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Chai Time at the Vegetable Market, Palayam (Old Market of Calicut) Kerala, India


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Fruit seller at dusk… Palayam (Old Market of Calicut) Kerala, India



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Tomato Seller, Alleppey Town, Kerala, India



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Contrasts… Diamonds are “Forever” Billboard and Old Man in Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India



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Faces, Hidden and Open, at Palayam, Market of Old Calicut, Kerala, India



Street Food, Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India


Cooking Paratha Bread

Scrambled Eggs on Banana Leaves


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An Early Morning Smile after a Monsoon Rain in a Village in Kerala, India



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Shopkeeper, Palayam, Old Market of Calicut, Kerala, India



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Happy Spirit in the Fruit Market of Palayam, Old Market of Calicut, Kerala, India



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Banana Market, Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India



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The Eyes, the Windows to the Soul, Fruit Vendor in Palayam (Old Calicut) Market, Kerala, India



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Blind Man, Sultan Batheri, Kerala, India



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Headache in Alleppey Town, Kerala, India



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Chai Break, Alleppey Town Market, Kerala, India



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Shopkeepers at Start of Workday, Alleppey Town, Kerala, India



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Bread Maker, Agra, Kerala



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Alleppey Town, Kerala, India


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Agra, India… Street at Night



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Sultan Batheri, Kerala Lucky Center



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Sultan Batheri, Kerala Fruit Vendor, #2



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Sultan Batheri, Kerala… Fruit Vendor



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Walking Tour through Palayam (Old Market of Calicut)



Through the Blur of Maya


“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”

Bible verse from the King James version of the Bible, 1 Corinthians Chap 13 verse 12

 

And the guru who is my eyes right now is Kamlesh Patel, known as “Daaji,” and his disciple, Joshua Pollock in their book “The Heartfulness Way.”  See below.  I have read it twice and will reread it again.  It is the No. 1 Bestseller in India right now and it is chock full of insights and directions to follow the path of “Heartfulness.”  It is the path of love and the heart.  The path of Raja Yoga.  How could I resist?  Daaji does not charge for his teaching.  He has a network of trainers available on the Internet.   The key to Raja Yoga is the transmission you receive from the guru, from the trainers.  The path of Heartfulness is leading me to peace.  And as I am in the midst of withdrawing from a major tranquilizer STILL (a long process that will continue for months), peace is MAJOR.  I am not there yet but I see light at the end of the tunnel of Maya.  “I see now through a glass darkly…”


A Procedure


 

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A brown bag
so fragrant
full of presents
and the smells
of India
crammed full
with treasures
fills me
with such desire
I inhale deeply
and go “under”
falling into the ether
of the subcontinent

Machines beeping
the anesthesiologist
himself an Indian
calms me down
speaking softly
plumping my pillow
a routine exam
so much kindness
as he pumps
anesthesia
through my veins

I awaken
fresh from the arms
of Mother India
in the land
of Morpheus
as I lie before
a wide expanse
of grey sky
over the Hudson
and see God
as boats drift by

Beep… Beep…

Oh to always
see the sky
and the river
and God
and to breathe
the intoxicating
smells of
the India
of my dreams.