2014 Snapshots

Wednesday, September 15

corner view - “7”

** (edited – stitched my photos so I’m putting one photo – not 3)

What day of the week where you born?  Monday, Tuesday or maybe Friday?

Today’s CV theme is the number 7.  I’m not being very creative here.  I’m doing the days of the week but of course in relation to my corner. 

I found this very interesting.  Now I understand why there are so many different statues and poses and that each one has a meaning to it.7 budah chiang mai

If you ever visit a Thai temple you might see different Buddha images lined up in a row.  Each pose apparently shows what Buddha was doing on that particular day of the week.

I was born on a Friday and so the Buddha image for Friday is with the hands crossed over the chest and is in deep thought.   Apparently the gesture represents a complete spiritual transformation.

If you are curious to see what pose is represented for you then  click here.

I took these photos on our trip to Chiang Mai back in 2008.

For more on this theme head on over to Theresa’s who’s stepping in for Jane.


Victoria said...

That is so interesting. I think I was born on a Saturday, so I'm going to take a look at what Buddha position I might be.

Theresa said...

I always seem to learn something from you :)

Francesca said...

I actually don't know what day of the week I was born, and I think it would take me a long time to figure it out:)

Lollipop said...

it is so beautiful!
I have to go to thailand one day

Mari said...

Interesting! I was born on a Thursday, so I'll have to go check this out.

jgy said...

Gorgeous, and fascinating.
I'll see if I can check what day of the week it was when I was born:))

Your blog feels as if it had a spiritual transformation as well. It's always peaceful, and today is particulary so.

jgy said...

PS I found out here that I was born on a Sunday, yeah! the 7th day,
or anyway that's what it said here if anyone wants to try the conversion:

isabelle said...

beautiful buddhas ... thanks for sharing

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