Thursday, November 10, 2005

Buddha - Artwork by C.J.Bilbrey

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, this is not the historical Buddha (Gotama Buddha) but rather a Chinese saint, and I don't think he was a glutton. Perhaps you should change the title of this work so as not to insult the feeligs of millions of Buddhists around the world, of which I am one.

Karyl Bilbrey

10:38 PM, June 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I appreciate your input, Karyl (I like the spelling of your name, by the way).
Please understand that these are simply my interpretations of various deities. For instance,I doubt Dionysus looked like Jim Morrison.
No offense is intended. I, myself, am a Pagan and all of these gods and goddesses are important to me, personally.

Jason Bilbrey

10:46 PM, June 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow you got your feelings hurt? or are feeligs something Buddhists get that others don't? So that's slightly sad & pathetic that your feelings got hurt by someone else's perception of things. Maybe you should work on not worrying what others think. Is it me or are there several representations of Buddha as a large happy man? Am I wrong on this one??
Anyhow, there are several representations of Buddha and people are diverse. That means they view things and perceive things in different ways. I know people that have an African American Jesus hanging from a cross. Why do you think everyone has to have the vision you have of your "GOD". Get over yourself. Buddha literally means "awakened" or that which has become aware" Generally, Buddhists do not consider Siddhartha Gautama to have been the only Buddha. The word Buddha is simply a title that means "The Awakened One' A Buddha is considered anyone who has become Enlightened. There are some Buddhist texts such as the Lotus Sutra that imply that all beings will become Buddhas at some point in time. So that means even the Gluttons that seem to upset you so will eventually become Buddhas too.

Sorry - small narrow minded people infuriate and sadden me at the same time. How about you enjoy art for what it is. One persons view of their world. Not yours.
~Kelli~

4:42 PM, June 20, 2006  

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