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Old 10-07-2007, 01:05 AM   #11
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Buddists, as a rule, are pretty much okay with anything. They kind of have to be because it comes with the territory (the whole "life is suffering, and the only way to transend the suffering is to let go of any ties to anything material/emotional etc...)

Now if you put a statue of an alien on that tap handle, the afore-mentioned Tom Cruise might bash your door down and kill you for not believing in HIS silly superstition!

Besides, he's (budda) always happy your pouring a beer!

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Old 10-07-2007, 02:57 AM   #12
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Get many Buddists over for a drink or are you just worried that word might get out?
Ya never know..... my wife is Filipina, she knows loads of folks from Philippines, Maylaisia, Thailand...all those Southeast Asian countries. She already nixed the idea, says that it's the "Chinese Allah"......hmmmmmmm....thought Buddahism and Muslim were 2 different religions, but what does she know......she's Prodestant from a country that's mostly Catholic.

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Old 10-07-2007, 03:03 AM   #13
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Buddists, as a rule, are pretty much okay with anything. They kind of have to be because it comes with the territory (the whole "life is suffering, and the only way to transend the suffering is to let go of any ties to anything material/emotional etc...)

Now if you put a statue of an alien on that tap handle, the afore-mentioned Tom Cruise might bash your door down and kill you for not believing in HIS silly superstition!

Besides, he's (budda) always happy your pouring a beer!
Sooooo......basically, you're sayin' that Richard Gere wouldn't come and kick my a$$ even if he wanted to????

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Old 10-07-2007, 03:40 AM   #14
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Sooooo......basically, you're sayin' that Richard Gere wouldn't come and kick my a$$ even if he wanted to????

Methinks Mr. Gere is too much of a girl to kick anyone's a$$....

IMHO of course... (and because I drink)


As for Buddy Buddah, the Burly Brewman? Tap handle away. I think you and your friends will have a much relaxed and enlightened time enjoying the homebrews.


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Old 10-07-2007, 04:31 AM   #15
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After surfing the web for a while here's what I found.

Even if you insult a Buddhist you shouldn't have to worry about retribution as they are big on forgiveness. From the Buddhists point of view though, if you insult someone with this choice of tap handle, you are the unfortunate one as you are doing harm to someone.

Also, in Buddhism there are "five precepts", which basically tell a Buddhist what they shouldn't do. The 5th precept is not to drink alcohol. Therefore it seems to be a contradiction to use an image of the Buddha in the act of serving alcohol. That's probably going to offend a Buddhist.

There are probably not many Buddhists in a forum like this one that focusses on alcohol production but you never now. The 5th precept may be the most ignored part of the religion for Western Buddhists so maybe there are some Buddhists here. If there are maybe they will post on this.

If you want to use a deity of some kind and be sure not to insult anyone I'd go for the Greek god Dionysus. He was into wine but he was also into being drunk and all the great things that come from drunkeness. Now there's a god that you're not going to insult by making him your tap handle.

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Old 10-07-2007, 06:34 AM   #16
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That's not a replica of any Buddha I'd be worried about. That character is actually a northern chinese/mongolian monk who was associated with the idea of prosperity, and became associated with Buddhist ideals. (note, he's got a huge sack)


More Japanese Buddhist than anything else... he's the one who you'd think of if you were "going to rub the belly of buddha for good luck".

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Old 10-07-2007, 06:35 AM   #17
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Also, in Buddhism there are "five precepts", which basically tell a Buddhist what they shouldn't do. The 5th precept is not to drink alcohol. Therefore it seems to be a contradiction to use an image of the Buddha in the act of serving alcohol. That's probably going to offend a Buddhist.

The "statue" in the picture is often shown with a wineskin in hand...
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That's not a replica of any Buddha I'd be worried about. That character is actually a northern chinese/mongolian monk who was associated with the idea of prosperity, and became associated with Buddhist ideals. (note, he's got a huge sack)


More Japanese Buddhist than anything else... he's the one who you'd think of if you were "going to rub the belly of buddha for good luck".
That's why I mentioned in my original post that I wasn't sure he was even the correct buddha. I looked at pics on the 'net and most of the buddha figures I've seen were thin, curly hair, sitting in a lotus type position. This dude's fat, bald, looks to be sittin' in a chair or somethin'. And since this is a family forum, I wasn't even goin' to bring up his huge sack.......

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Old 10-07-2007, 12:41 PM   #19
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This is the usual image of Lord Buddha



Your picture is of a Laughing Buddha or Budai Luohan. A Buddha that will come in the future.

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Old 10-08-2007, 05:18 AM   #20
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He looks pretty happy considering he's just had a hole drilled in his ass.

If you're worried about what other people think I would say that's a reason not to use it.

Personally I'm half and half on the issue.
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