Category Archives: India

Thoughts on an Airplane and in Tiny Hotel Rooms Halfway Around the World

26 Jul 2019, Thoughts on a Plane 01 Paradise. What if you came across an offer to rent paradise, a paradise sans the 72 virgins promised to martyrs, at a rate of $340 for 8 hours. Would you do it? … Continue reading

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Tranquility & Erotica @ Khajuraho (India 2017 Part 6)

A painter once told me that I’m like the Khajuraho, which you see once but which remains with you forever. I thought that was exquisite. ~Vidya Balan No Time To  Center I planned time for soul reflection in India, the … Continue reading

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Inhaling Souls, Manikarnika (Cremation) Ghat (India 2017 Part 5)

Early in the morning, we crossed the ghat, where fires were still smoldering, gazed, with our Western minds, into the Ganges (Ganga). ~Mary Oliver The Perpetual Flame We stood in the midst of the swirling smoke, smoke the color of … Continue reading

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A Slap in the Face @ Varanasi/Benares (India 2017 Part 4)

The city illumines truth and reveals reality. It does not bring new wonders into the scope of vision, but enables one to see what is already there. Where this eternal light intersects the earth, it is known as Kashi. ~Diana … Continue reading

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The Golden Temple of Amritsar (India 2017 Part 2)

Consider our body as a temple and our heart as a place where God or the Guru resides. If we open up our hearts like the gates of the Golden Temple, if we don’t fight with each other in the … Continue reading

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Ancient Caves of Ellora and Ajanta (India 2017 Part 1)

Man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage. ~Morris West One of my most favoritist personality traits of India is encapsulated … Continue reading

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Weeping Nostalgic

The only things I own which are still worth what they cost me are my travel memories…the mind-pictures of the places which I have been hoarding like a happy miser. ~Burton Homes This past Saturday, my wife and I sat … Continue reading

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