Buddha in the Bedroom
Martha Bone is the creator of Sleeping Buddha which specializes in Buddha - covered textiles such as quilts and bedding. She thinks of Buddhism as a way of life and not just a religion so when you go to bed on her sleeping Buddha bedding it can bring more peace and harmony to your sleep.
"There is a universal memory of peace and the divine associated with the symbol of the Buddha" says Mona Lisa Schultz who is a neuroscientist in Massachusetts. So by sleeping on these coverlets it may be possible to create a more relaxing environment every night.
Whatever works. I happen to like the bright colors and the wonderful symbolism of it. One of the core beliefs of Buddhism is reincarnation which is the belief that people are reborn after dying where individuals go through many cycles of birth, living, death and rebirth. And there is a difference between the concepts of rebirth and reincarnation.
In reincarnation, the individual may recur repeatedly. In rebirth, a person does not necessarily return to Earth as the same entity ever again. He compares it to a leaf growing on a tree. When the withering leaf falls off, a new leaf will eventually replace it. It is similar to the old leaf, but it is not identical to the original leaf. After many such cycles, if a person releases their attachment to desire and the self, they can attain Nirvana. This is a state of liberation and freedom from suffering.
I will think of all of this as I rest easy on my peaceful sheets......