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Buddha Statue Number Mystery

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by tpaul, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. tpaul

    tpaul Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 18, 2003
    Vermont
    I have a small Buddha statue given me by my wife and kids. It was made in Thailand. Across the front of the statue's base appears this number:

    15687904228

    The number is part of the statue - it's engraved into the base. It is not a product number or inspection sticker, or anything like that. It was clearly meant to be seen, as it's large, clear and on the front, right below the Buddha.

    I've tried searching for this number on Google but get only Thai-language websites. when I translate them to English they seem to be sites having to do with phone numbers, where the above number appears in a list of hundreds of other numbers. In other words, these websites have nothing to do with the above number in particular.

    I'm guessing the number has something to do with the Buddha, probably with Thai Buddhist traditions in particular. But I'm coming up with nothing.

    So of course, I've turned to the font of all knowledge - the TDPRI community.

    Anyone know anything?
     
  2. tpaul

    tpaul Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 18, 2003
    Vermont
    Here's a picture so you can see what I'm talking about.
     

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  3. The Buddhists are so far beyond us, with our own answer of "42".
     
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  5. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    yeah...cause those numbers added up comes to 52
     
  6. I dialed that number. The Buddha is not in, but I left a message.
     
  7. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity

    Feb 12, 2011
    Around
    Numbers are very critical, I read. So the base or plinth having that, could be a
    meaningful date , or something completely different..

    Perhaps the seven weeks period...I am sure someone here will know..

    Nice statue.
     
  8. fuzzbender

    fuzzbender Former Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    dislocation
    When you dig a well, there is no sign of water until you reach it
     
  9. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    the number 3 is omitted...maybe that means something
     
  10. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 15, 2010
    Houston
    I'm guessing it isn't part of a limited edition of 16 billion.
     
  11. 15687904228 = 2*2*229*2381*7193
     
  12. tpaul

    tpaul Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 18, 2003
    Vermont
    Thanks, that clears it right up!
     
  13. I'm always happy to factor large numbers. I'm disappointed it wasn't prime -- the next prime is 15687904241.
     
  14. jimmyjoe

    jimmyjoe TDPRI Member

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    Mar 13, 2012
    Wroclaw, Poland
    Dissapoint you I don't want, but it may be the phone number of the producer of the statue - or it may not be. The statue is very nice indeed.
     
  15. voodoostation

    voodoostation Tele-Afflicted

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    May 10, 2007
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    And today's winning lottery numbers brought to you by Buddha, inspiring people for 2400 years. He'll leave the light on for you.
     
  16. Tonemonkey

    Tonemonkey Poster Extraordinaire

    A search of images of thai buddha statues failed to show anymore with prominent numbers displayed ..... this would tend to reduce the likelihood of the pan-Buddho-numerology being key to this mystery.

    However, during my endless and pointless search, I did enter a trance like state and seem to have found a sense inner peace.
     
  17. tpaul

    tpaul Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 18, 2003
    Vermont
    Ah, then your search has not been in vain.
     
  18. Slow Reflexes

    Slow Reflexes Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    113
    Nov 17, 2007
    Willamette and Columbia
    I'm guessing it's a phone number for a Thai business of some denomination. Or maybe someone just really wanted to make sure the thing got returned to its owner if it was ever lost?
     
  19. cbtd

    cbtd Tele-Meister

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    Dec 23, 2009
    Chicago
    That's Jenny's new phone number.
     
  20. tpaul

    tpaul Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 18, 2003
    Vermont
    Do you think if I called this number, I could order Thai take-out?
     
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