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).
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.
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.
I think i have only seen fat Buddha. Skinny Buddha would be for more fitness oriented movement.
fat Buddha just makes me happy. I like skinny Buddha too, but fat Buddha just makes me smile whenever I see him
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