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Fat Buddha or Skinny Buddha?

  1. L. Spikes profile image89
    L. Spikesposted 7 years ago

    Fat Buddha or Skinny Buddha?

    Debate came up recently as to which image most people prefer (Buddhist and non-Buddhist). Each represents something different, so feel free to explain your choice (philosophical, aesthetic, or otherwise).

  2. OldBoonie profile image55
    OldBoonieposted 7 years ago

    I think there should be a third choice; the slightly chubby Buddha. It was Buddha himself that taught the "middle path". So to show a skinny image would be to neglect his post-aesthetic days, and to show a fat image would neglect his initial wanderings and extreme starvation.

  3. XRobertsbabyX profile image57
    XRobertsbabyXposted 7 years ago

    Fat Buddha, but I think that stems entirely from my own childhood. That was the only image of Buddha I was subjected to so it just feels right to me.

  4. Yanniz profile image58
    Yannizposted 7 years ago

    I think i have only seen fat Buddha. Skinny Buddha would be for more fitness  oriented movement.

  5. voice in season profile image61
    voice in seasonposted 7 years ago

    fat Buddha just makes me happy. I like skinny Buddha too, but fat Buddha just makes me smile whenever I see him

  6. krillco profile image94
    krillcoposted 7 years ago

    Laughing Buddha and Mourning Buddha, there is no Buddha but in your mind. I strike you with my walking staff and cry:
    'KATZ !"