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Weekly Buddhism Issue 4

Contents of this free issue of the Weekly Buddhism:

Final Free Issue; Rates Explained
Free Guided Meditation MP3 File
Fat Buddha, Skinny Buddha, Laughing Buddha: Buddhist Statues explained
Book Review: Footprints in the Snow, by Chen Master Sheng Yen
Buddhist Prayer: Why Pray if there is no God?
Koan; Shoun & His Mother
Jataka Tale #3, The Merchant of Sari
Fear
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Fat Buddha, Skinny Buddha, Laughing Buddha

Fat Buddha, Skinny Buddha, Laughing Buddha

Budai / Hotei

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A Listener Phoned In
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What’s the deal with the big fat Buddha statues? He’s got fancy robes and stuff all around him and looks very greedy. What’s up with that?

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And my response:
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Whenever you mention Buddha to a non-Buddhist american (maybe . . . → Read More: Fat Buddha, Skinny Buddha, Laughing Buddha