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1:Raha teine nimi ongi: tahan. ~ T nu nnepalu
2:Amid human crisis, Nepal faces a cultural disaster ~ Anonymous
3:Tunnustus on omaksvõtt selle poolt, keda sa ise tunnustad. ~ T nu nnepalu
4:A brief visit to Nepal started my insatiable love for Asian art. ~ Richard Ernst
5:I lived five years in Portugal and then spent winters in Nepal or India. ~ Lykke Li
6:Tegusid ei saa tagasi võtta. Aga neid saab, ja alati saab tegemata jätta. ~ T nu nnepalu
7:Nekas tev nepaliks no maniem pirkstu galiem, Tas tikai pieskaršanās mirklis mazs. ~ Imants Ziedonis
8:If Nepal is to become a new Nepal, she must first become free from ethnic segregation. ~ Santosh Kalwar
9:You look at pictures of Nepal, push a smile button, and you think that’s the same as going there. ~ Dave Eggers
10:Namaste. It was a Nepalese greeting. It meant: The light within me bows to the light within you. ~ Jennifer Donnelly
11:The India-Nepal border should not be a barrier but a bridge which helps bring prosperity to both sides. ~ Narendra Modi
12:India wants to help Nepal build highways (H), information highways (I) and transways - transmission lines (T). ~ Narendra Modi
13:Teaching in a village school in Nepal was a freaking piece of cake compared to teaching in my native land. ~ Nicholas D Kristof
14:Our nations are so close yet such a visit took 17 years. This will change & we will strengthen India-Nepal ties. ~ Narendra Modi
15:I am no enemy of Nepal being a fully literate society. It is a good thing for society and the nation as a whole. ~ Santosh Kalwar
16:The Rough Guide to Nepal; The Great Sights of Canada; America by Car; Fodor's Guide to the Bahamas; Let's go Bhutan. ~ John Green
17:Kirjutamine on kõikidest kunstidest kõige visuaalsem, ta püüab kõike visualiseerida, ka seda, mis pole üldse nähtav. ~ T nu nnepalu
18:Not only the people of Nepal but also those who believe in the power of democracy are looking at Nepal and this assembly. ~ Narendra Modi
19:India's role is not to interfere in what Nepal does but to support Nepal in their development. Nepal should scale new heights of progress. ~ Narendra Modi
20:Here, in impoverished northern India state of Bihar, near the Nepalese border, there's not much else available commercially-- except sex. ~ Nicholas D Kristof
21:Kun olet syntynyt navetassa, niin sinulla on jo pienestä pitäen mukanasi tietynlainen paketti elämänviisauksia. Kun ei ole valinnan varaa, niin et valitse. ~ T nu nnepalu
22:There is no literature anymore, there are just single books that arrive in bookstores, just as letters, newspapers, advertising pamphlets arrive in mailboxes. ~ T nu nnepalu
23:Nekas tev nepaliks no maniem pirkstu galiem,
Tas tikai pieskaršanās mirklis mazs.
