|Date of Birth||Unknown|
|Eyes and Hair||Brown eyes; Bald|
|Height and Weight||6' 3"; 178 lbs|
This is an older monk, who stands at about 6’3” and weighs around 178 lbs. His head is completely shaved and his face is smooth, no mustaches or beards. His eyebrows are light blonde and his eyes gaze out with a sense of calming sereneness. His skin is smooth and tanned, indicating someone who spends a great deal of time outdoors. His back is straight and firm, and his shoulders broad and strong. There is a wiry quality to him, but his build is definitely athletic. Though he is older, there are relatively few lines on his face. There is always a smile there however and a warm and gentle gaze is offered to everyone. He also wears a medic alert bracelet on his left wrist. He has no rings on his fingers and no visible tattoos. He does have a very special tattoo on his back however... but no one will likely ever see it!
The monk wears a flowing yellow robe made of comfortable cotton, with a white polyester undershirt that peeks out along his neck. Underneath his robe, the form of standard mesh armour is noticeable. His legs are wrapped in clean white cloth and he wears simple, quality-made, hemp shoes. He also wears a necklace of very large beads around his neck and his left hand is always holding a small set of prayer beads. He carries an injection pen in one of the many pockets of his robe and there is an iComm secured in one ear. Strapped to his back, is a backpack, which contains, among other things, his art supplies. He carries no weapons.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
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THE FOLLOWING IS STRICTLY FOR OOC PURPOSES:
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.
Rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words;
Rely on the teachings, not on the personality of the teacher;
Rely on real wisdom, not superficial interpretation;
Rely on the essence of your pure Wisdom Mind, not on judgmental perceptions.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
One of his students asked Buddha, "Are you the messiah?"
"No", answered Buddha.
"Then are you a healer?"
"No", Buddha replied.
"Then are you a teacher?" the student persisted.
"No, I am not a teacher."
"Then what are you?" asked the student, exasperated.
"I am awake", Buddha replied.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
The following tattoo appears on DAO's back...