Time Guardians

"Time Guardians" is an effort part of the Satori project. This journey through Sri Lanka gave birth to an interpretation of Buddha's awakening: "seeing into one's true nature."

Within  Sri Lanka’s culture, elephants hold a revered place, believed to be the guardians of time itself. Symbolizing mental strength and achievement, they are seen as embodiments of the Buddha's teachings, representing the accomplishment of enlightenment and spiritual attainment.
Like the footprint of an elephant, which can contain the footprints of any other animal, the teachings of the Buddha permeate every aspect of life, transcending boundaries and encompassing the entirety of human experience. In this way, elephants serve as powerful symbols of wisdom, compassion, and the enduring quest for spiritual enlightenment.

2014 • Photography Masters Cup — Wildlife