An exposition of the Vishawa Shanthi Buddha Statue is now being held from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. at the BMICH in Colombo. This is the largest Buddha statue carved out of a precious stone and is believed to bring peace to the world. The exposition will end on August 19. Pix by Nisal Baduge.
It will not bring peace unless people behave civilized manner with tolerating every religion and ethnicity. Rather than carve statue better carve mind of people to tolerate each other, at least monks since they are the threat for peace in Sri Lanka.
Eagle Eyes Tuesday, 14 August 2012 08:45 AM
Too bad this statue did not come here when the war was raging, then we could have tested the power of it.
Hussain Tuesday, 14 August 2012 08:46 AM
I wonder what Lord Buddha would say if he was alive today, at this display of his likeness in jade? I bet he would be horrified.
Siva Tuesday, 14 August 2012 08:38 AM
Sunny Boy Tuesday, 14 August 2012 09:01 AM
with so many statues & temples at almost every junction, our crime rate is increasing by the day, children and women feel so insecure, so much corruption and unrest...the change must come from within oneself to live a good life !
Em Tuesday, 14 August 2012 09:06 AM
SL, Myanmar fine examples of so called Buddhist states behaviours to the world..
The God Father Tuesday, 14 August 2012 09:24 AM
Hope it brings the cost of living down too.
prasanna Tuesday, 14 August 2012 09:11 AM
Look at our monks in the picture, how many have shaved their heads properly.
Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 14 August 2012 09:26 AM
Statues cannot bring peace to the world, it should be done by living beings. Sometimes, one wonders to what extent ordinary people can be motivated to believe in miracles.
J.D Tuesday, 14 August 2012 09:45 AM
If the same Buddha statue carved with a Normal stone, will it bring peace for the world.....
Peace should come from peoples hearts...
Me Tuesday, 14 August 2012 10:07 AM
Yap Myanmar, the best example for invaders for what happen when they going to ruin other countries.
pina Tuesday, 14 August 2012 12:25 PM
Modern Buddhists has a common excuse “I don`t have to go to a temple to follow my religion” that’s where we went so wrong. A statue cannot bring peace but a unique statue like this can bring someone an idea to go and offer a flower. That can bring peace on someone’s mind at least for shorter period. Don`t underestimate a power of any religion. People don`t follow their religion anymore and put the blame on monks hair style and politicians. Is that correct?
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