Peacekeeping Buddha

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Dec 13 2020

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Category: Asia, India

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At Diskit, a village near the confluence of the Shyok and Nubra rivers, a large Buddha peeps over the mountains. His gaze follows the course of the Shyok River westwards towards Pakistan. It is a Maitreya or Future Buddha; the people hope he can prevent another war with Pakistan and protect the village.

I hope he is able to turn his head and look north as well, into the Nubra Valley towards China. Danger is more likely to come from there these days.

Photo of the week: Diskit Buddha, Shyok River Valley, Ladakh, India 2019

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