namaste, bodhgaya! December 6th 2009 "psst."
a bespectacled old nepalese monk, stooped over his scriptures, beckoned to me. discreetly rubbing his thumb and forefinger together, he looked at me in earnest.
i was flabbergasted. who would have seen that coming? giving the only response i knew in an awkward situation like that, i smiled and carried on my way.
i do not think he is a fraud, and he was not the first at the mahabodhi te ... read more
Asia » India » Bihar » Bodh Gaya The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more