| Zanskar-Ladakh travelogue, 2000||
The Monasteries around
Is this bear intended to ward off
Or is it a sign that even a bear will enter Nirvana when confronted
with the basic facts of the Buddha?
A highly acclaimed Lama was supposed to
come to Padum, but after the terrorist attack which killed a monk outside Rangdum monastery approximately 20
kilometers away, the Lama didn't like to come after all.
This friendly painter was - I believe -
from Manali. He told me of a Dane he once knew who had come to India to live in a cave. The Dane couldn't find a cave,
so he lived in a shack instead, and had food and drink brought to him -in order to avoid too many
distractions from his contemplation of "reality as seen from within a dark shack" I guess.
This is the caretaker of the small
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