There’s an image of the Buddha, inside that Spa, in meditation, by a waterfall.

It’s an image of tranquility, of absolute relaxation and utmost attention.

Perhaps what one is seeking in all that pampering of body and mind is just that state of stillness.

It’s not about what the Buddha said, or, did.

It’s about the presence he brought of absolute calm.

No one feels judged by the Buddha for seeking conscious pleasure.

And yet, I wonder, waiting with the Buddha, by the waterfall,

if the path to becoming the Buddha, really must pass through that Spa.