Nāks diena, un ar cilvēkiem un paliem
Tā atkal mani projām aizmazgās. ~ Imants Ziedonis
24:She was a hippie teacher who worked in the Peace Corps in Nepal and had hairy underarms. Fucking gross. And that's just concerning the Peace Corps. Brad Wollack ~ Chelsea Handler
25:Typically I see it with photographers who go to a place like India or Nepal, and everything's so colorful and exotic and they think, therefore, a picture's been taken. ~ Sam Abell
26:I've been to Nepal, but I'd like to go to Tibet. It must be a wonderful place to go. I don't think there's anything there, but it would be a nice place to visit. ~ David Attenborough
27:By focusing on such a narrow slice of Nepali life, Ms. Spray and Mr. Velez have ceded any totalizing claim on the truth and instead settled for a perfect incompleteness. ~ Manohla Dargis
28:I was in Nepal and I had watched Oprah Winfrey's show. I had no idea, as a kid in Nepal, who she was, but I remember watching an episode of hers about living your dreams. ~ Prabal Gurung
29:she was a different person when she sang. Her singing was a deep, yearning subconscious desire to go back to a time when the Nepali identity wasn't sullied by external forces. ~ Samrat Upadhyay
30:Antaa olla - se on kissojen tunnuslause, niin selvä ettei sen jälkimmäistä osaa tarvitse edes kirjoittaa, koska täydellinen tunnuslause kuuluu näin: "Antaa olla, katsotaan mitä on tehtävissä! ~ T nu nnepalu
31:Straddling the top of the world, one foot in China and the other in Nepal, I cleared the ice from my oxygen mask, hunched a shoulder against the wind, and stared absently down at the vastness of Tibet. ~ Jon Krakauer
32:I could understand a world where she was in Nepal, though I couldn't figure out why she didn't text me back. I could understand a world where she was distant but not lost. I couldn't understand a world without her. ~ Amy Zhang
33:I would love to go and see the Himalayan Mountain Kingdoms. There are very few left now. I would loved to have gone to Tibet and Nepal. And there are still parts of central Asia that are utterly unexplored. ~ David Attenborough
34:As part of my Christmas present I'd be giving chickens to a family in Nepal through the Heifer Foundation. I think they expanded my world when I was young to know sort of the other issues that were going on globally. ~ Serinda Swan
35:Vienas piktas sakinys, perpasakotas nepalankiai, pagimdo baisiausių priešų. "Jei sužinotume, ką apie mus kiti kalba, niekas su niekuo nesikalbėtų." Nelaimė, anksčiau ar vėliau mes vis tiek sužinome tai, ką kiti kalba apie mus. ~ Andr Maurois
36:Besides Germany, the only countries that don't have speed limits are places like Nepal, where road conditions are so bad that a limit would be beside the point. In other words, it's a little crazy that this is even a topic for debate in Germany. ~ Sigmar Gabriel
37:We made no inquiries about India or about the families people had left behind. When our ways of thinking had changed, and we wished to know, it was too late. I know nothing of the people on my father's side; I know only that some of them came from Nepal ~ V S Naipaul
38:In our grandparents' generation news of an earthquake in Nepal would reach around the world some days later. In our parents' day the nightly news communicated the catastrophe. Now it's a matter of minutes. We've barely processed one crisis, and then we hear of another. ~ Max Lucado
39:Saule dedzina katru dienu. Tā dedzina Laiku. Pasaule riņķo pa apli un ap savu asi, bet Laiks dedzina gadus un cilvēkus tāpat, bez viņa līdzdalības. Ja viņš līdz ar citiem dedzinātājiem dedzinās cilvēka roku radīto, bet saule dedzinās Laiku, tad taču nekas nepaliks pāri! ~ Ray Bradbury
40:čia ir pamilau tas knygas ir autorius taip, kaip moka ir supranta tik ilgamečiai skaitytojai. Geras filmas nė sykio manęs nepalietė ir nepakeitė taip, kaip gera knyga. Knygos gebėdavo amžiams keisti mano požiūrį į pasaulį. Geras filmas mano pasaulio suvokimą pakeisdavo dienai. ~ Pat Conroy
41:It's a real misconception that water is a problem in Africa only. It's also an issue in Nepal, in Honduras, and in the United States of America. If we don't start paying attention now and curb our use and stop taking it for granted, we're going to be in a bad place, like everyone else. ~ Kenna
42:Nagu me ikka ärkame liiga hilja. Kui me ei ärkaks liiga hilja, me oleksime üks teine liik, mitte inimene, mitte see, kes alati peab kahetsema oma tegusid. Alati. Raudselt. Sest mida ta ka ei teeks, see toob kannatusi. Kas talle endale või kellelegi teisele. Parem siis juba endale. ~ T nu nnepalu
43:The rioting in Baltimore, of course, was that larger story. And the extensive coverage of such a troubling scene certainly is understandable. But one can’t hit the pause button on the catastrophe in Nepal, and we should not forget about the great need in that small, devastated country. ~ Anonymous
