August 24, 2021
The Buddha is not the first being to have attained enlightenment and therefore does not appear unique or exceptional. He was a teacher and a friend who is still famous today for having brought to perfection the human qualities of purity, wisdom and compassion. He is not, however, a savior and is not worshipped as a god. The statues and images of Buddha are symbols that remind us that our true nature is to be like him, that is to say, awake.