"I am awake"
One of his students asked Buddha, "Are you the messiah?"
"No", answered Buddha.
"Then are you a healer?"
"No", Buddha replied.
"Then are you a teacher?" the student persisted.
"No, I am not a teacher."
"Then what are you?" asked the student, exasperated.
"I am awake", Buddha replied.
This is one more close-up of the statue of Maitreya Buddha at Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh.
The statue is huge and fills completely the room done on two levels.
I was alone at sunrise and I enjoyed taking all my time in order to shoot several pictures.
I didn’t mind the feshness of a cold wind coming from the Himalayan hills on my back, it couldn’t break the silence around me.
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