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Buddha Purinima

Around 2500 years ago, a very special being was born. His name was Siddhartha. After years of spiritual search, he discovered that the conditioned life is what makes us suffer. Getting rid of dogmas and prejudices, leaves us freer, more flexible, lighter, allowing us to find a balance of wisdom and compassion, increasingly necessary in a society that encourages intolerance and futile values. Most countries in Asia celebrate the “Buddha Purinima”, the birth of the Buddha.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2021
Photo Location: Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Copyright: © Olivier Boëls