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DanT
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2/12/2013 7:38:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
According to descriptions; the Buddha was 10.5 feet in height, and he possessed superhuman strength. The stretch of his arms equaled his height, and when his arms were at his side, his hands fell below the knee. His hands and feet were flat and pliant. He had long, slender tubelike fingers and toes, which were connected by a very fine webbing. He had smooth rosy nails, that were slightly upturned at the tips.

He spoke with a deep and radiant voice, like rolling thunder, and he walked with an arched instep. He had eyes with lapis colored irises, and pure white scleras, complimented by fine arched eyebrows. He possessed a long face with an aquiline nose. He had fine dark hair, with long curls, which gave off a strong sweet smell. He possessed radiant skin, with a golden hue, and smelled like sandalwood.
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2/12/2013 7:46:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
You really ought to semantically define every word before going around mumbling gibberish that is well grounded beyond your comprehension.
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2/12/2013 7:47:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/12/2013 7:38:18 PM, DanT wrote:
According to descriptions; the Buddha was 10.5 feet in height, and he possessed superhuman strength. The stretch of his arms equaled his height, and when his arms were at his side, his hands fell below the knee. His hands and feet were flat and pliant. He had long, slender tubelike fingers and toes, which were connected by a very fine webbing. He had smooth rosy nails, that were slightly upturned at the tips.

He spoke with a deep and radiant voice, like rolling thunder, and he walked with an arched instep. He had eyes with lapis colored irises, and pure white scleras, complimented by fine arched eyebrows. He possessed a long face with an aquiline nose. He had fine dark hair, with long curls, which gave off a strong sweet smell. He possessed radiant skin, with a golden hue, and smelled like sandalwood.

Just FYI, a lot of eastern religions don't hold to the western conception of scripture necessarily reflecting fact. Many stories have Buddha coming out of his mother's side, but if you ask any Buddhist they aren't going to say they believe Siddie popped out of his mother.

So pointing out factual improbabilities or even inconsistencies is beside the point.
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2/12/2013 8:09:54 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/12/2013 7:38:18 PM, DanT wrote:
According to descriptions; the Buddha was 10.5 feet in height, and he possessed superhuman strength. The stretch of his arms equaled his height, and when his arms were at his side, his hands fell below the knee. His hands and feet were flat and pliant. He had long, slender tubelike fingers and toes, which were connected by a very fine webbing. He had smooth rosy nails, that were slightly upturned at the tips.

He spoke with a deep and radiant voice, like rolling thunder, and he walked with an arched instep. He had eyes with lapis colored irises, and pure white scleras, complimented by fine arched eyebrows. He possessed a long face with an aquiline nose. He had fine dark hair, with long curls, which gave off a strong sweet smell. He possessed radiant skin, with a golden hue, and smelled like sandalwood.

Was there a point to this post, or did you just arbitrarily decide to post a description the Buddha?
"Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact." - Carl Sagan

This is the response of the defenders of Sparta to the Commander of the Roman Army: "If you are a god, you will not hurt those who have never injured you. If you are a man, advance - you will find men equal to yourself. And women.
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2/12/2013 8:47:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/12/2013 7:38:18 PM, DanT wrote:
According to descriptions; the Buddha was 10.5 feet in height, and he possessed superhuman strength. The stretch of his arms equaled his height, and when his arms were at his side, his hands fell below the knee. His hands and feet were flat and pliant. He had long, slender tubelike fingers and toes, which were connected by a very fine webbing. He had smooth rosy nails, that were slightly upturned at the tips.

He spoke with a deep and radiant voice, like rolling thunder, and he walked with an arched instep. He had eyes with lapis colored irises, and pure white scleras, complimented by fine arched eyebrows. He possessed a long face with an aquiline nose. He had fine dark hair, with long curls, which gave off a strong sweet smell. He possessed radiant skin, with a golden hue, and smelled like sandalwood.

Oh pulease...this is nonsense.
"It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive." " C. W. Leadbeater
DanT
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2/12/2013 9:04:54 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/12/2013 7:47:49 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 2/12/2013 7:38:18 PM, DanT wrote:
According to descriptions; the Buddha was 10.5 feet in height, and he possessed superhuman strength. The stretch of his arms equaled his height, and when his arms were at his side, his hands fell below the knee. His hands and feet were flat and pliant. He had long, slender tubelike fingers and toes, which were connected by a very fine webbing. He had smooth rosy nails, that were slightly upturned at the tips.

He spoke with a deep and radiant voice, like rolling thunder, and he walked with an arched instep. He had eyes with lapis colored irises, and pure white scleras, complimented by fine arched eyebrows. He possessed a long face with an aquiline nose. He had fine dark hair, with long curls, which gave off a strong sweet smell. He possessed radiant skin, with a golden hue, and smelled like sandalwood.

Just FYI, a lot of eastern religions don't hold to the western conception of scripture necessarily reflecting fact.
These are traits of an enlightened being. They were/are widely considered as fact.
Many stories have Buddha coming out of his mother's side, but if you ask any Buddhist they aren't going to say they believe Siddie popped out of his mother.

Sounds like a c-section.
So pointing out factual improbabilities or even inconsistencies is beside the point.

Not what I was doing
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DanT
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2/12/2013 9:07:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/12/2013 8:09:54 PM, muzebreak wrote:
At 2/12/2013 7:38:18 PM, DanT wrote:
According to descriptions; the Buddha was 10.5 feet in height, and he possessed superhuman strength. The stretch of his arms equaled his height, and when his arms were at his side, his hands fell below the knee. His hands and feet were flat and pliant. He had long, slender tubelike fingers and toes, which were connected by a very fine webbing. He had smooth rosy nails, that were slightly upturned at the tips.

He spoke with a deep and radiant voice, like rolling thunder, and he walked with an arched instep. He had eyes with lapis colored irises, and pure white scleras, complimented by fine arched eyebrows. He possessed a long face with an aquiline nose. He had fine dark hair, with long curls, which gave off a strong sweet smell. He possessed radiant skin, with a golden hue, and smelled like sandalwood.


Was there a point to this post, or did you just arbitrarily decide to post a description the Buddha?

Thought it was interesting and I wanted to share, and see what others thought. Idk why everyone assumed malicious intent. If they went to my profile they would see that I consider myself Buddhist.
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle
DanT
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2/12/2013 9:15:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/12/2013 8:47:19 PM, Sidewalker wrote:
At 2/12/2013 7:38:18 PM, DanT wrote:
According to descriptions; the Buddha was 10.5 feet in height, and he possessed superhuman strength. The stretch of his arms equaled his height, and when his arms were at his side, his hands fell below the knee. His hands and feet were flat and pliant. He had long, slender tubelike fingers and toes, which were connected by a very fine webbing. He had smooth rosy nails, that were slightly upturned at the tips.

He spoke with a deep and radiant voice, like rolling thunder, and he walked with an arched instep. He had eyes with lapis colored irises, and pure white scleras, complimented by fine arched eyebrows. He possessed a long face with an aquiline nose. He had fine dark hair, with long curls, which gave off a strong sweet smell. He possessed radiant skin, with a golden hue, and smelled like sandalwood.

Oh pulease...this is nonsense.

No it's perpetuated throughout the ancient world. The Greeks believed their Heros were giants with super strength and/or Inteligence. The theme was also common among Mesopotamians, who traded with India. The Sumerians believed their gods had the same color eyes, and imbedded lapis stones as eyes in their statues of the gods. The sages in sumerian myth was sometimes described as being men with aquatic attributes (such as webbing and scales).
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle
muzebreak
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2/12/2013 9:23:23 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/12/2013 9:07:50 PM, DanT wrote:
At 2/12/2013 8:09:54 PM, muzebreak wrote:
At 2/12/2013 7:38:18 PM, DanT wrote:
According to descriptions; the Buddha was 10.5 feet in height, and he possessed superhuman strength. The stretch of his arms equaled his height, and when his arms were at his side, his hands fell below the knee. His hands and feet were flat and pliant. He had long, slender tubelike fingers and toes, which were connected by a very fine webbing. He had smooth rosy nails, that were slightly upturned at the tips.

He spoke with a deep and radiant voice, like rolling thunder, and he walked with an arched instep. He had eyes with lapis colored irises, and pure white scleras, complimented by fine arched eyebrows. He possessed a long face with an aquiline nose. He had fine dark hair, with long curls, which gave off a strong sweet smell. He possessed radiant skin, with a golden hue, and smelled like sandalwood.


Was there a point to this post, or did you just arbitrarily decide to post a description the Buddha?

Thought it was interesting and I wanted to share, and see what others thought. Idk why everyone assumed malicious intent. If they went to my profile they would see that I consider myself Buddhist.

