This is a picture on a simple household shrine in a house in Chonburi. Almost every Buddhist household has such a shrine and it is customary to offer flowers there daily. The lotus flower is most common, because its symbolism is used by the Buddha as a sign of enlightenment. Three flowers are offered, one for the memory of the Buddha, one for the Dharma, (his teaching), and one for the Sangha, (the community of followers, in whom the teaching lives.) The flowers are left to die as a sign of the transistor nature of all things. The household shrine is always placed in a respectful position and people will usually 'wai' (salute with palmed hands) to it on entering and leaving. The Buddha is not believed to be present in the shrine, but it serves to remind us of the presence of the Buddha through his teaching
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siolaw (38292) 2012-04-23 22:09
Sabay dee mai? ;D
Neat presentation of the shrine with adequate framing. I made a small WS to make it a bit punchier, hoping you like it!
korbee (6617) 2013-08-14 12:20
Lovely ""stil-life""style Kevin,in the golden age many Dutch masters made this kind of paintings,I ve been in Thailand for holiay for decades so I know these objects pretty well,the blue background makes it great!
A picture to let your fantasies go forever....
- Copyright: kevin o'sheehan (kevinos) (7403)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony
- Camera: Canon digital EOS 40D
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-23 21:33