Thursday, July 12, 2012

Are we that different?

     “they hail the holy month by this creeping ambulation, murmuring an Om mani padme hum with every bead that drips from their blackened fingers. Sometimes they chant longer prayers, distressed or musical, flattening their palms together in still graceful supplication, or twirl hand-held wheels.”
       Thubron C. To a mountain in Tibet. Harper Perennial, NY, 2011.

     As I typed my user name and password into my laptop, I had the sudden feeling that there was little difference between myself and the Tibetans above - mainly different technologies at hand.

Photo: Massimo Gobbetti

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