Colors of India

India’s coming to an end. Well, not India itself although Noah’s doing his best to destroy as much of it as possible. We have a day and a half left here, and we’ll be back in Tromsø just in time for New Year’s eve.

Needless to say, I WANT to come back next year again. And the year after, and the year after. The practice has been amazing, the morning mist when I walk to the shala with the tall palm trees in the distance, the hundreds of coconuts that I drank, and all the amazing chaos which grabs you once you leave the doorstep.

Sharath, my teacher, often says we have to learn to surrender in our practice. As much as it sounds great in words, it can be a bit challenging for us coming from the West to grasp this concept. Indians, however, seem to have no problem with this one, since nothing here seems to be in one’s control and life is being moved as if by an invisible force which makes sure things happen the way they are supposed to happen in the end of the day.

OK, enough rambling. Below are some pictures from the city market, which is one of the most picaresque places I’ve been to. The colours, smells, tastes and sounds are simply beyond words!

DSC_6054 DSC_6088 DSC_6092 DSC_6096 DSC_6103 DSC_6108 DSC_6115 DSC_6120 DSC_6125 DSC_6128 DSC_6133 DSC_6145 DSC_6158 DSC_6161 DSC_6165 DSC_6181 DSC_6183 DSC_6186 DSC_6187 DSC_6192 DSC_6210 DSC_6212 DSC_6218 DSC_6235 DSC_6264 DSC_6276 DSC_6280 DSC_6281 DSC_6293 DSC_6294 DSC_6302 DSC_6303 DSC_6315 DSC_6319 DSC_6328


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