use of this minority world religious figure as home and garden decoration has been tolerated for too long. An instance of heartless bullying that has gone too far. The groups protesting this and similar insensitive use of the Buddha may be branded as extremists! A similar use of the religious icons of majority world religions could even lead to bloodshed.

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