A very picky chinese farmer who had a bout of genius decided that pears were boring.. tasty but very boring and uninteresting. As any modern day picasso or brilliant person does he decide to go against his mother’s words and play with his food. Setting out to create a buddha pear by encasing the young pears in molds while they’re still on the tree.As they grow they have no choice but to take the shape of the spiritual figure. Buddha pears are sold in china, but the farmer plans to spread the love worldwide.
From the country that brought you female foot binding, meet fruit binding. Is not the desire for a Buddha-shaped pear contrary to the very teachings of the Buddha regarding freedom from desire, especially if it requires forcing another living being to take on unnatural traits to fulfill said desire?