Puri

It’s been almost three weeks now since I’ve arrived India and so far We’ve been to Varanasi for a few days, Kolkota for Christmas and almost a couple of weeks in Puri which is best known as a famous Hindu pilgrimage city.

Our room has a balcony overlooking the ocean so we’ve been catching daily sunsets, bathing in the sun and reading allot. Puri for us is a sort of a hide away from India and a place to rest after three months of constant traveling. Puri is relatively quite, nonetheless, our guest house is right on the edge of the fisherman village which guarantees we have action every day. In the past ten days we witnessed a number of fights between very drunk men, a bull fight and an argument between grandmothers over someone’s bicycles. People in this neighborhood, not to say people in the subcontinent, are extremely hot tempered and transforms from quite and friendly to violent and aggressive within seconds and back again to peaceful within another few seconds. This rapid mood swings are rather incredible. Also, whenever someone experiences a mood swing they allow themselves to go crazy and loud and within seconds the whole neighborhood joins the “party”. And so do we.

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About advaharma

Been fascinated by the mystery of life ever since I can remember. Have been practicing meditation for more than 20 years. Dedicated two years to an ongoing silent meditation retreat whilst living in Buddhist monasteries in Nepal and Burma. A Yogi and a Front Line Humanitarian.
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