44:you think that sitting at your desk, frowning and smiling somehow makes you think you’re actually living some fascinating life. You comment on things, and that substitutes for doing them. You look at pictures of Nepal, push a smile button, and you think that’s the same as going there. ~ Dave Eggers
45:Kiitos pojan yksinkertaiselle neuvolle, että ota toki enemmän (eihän kaikkien pida olla viisaita ja arvokkaita kirjoja!), hän on löytänyt kirjaston kiehtovuuden. Kirjastokirjan voi jälkeenpäin viedä takaisin, niistä ei taloon jää merkkiäkään, ei pinoja, ei muistoa eikä pölyisiä hyllyjä. ~ T nu nnepalu
46:Each year, nearly 12,000 Nepali girls are sold by their families, intentionally o r unwittingly, into a life of sexual slavery in the brothels of India. W orldwide , the U.S. State D epartmen t estimates that nearly half a millio n children are trafficked into the sex trade annually. ~ Patricia McCormick
47:One 2008 study of Indian brothels found that of Indian and Nepali prostitutes who started as teenagers, about half said they had been coerced into the brothels; women who began working in their twenties were more likely to have made the choice themselves, often to feed their children. ~ Nicholas D Kristof
48:Raha on sellainen asia josta kissat eivät kiinnostu edes sata kertaa tuhanteen vuoteen. Ja siihen mennessä varmaan ihmisetkin ovat kyllästyneet siihen. Niin että kissat voisivat ilkkua: siinä näette. Mutta ne eivät ilku milloinkaan. Niissä on luontaista jaloutta: miksi muistella vanhoja asioita? ~ T nu nnepalu
49:Being authentic in the way you'll see today on the sets [of Doctor Strange] that Charles Wood has designed for us, being authentic in filming, as we did for the first week on production on this in Nepal and in Kathmandu. It was important to us to make it feel like these were real locations and real things. ~ Kevin Feige
50:The average Mexican lives longer now than the average Briton did in 1955. Infant mortality is lower today in Nepal than it was in Italy in 1951. The proportion of Vietnamese living on less than $2 a day has dropped from 90 per cent to 30 per cent in twenty years. The rich have got richer, but the poor have done even better. ~ Matt Ridley
51:Do you remember the church across the sands? You stood outside and planned to travel the lands, where the pilgrims go. So you packed your world up inside a canvas sack, set off down the highway with your rings and Kerouac. Someone said they saw you in Nepal a long time back. Tell me why you look away, don't you have a word to say? ~ Al Stewart
52:The attempt to minimize cost and maximize profits often interfered with our true mission in Iraq. We should have been working to get jobs for Iraqis, but the contractors found it cheaper to import Nepalese and others. This increased resentment, contributed to unemployment, and to our losing the hearts and minds of the Iraqis. ~ Joseph Stiglitz
53:I think you think that sitting at your desk, frowning and smiling somehow makes you think you're actually living some fascinating life. You comment on things, and that substitutes for doing them. You look at pictures of Nepal, push a smile button, and you think that's the same as going there. I mean, what would happen if you actually went? ~ Dave Eggers
54:I think you think that sitting at your desk, frowning and smiling somehow makes you think you’re actually living some fascinating life. You comment on things, and that substitutes for doing them. You look at pictures of Nepal, push a smile button, and you think that’s the same as going there. I mean, what would happen if you actually went? ~ Dave Eggers
55:On the morning of April 18, a group of Sherpas and other Nepali climbers started out across the Khumbu Icefall, an unstable maze of frozen towers and crevasses that is the deadliest stretch between the base of Mount Everest and its summit. One thousand feet above them, a glacier estimated to weigh as much as 30 million pounds groaned, shifted, and crashed down the mountain. ~ Anonymous
56:Ir saule, debesis,
Un maize abrā rūgst.
Un bērni dzimst -
Nekā jau nepietrūkst.

Bet skaidri jūti,
Pirmais sniegs kad snieg,
Ka nepietrūkst,
Bet arī nepietiek.

Jo tas, kas dabūts,
It nekur nav liekams,
Un tas, kas liekams,
Ir tik nepietiekams.

Un tad, kad zvaigzne krīt,
Tā it kā iekož:
Viss nepaliekošs ir
Un nepietiekošs. ~ Imants Ziedonis
57:Yulin, a festival in China where thousands of dogs are slaughtered for feast.
Gadhimai Mela, a festival in Nepal where buffaloes, pigs, goats, chickens, and pigeons are slaughtered in large scale
Eid, a festival observed throughout world where animals of various categories are sacrificed.
