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“Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.”
(Dalai Lama – Head of the Dge-lugs-pa order of Tibetan Buddhists, 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, b.1935)
This nun was praying while holding her prayer beads (mala) beneath the Bodhi-tree in Bodh Gaya (बोधगया), in the Indian state of Bihar.
This is the place of Gautama Buddha’s attainment of nirvana (Enlightenment).
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