Vipassana was not at all what I was thinking. Because, first of all, I practically didn’t really know anything about it, and secondly, everyone just said “You just try it” – and that’s the end of the conversation.
In India, I was already three or four months old when I applied for vipassana in Jaipur. I was looking for the closest city to Delhi (where I still wanted to go) and for the very near future. A couple of days later I received a positive response, and I went to meditate. Continue reading
The capital of any capital is the station. The population of the station of the average Indian city significantly exceeds the population of a large Russian regional center such as Perm. Hundreds of Indians settled on cold concrete at first in anticipation of a lucky ticket, and then settled down by inertia; Thousands of people greeted in anticipation of the arrival of such an impossible and so desirable iron box; Millions of mourners lost themselves in the crowd without the hope of ever seeing the sunlight and breathing in fresh air. Continue reading