Monday, November 16, 2009

Throw On the Brakes?

Is it just me, or would you agree that somebody needs to throw on the brakes before it is too late?

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2 reader comments:

Anonymous said...

headed to the heart of darkness - back in a week.

I'll call you if I survive.

LL said...

I agree. Some of these items may have been stolen when the Mongolian monasteries were sacked. Even worse, some may come from vandalized chortens.

Why would good practitioners want these things anyway? To paraphrase Bruce Newman, your Buddha nature is not old and dirty; it's clean, bright and new.

If we buy new things, we support the living craft tradition. If we buy old things, we may be supporting thieves and tomb robbers.

Buddhists should boycott these antique sellers.