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07 July 2010, 06:12 PM
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Rajan Zed, the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, said in a news release that the deities were highly revered in Hinduism and inappropriate usage ...
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Eastern Mind
07 July 2010, 06:41 PM
Vannakkam: So I went to one site, and made a comment, basically saying Hinduism is vast, and there is no way a couple of people can speak for all Hindus.

Aum Namasivaya

07 July 2010, 07:18 PM
Why is buddhism more popular again?

Eastern Mind
07 July 2010, 07:26 PM
Vannakkam Sahasranama: Not sure what you mean. In the west? Worldwide?

Again? Can you elaborate a bit? I have some theories but no point going into it without knowing the true nature of the question.

Aum Namasivaya

08 July 2010, 12:58 PM
Selling statues and paintings of deities of all traditions is and has been common. I do not see the objection - unless the artists are not followers of the deity represented. Then might one say their heart is not in it and they are just shaping the form alone. But that can happen even with a Xtian or Hindu or Buddhist artist.

Look at Exotic India online - they sell all sorts of sacred objects.

As a Buddhist though, I will admit that if one wants to worship a particular object, it helps to know it was done by a devotee artist and blessed by a guru.