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Nov 30, 2005 - Day 15. Kushinagar

This is where the Buddha died. At the age of 85 after teaching the dharma for 40 years he said to his Monks: "Now monks it is the nature of all conditioned things to arise and decay. Practice with diligence." His final words reinforced a central theme he taught which is that all things are impermanent. Although I grasp this intellectually, I often forget that all I know is changing and that I too will die someday. This trip has been a case study of impermanence. On the way here I got lost in 'Indian TV" which is what I call watching the...

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