Come to the land of gods, India, where women are slaughtered each year, each month, everyday.
STOP female foeticide! ~ Debajani Mohanty
58:Mano atmintis, tokia ištikima ir gerbianti detalę, yra taip supjaustyta, jog, bijodama galinčio atsinaujinti skausmo, tuštuma paverčia ištisus metus ir periodus. Tad nė kalbos negali būti apie dienoraštį. Vaikštau su korsetu, viską sutramdęs, nepalikęs vietos jokiam „natūralumui“. Esu antifroidistas, niekada netįsojau ant psichoanalitiko kanapos, jam tikriausiai būčiau įdomus egzempliorius, tačiau tai turbūt labiau pakenktų nei padėtų. ~ Czes aw Mi osz
59:I think you think that sitting at your desk, frowning and smiling somehow makes you think you’re actually living some fascinating life. You comment on things, and that substitutes for doing them. You look at pictures of Nepal, push a smile button, and you think that’s the same as going there. I mean, what would happen if you actually went? Your CircleJerk ratings or whatever-the-fuck would drop below an acceptable level! Mae, do you realize how incredibly boring you’ve become? ~ Dave Eggers
60:There is a clear and strong link between the economy's present woes and the Iraq war. The war was at least one of the factors contributing to rising oil prices - which meant Americans were spending money on imported oil, rather than on things that would stimulate the american economy. Hiring Nepalese contractors in Iraq, moreover, doesn't stimulate the American economy in the way that building a school in America would do - and obviously doesn't have the long term benefits. ~ Joseph Stiglitz
61:When I'm wandering around the Himalayas, most of the people that I see are Westerners from Germany, California, or the Netherlands, who are wearing sandals, Indian smocks, and are in search of enlightenment, antiquity, peace, and all the things they can't get in the west. Most of the people they meet are Nepali villagers in Lee jeans, Reeboks, and Madonna T-shirts who are looking for the paradise that they associate with Los Angeles - a paradise of material prosperity and abundance. ~ Pico Iyer
62:The implicit social contract is that upper-class girls will keep their virtue, while young men will find satisfaction in the brothels. And the brothels will be staffed with slave girls trafficked from Nepal or Bangladesh or poor Indian villages. As long as the girls are uneducated, low-caste peasants like Meena, society will look the other way—just as many antebellum Americans turned away from the horrors of slavery because the people being lashed looked different from them. ~ Nicholas D Kristof
63:There are so many shocking things. Is it more shocking that there are children sold into slavery in every city in the world and right under our noses or that there are villages in Nepal where there are no children left because they have all been kidnapped for sex trafficking, or that there are generations of slaves in some countries where indentured slavery passes from generation to generation and that kids grow into adults not knowing that another world - another life - exists? ~ Gillian Anderson
64:Žmogus silpnas, todėl visada bando nuo savęs nuslėpti didžiąją Mirties tiesą. Jis nesuvokia, jog tiktai ji skatina gyvenime atlikti pačius didžiausius darbus. Žmogus bijo nuklysti į tamsą, jį siaubingai gąsdina nežinomybė, ir tą baimę įmanoma įveikti tik nepamirštant, kad jo dienos suskaičiuotos. Žmogus nesupranta, jog, susitaikęs su Mirtimi, sugebėtų ryžtis didesniems darbams, pasiekti nepalyginamai didesnių pergalių savo kasdienėje kovoje, nes neturi ko prarasti - Mirtis neišvengiama. ~ Paulo Coelho
65:How much more interior can you get, after all, than the interior of bones? It's the center of the center of things. If marrow were a geological formation, it would be magma roiling under the earth's mantle. If it were a plant, it would be a delicate moss that grows only in the highest crags of Mount Everest, blooming with tiny white flowers for three days in the Nepalese spring. If it were a memory, it would be your first one, your most painful and repressed one, the one that has made you who you are. ~ Julie Powell
