This is the island of Serendipity, Sri Lanka. The ultimate seeker of self knowledge Buddha reins over many hearts. Buddhist monks from India sent by a repentant, guilty and forgiveness seeking conquering Emperor Ashoka spread the word of peace and the middle path. Self-flagellation and hunger is not the answer found the Buddha. The answer lies within us and can be discovered through meditation and following a path of righteousness dictated by our conscience. Chant Buddham Sharanam Gachhami and go to the the shelter that is Buddha. Learn his ways and life will no longer be so difficult.