Posted by: mrtweeds | October 2, 2008

welcome buddha

here’s the thing: i like buddhas. i like to look at them (there are a number of varieties, after all), i like their little round bellies, i like their smiles, and i find them to be lovely houseguests.
i have two buddhas now. actually, one is just a head, but he lives in an antique birdcage on top of a corner hutch in my dining room. he seems to like it there. i should really take a photo of him or he’ll feel neglected. BUT i have taken some photos of my newest buddha, a gift from mack for my birthday. she got him for $1 at a.c. moore, and he’s been hanging out by my back step welcoming visitors.
rub my belly!

rub my belly!

i mean, come on, who can resist that? he just wants to sit down and meditate (and have you rub his belly)! are you going to take that away from him? are you going to be THAT person? i certainly hope not.

and, in honor of my subject, here are a few quotes that i like from mr. b himself:

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

that buddha. he was a smart guy.



  1. That Buddha…. What a guy!

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