Since when does Buddha stand?

Onijunbei

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I might be making a mountain out of a molehill here but somebody put a Buddha into a mountain. I just google imaged the Buddhas of Bamiyan and I get these:

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But when I google image just Buddha I come across, well, you know, Buddha :

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Granted the one statue at Bamiyan looks very Oriental, it was the only statue out of all of them that had those characteristics.
Is something amiss because the Buddha I know has a sitting problem.
 

anotherlayer

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The last one is Ho Tai. He's not a buddha, he's just a fat guy that gave candy to little children. He's about as Buddha as the cat that raises it's paw up and down and up and down.

So... are you saying that the standing statues are not Buddha at all?
 

whitewave

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Something I don't understand about the Buddha statues is they're depicted with tight curly hair and usually have really long ear lobes. Asians don't have tight curly hair and, as far as I know, don't practice ear lobe lengthening. Both of those things seem more African to me.
 

BStankman

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Something I don't understand about the Buddha statues is they're depicted with tight curly hair and usually have really long ear lobes. Asians don't have tight curly hair and, as far as I know, don't practice ear lobe lengthening. Both of those things seem more African to me.
I think you are right. Buddha with an afro in Japan.

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This one is of course from Amsterdam.

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Usually when I see faces smashed off, I think of race based Iconoclasm - Wikipedia
 

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