“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him”.
(The Buddha – Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)
This is one of the first picture I took of Chemet Nameyail at Hemis Gompa (monastery) which is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Drukpa Lineage which is located in Hemis, Ladakh (within the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir).
Situated 45 km from Leh at an altitude of 12,000 feet , the monastery was established in 1672 by the Ladakhi king Senge Namgyal and is one of the highest settlements of the world.
This young man is a monk, he has a beautiful soul, full of knowledge and happiness, he speaks an amazing English.
I believe that we are also made of the people we meet who leave us something from their soul and I wish I kept some of his amazing energy.
I have sent him some of the pictures that I shot that day, he said he will come to see me in Benaras when he goes to Sarnath.
This is another portrait of him: