Monday, August 02, 2010

Devout Buddist Combines Religion and Stamps

China's Sin Chew Daily reports that Shu Zhonghan (shown here), a Buddist and a stamp collector, has combined the two.

According the article translated by Lim Liy Ee, "Shu Zhonghan has sorted out thousands of the stamps he collected according to the themes such as the Four Great Bodhisattvas, the Four Great Buddhist Mountains, Buddhist figures and the biography of Gautama Buddha. Each of the theme has lots of stories to tell."

A stamp collector since he was a teenager, Shu became interested in the hobby after seeing a Buddhist stamp on an envelope sent to him by a relative.  Since he was a devout Buddhist, he decided to collect Buddism on stamps.

Since then he has organized two stamp exhibits to promote Buddhism to the public. Shu hopes to  tranlate his exhbits into English  and be able to show it at an international stamp show.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:31 AM