Would everyone please treat Chinese sites selling Buddhist artefacts with caution. I am not saying this is the case here, but there have been many situations where Chinese sites have sold artefacts and exploited the Buddhist connection: The makers and artisans are either paid a pittance or are Sino-Tibetan prisoners or refugees, and the products hold little spiritual significance or value, other than what you personally may attribute to them.
Buddhism has nothing whatsoever to do with 'Luck'.
Symbolism is rife, but a Buddhist artesan would not use Buddhist precious artefacts to exploit their own Dogma.....
However, the name of the poster above is already very neutral, non-personal and generalised, and this is only 1 of 2 posts.....
I would like to know, please, and have evidence of:
Who makes these artefacts?
How much are they paid?
Where do they live?
(The 'about us' link on your home page tells us absolutely nothing about you.....)
Last edited by Alexandra; 06/08/07 08:46 AM.