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Offline TimSC

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hello and a statue
« on: August 21, 2015, 02:29:50 am »
Hi,

I am interested in philosophy and religion. I wondered if anyone could help me identify the figure in this photo: http://craigandcarolineschineseadventure.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a801bb96970b014e8a700fb5970d-pi

I noticed the statue on a trip to the Suzhou, China.

Thanks,

Tim

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Re: hello and a statue
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 08:51:32 am »
Hi, Tim.

This may not be a religious figure.  It may be a general, or royalty.

Do you know where the photo was taken?
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Re: hello and a statue
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 07:09:23 am »
It's standing in North Temple Pagoda, Suzhou. I think it is part of a monestry complex. I guess I should say it would really help to be able to read Chinese! The sign to the left probably says who it is. (I can't read it, unfortunately)

Tim

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Re: hello and a statue
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 04:57:46 am »
Hi, Tim.

I have written to a Chinese friend of mine to see if anyone in his family can shed some light on who this figure represents.

Ron
What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

 


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