Tuesday, August 21, 2012

If it's Tuesday, the Buddha wears purple


 Buddha. watercolor, ink, pastel on textured paper. Nancy Ewart. 2012

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.

4 comments:

Tracy Rowan said...

Lovely.

Zoomie said...

Beautiful image and beautiful words. Beautiful.

Michael Strickland said...

Very nice.

namastenancy said...

Thank you all - compliments much appreciated.