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Unformatted text preview: prince. On his neck there should be three lines which symbolize the three training: conduct, concentration, and wisdom. The Buddha should be wearing a monk’s robe; it is often times very close-fitting as if it was wet. This robe should only hang from the left shoulder while revealing a bare right shoulder. There should be no jewelry whatsoever on the Buddha’s body. This is a sign showing that he has given up the princely and materialistic life for a religious and altruistic one. There should be fullness or prana of the lower belly from practicing yoga meditation. The hands of the Buddha are also very important. Depending on the position of the hand, the Buddha could represent many different things like gift giving, teaching, touch the earth, meditation, or fear not....
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- Summer '10
- Buddhism, Nicole Leung