The Pariah Dogs of India
In Delhi Ana reported that she and some friends had been chased by a pack of howling pariahs for so long that they became afraid and it took a security guard on night shift to wave his night stick a la Sam Worthington in Avatar before they gave up and slunked off into the shadows of the city.
The Mahabodhi Temple
As I meditated briefly at the Mahabodhi Temple last night I opened my eyes. They crawled over the dusty ground to a white dog that had appeared. One of its front legs was badly injured, bowed, dislocated. I felt a great warmth towards this dog and felt my heart melt. I felt the immediacy of existence; the great joy and pain in it.
Below. The Tibetan monastery where I'm staying.
The Thai monastery, Bodhgaya
The Indosan Nipponji where the monk measures your back and posture as you meditate.
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The great statue of Buddha said to be filled with 20000 bronze buddhas.
Despite such a rewarding day yesterday, I managed to ruin it by buying two samosas for supper. After eating them I was so ill it cannot be described here. This morning I feel as fragile as the wings of a butterfly. They were a message to me saying 'time to leave for Calcutta'. I fly out later this afternoon.