Iz and I were looking at a beautiful silk painting of the five stages of The Buddha in our hosts' home in Phnom Penh. I mused out loud as to what the small concentric circles on The Buddha's palms and soles meant. My host Trishala is a Jain, and I am a lapsed Catholic, so the two of us could only look at each other and blink. Then Iz piped up:
"That means he's reached Nirvana."Yeah, sort of. But you've gotta love Unitarian religious education classes.
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