AVENGERS, I THINK YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!
A quick PSA, because working in a New Age store I realize a lot of people don’t know this. Keep in mind this is the simple version.
The fella on the left-hand side, that’s Gautama Buddha, the Buddha, the central figure in Buddhism. Note that he is not considered a god, but a teacher and spiritual leader, the first to attain Enlightenment in his era. Note also how thin he is. This is because the Buddha fasted a lot. He was born Siddhartha Gautama. Buddha is a title, and not actually his name.
The fella on the right-hand side is not Buddha. This is a common misconception in the West. That is Hotai (or Budai or Hotei depending on the language), a Buddhist monk from China and folkloric hero. Hotai is thought by many to be a Buddha, but he is not the Buddha. Unlike Buddha, Hotai actually is revered as a god in Chinese folklore, although not in Buddhist practice.
This post is based on things I’ve been taught by my Buddhist coworker but if I forgot or mixed up something important and you are Buddhist and you notice, please let me know.
This has been an informational post. Have a nice day.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD EVERYONE READ THIS. READ IT. LEARN IT. PREACH IT.
I AM SO TIRED OF EVERYONE BELIEVING THIS MISCONCEPTION.
Cinderella’s Castle from Disney land!
I kind of admire how they made sure we’d fall in love with Steve Rogers before we fell in love with Captain America.
Adventureland Bazaar, November 1964. Via Gorillas Don’t Blog.
Tower of Terror 4 WDW-TV Advertisement - 2003
my brain has too many tabs open
Most accurate thing ever
I can’t find the one that is playing that fucking song
Every time I see someone spread that bit of trivia that “the Tower of Terror was struck by lightning during construction” I laugh, because it implies that it’s not something that happens all the time.
Yep, and it’s also Disney’s second largest building at 199 feet.
Disney’s tallest ride is Expedition Everest at 199.5 feet