Posted by Bill Pritchard (FYI) on April 25, 2002 at 10:40:20:
In Reply to: Re: Tuba God? posted by YOU HAVE ACTIVATED.. on April 25, 2002 at 02:09:15:
Shiva is known as the dancer or life and the destroyer of ego. He is almost always shown dancing in a ring of fire, the different spots of fire are different lives especially those who are still in Samsara (cycle of reincarnation). But, I do belive that the statue is of Buddha judging by the way he is sitting and his hand placement. He is probably of the Indian variety as the Chinese and Japanese versions of Buddha are shown to be smiling and doesn't normally have the streched earlobes.