Fighting for Buddha
6,000 Buddhist monks in Bylakuppe, South India, gather every year for what is said to be the largest religious debate in the world. As the warriors in red 'fight' for peace, we at UNTOLD follow them through this ironic practice that's complimenting Buddha's teachings on compassion.
2,500 years ago, Gautam Buddha advised his followers to analyse and learn the logic behind his philosophies instead of blindly believing them. It is the same practice that we see unfolding at Bylakupee today, thousands of years laterhe whole purpose of the debate is to rip apart the structure of thought. For disciples to inch closer towards the sheer meaning of our existence. To explore what is peace and happiness and how one truly achieves it, albeit masking it with a fierce act.Even if you don’t understand a word that’s exchanged, their fiery passion gets translated beyond the realms of religion. The scholarly hymns draw you in, to an intimate performance guided not just by a spiritual; but also by an instinctive gut.