Buddha Shakyamuni
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Shakyamuni Buddha, 18th century painting
It is said that soon after his enlightenment the Buddha passes a man on the road who was struck by the Buddha's extraordinary radiance and peaceful presence. The man stopped and asked, "My friend, what are you? Are you a celestial being or a god?"
"No," said the Buddha.
"Well, then, are you some kind of magician or wizard?" Again the Buddha answered, "No."
"Are you a man?"
"No."
"Well, my friend, then what are you?"
The Buddha replied, "I am awake."
- To find additional information on Buddha Shakyamuni, try one of those links: Shakyamuni-1, Shakyamuni-2
unknown Tibetan artist, 18th century (Schoettle Collection)
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Biographical Notes on Ven. Kalu Rinpoche.*
Kalu Rinpoche: The 6 Bardos-.*
Kalu Rinpoche: the Nature of Mind *
Kalu Rinpoche: Mahamudra
Kalu Rinpoche: Chenrezig Meditation
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