Fair enough. I found it quite interesting, so thank you. I only asked because so many people replied as though there was some context I was missing, this context being you hating on the Buddha.
"Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact." - Carl Sagan

This is the response of the defenders of Sparta to the Commander of the Roman Army: "If you are a god, you will not hurt those who have never injured you. If you are a man, advance - you will find men equal to yourself. And women.
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2/12/2013 9:53:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/12/2013 9:04:54 PM, DanT wrote:
At 2/12/2013 7:47:49 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 2/12/2013 7:38:18 PM, DanT wrote:
According to descriptions; the Buddha was 10.5 feet in height, and he possessed superhuman strength. The stretch of his arms equaled his height, and when his arms were at his side, his hands fell below the knee. His hands and feet were flat and pliant. He had long, slender tubelike fingers and toes, which were connected by a very fine webbing. He had smooth rosy nails, that were slightly upturned at the tips.

He spoke with a deep and radiant voice, like rolling thunder, and he walked with an arched instep. He had eyes with lapis colored irises, and pure white scleras, complimented by fine arched eyebrows. He possessed a long face with an aquiline nose. He had fine dark hair, with long curls, which gave off a strong sweet smell. He possessed radiant skin, with a golden hue, and smelled like sandalwood.

Just FYI, a lot of eastern religions don't hold to the western conception of scripture necessarily reflecting fact.
These are traits of an enlightened being. They were/are widely considered as fact.

Not that widely, very very few take these comments to be literal facts about the Buddha's appearance.
"It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive." " C. W. Leadbeater
DanT
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2/12/2013 10:17:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/12/2013 9:53:40 PM, Sidewalker wrote:
At 2/12/2013 9:04:54 PM, DanT wrote:
At 2/12/2013 7:47:49 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 2/12/2013 7:38:18 PM, DanT wrote:
According to descriptions; the Buddha was 10.5 feet in height, and he possessed superhuman strength. The stretch of his arms equaled his height, and when his arms were at his side, his hands fell below the knee. His hands and feet were flat and pliant. He had long, slender tubelike fingers and toes, which were connected by a very fine webbing. He had smooth rosy nails, that were slightly upturned at the tips.

He spoke with a deep and radiant voice, like rolling thunder, and he walked with an arched instep. He had eyes with lapis colored irises, and pure white scleras, complimented by fine arched eyebrows. He possessed a long face with an aquiline nose. He had fine dark hair, with long curls, which gave off a strong sweet smell. He possessed radiant skin, with a golden hue, and smelled like sandalwood.

Just FYI, a lot of eastern religions don't hold to the western conception of scripture necessarily reflecting fact.
These are traits of an enlightened being. They were/are widely considered as fact.

Not that widely, very very few take these comments to be literal facts about the Buddha's appearance.

Early Sculptures included these characteristics in their carvings of Buddha statues.
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle
DanT
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2/12/2013 10:28:37 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/12/2013 10:17:49 PM, DanT wrote:
At 2/12/2013 9:53:40 PM, Sidewalker wrote:
At 2/12/2013 9:04:54 PM, DanT wrote:
At 2/12/2013 7:47:49 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 2/12/2013 7:38:18 PM, DanT wrote:
According to descriptions; the Buddha was 10.5 feet in height, and he possessed superhuman strength. The stretch of his arms equaled his height, and when his arms were at his side, his hands fell below the knee. His hands and feet were flat and pliant. He had long, slender tubelike fingers and toes, which were connected by a very fine webbing. He had smooth rosy nails, that were slightly upturned at the tips.

He spoke with a deep and radiant voice, like rolling thunder, and he walked with an arched instep. He had eyes with lapis colored irises, and pure white scleras, complimented by fine arched eyebrows. He possessed a long face with an aquiline nose. He had fine dark hair, with long curls, which gave off a strong sweet smell. He possessed radiant skin, with a golden hue, and smelled like sandalwood.

Just FYI, a lot of eastern religions don't hold to the western conception of scripture necessarily reflecting fact.
These are traits of an enlightened being. They were/are widely considered as fact.

Not that widely, very very few take these comments to be literal facts about the Buddha's appearance.

Early Sculptures included these characteristics in their carvings of Buddha statues.

Notice the blue eyes, aquiline nose, arched eyebrows, dark hair, and golden skin.
http://us.123rf.com...

Notice the hand below the knee, flat hand, and tubelike fingers.
http://us.123rf.com...
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle