I found these three monk fellows engaging in capitalist activities in Kuala Lumpur. For whatever reason, I decided to look up “Buddha” on the Wikipedia to see if I could figure out what sect of monks these guys are from, since they did not speak English.
The entry was hilarious; check out the second paragraph. I can only imagine this has not been edited or redacted by the Wikipedia community because it is so funny:
In Buddhism, a buddha is any being who has become fully awakened (enlightened), has permanently overcome greed, hate, and ignorance, and has achieved complete liberation from suffering. Enlightenment (or nirvana (Pali: nibbana)) is the highest form of happiness. The name Buddha is commonly used to refer to Siddhartha Gautama (Pali: Siddhattha Gautama), the historical founder of Buddhism. Buddha literally means “awakened” or “that which has become aware”. It is the past participle of the Sanskrit root budh, meaning “to awaken”, “to know”, or “to become aware”. Buddha as a title means ‘The Awakened One’.
Andrew Sigal, a student at Stockton is also known as Buddha for his Buddha belly. He is hairy and smells worse than anything you can possibly imagine.
I took this very close to where I took this HDR picture, during the night: