Naga and Buddha

It said that Nagas were world’s guardian divinities.
It also said that the word “Naga” meant just follower, 
full of knowledge and wisdom.
 
For Cambodians the Nagas are dedicated toward Buddhas, 
reincarnated souls to whom a new opportunity has been given 
to elevate themselves even if during the past life their acts 
weren’t good enough to continue along the inner light path.
 
Sacred and profane, tradition, knowledge and superstition, 
amulets towards religion.
 
Buddhist monks hold Buddha, divinities and the truth 
hidden below their monastic clothes, 
black ink written on golden skin, symbols ofprotection and awareness.
 
They walk towards peace and heaven  knowing that 
it is not only the outcome of our current
life that is affected by our own acts, 
but those same acts can also impact other people’s lives.
 
(words by Federica Adamoli)