Nearly 95% of Thailand practices Buddhism (CIA The World Fact Book) and treat the icon of the Buddha with respect. The Buddha was a teacher and an “enlightened being” and as such, the statues and icons of him are meant as objects for teaching and guiding.
What does the Buddha symbolize?
A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved by man through purely human means. The term Buddha literally means enlightened one, a knower.
Is having a Buddha statue disrespectful?
Besides being totally disrespectful, it’s bad luck to place Buddha in a bathroom. Also the statue should never face one. … Doing so will flush down the drain your good luck each time it is used. Buddha should never be placed on the bare floor or ground.
What is the most common subject for Thai sculpture?
Traditional Thai art primarily consists of Buddhist art with influences from Thai folklore and Hinduism; Thai sculptures most often depict images of the Buddha and other characters from Buddhist and Hindu mythology.