Saturday, February 18, 2006

Buying something without getting it.

from a 'spiritual swag' catalogue:



Buddha head on Base, $18.95


Now, wasn't the Buddha's whole schtick about non-attachment to material things, least of all attachment to the Buddha himself?
It seems the 'catholic cafeteria' extends to the 'world religion catalogue', where one can buy Tibetan prayer flags, celtic crosses, Shiva statuettes, Om pendants, and other such nonsense.
I'd be curious to find a muslim prayer rug that can double as a yoga mat..

4 comments:

Jeff Childers said...

In these trying times of ours, I wouldn't believe in anything if it weren't for my lucky astrology mood watch!

Fugger Nutter said...

Good gosh: it's a Catholic with a picture posted of Buddha's head on a stick!

:)

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

Yes, Fug, I'm all for 'tolerance'. Now, if I could only find Muhammad's head on a stick..

CS said...

What I've never understood is why Buddha preached detachment from earthly things but he's always portrayed in art as someone who obviously spends too much time at the dessert bar...