This image speaks of fundamental transparency, our luminous (Buddha) nature. Which cannot be hidden, although most mortals have a good try.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.”
Maitreya (whose name means “Loving One,”)–in the form of Hotei–embodies the spirit of unbounded loving-kindness. A practice that ‘sees’ right through our vain attempts at hiding. By the way, red is often associated with Compassion and Love which makes this photograph all the more relevant.