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Not Buddhism

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You've probably seen these in the gardens of most buildings in Thailand. They're not Buddha images as you might think, they're an 'angel' that faces 4 ways to watch over your home by looking over it in 4 directions.
You'll see food, drink, flowers all offered to these statues to protect the home from thieves, and the loved ones in it, from harm. They even make them look like Budha's sometimes, but it's not Buddhism, and that's not a Buddha statue.

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I promised my house statue I'd give it seven coloured ribbons if my brother survived and seven coloured ribbons its received.

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