66:She wasn’t my type, though I really don’t have a type. I’ve spent my entire life traveling overseas. My parents worked for a charitable foundation in places like Laos and Peru and Sierra Leone. I don’t have any siblings. It was exciting and fun when I was a kid, but it got tiresome and difficult as I grew older. I wanted to stay in one place. I wanted to make some friends and play on one basketball team and, well, meet girls and do teenage stuff. It’s hard to do that when you’re backpacking in Nepal. This ~ Harlan Coben
67:Bet koks veiksmas yra geriau negu neveikimas, ypač jei ilgą laiką esate įstrigę nepalankioje situacijoje. Net jei suklystate, tai bent kažko išmokstate ir pagaliau klaidą ištaisote. Jei nieko nedarote, tai nieko ir neišmokstate. Gal imtis kokių nors veiksmų jums trukdo baimė? Suvokite tą baimę, stebėkite ją, sutelkite į ją savo dėmesį, būkite su ja. Kai taip elgiatės, nutraukiate ryšį tarp baimės ir savo minčių. Neleiskite, kad jūsų prote kiltų baimė. Pasikliaukite šios akimirkos jėga. Baimė jos neįveikia. ~ Eckhart Tolle
68:I'd like to refocus everyone's attention away from the Kardashians and onto Doctors Without Borders or aid workers. Let's redefine scandal. Scandal is not who so-and-so is dating; scandal is the fact that 1.2 million people are still living in tents in Haiti, and cholera is rampant because Nepalese U.N. soldiers dumped s- from their Porta-Potties into the river. That's a f-ing scandal. If the average 15-year-old was hearing about that instead of so-and-so's plastic surgery or cheating in Hollywood, I'd feel better about our future. ~ Olivia Wilde
69:After two years' absence she finally returned to chilly Europe, a trifle weary, a trifle sad, disgusted by our banal entertainments, our shrunken landscapes, our impoverished lovemaking. Her soul had remained over there, among the gigantic, poisonous flowers. She missed the mystery of old temples and the ardor of a sky blazing with fever, sensuality and death. The better to relive all these magnificent, raging memories, she became a recluse, spending entire days lying about on tiger skins, playing with those pretty Nepalese knives 'which dissipate one's dreams'. ~ Octave Mirbeau
70:...Bhutan all but bases its identity upon its loneliness, and its refusal to b assimilated into India, or Tibet, or Nepal. Vietnam, at present, is a pretty girl with her face pressed up against the window of the dance hall, waiting to be invited in; Iceland is the mystic poet in the corner, with her mind on other things. Argentina longs to be part of the world it left and, in its absence, re-creates the place it feels should be its home; Paraguay simply slams the door and puts up a Do Not Disturb sign. Loneliness and solitude, remoteness and seclusion, are many worlds apart. ~ Pico Iyer
71:Štai įsivaizduokite - koks žmogus užsuko į bažnyčią, išstovėjo pamaldas ir patyrė religinį susijausminimą. Davė žodį visada būti nuolankus ir atleisti skriaudėjams… O tada išėjo pasivaikščioti bulvaru ir susidūrė su besišlaistančia kompanija. Vienas iš tų besišlaistančių ėmė ir nepalankiai atsiliepė apie mūsų herojaus pantalonų fasoną. Antausis, dvikova, priešininko mirtis, katorgos darbai. Nejaugi jūs manote, kad visų šių veiksmų autorius vienas ir tas pats? Štai kaip skirtingos esybės mus kuria, veikdamos paeiliui. <...> Negali būti, kad tas, kuris žudo, ir tas, kuris paskui atgailauja, - tai ta pati esybė. ~ Victor Pelevin
72:I’d been traveling in Asia long enough to know that monkeys there are nothing like their trombone-playing, tambourine-banging cousins I’d seen on TV as a kid.

Free-living Asian primates possess a characteristic I found shocking and confusing the first time I saw it: self-respect. If you make the mistake of holding the gaze of a street monkey in India, Nepal, or Malaysia, you’ll find you’re facing a belligerently intelligent creature whose expression says, with a Robert DeNiro–like scowl, “What the hell are you looking at? You wanna piece of me?”

Forget about putting one of these guys in a little red vest. ~ Christopher Ryan
73:Today, the witch theory of causality has fallen into disuse, with the exception of a few isolated pockets in Papua New Guinea, India, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Tanzania, Kenya, or Sierra Leone, where “witches” are still burned to death. A 2002 World Health Organization study, for example, reported that every year more than 500 elderly women in Tanzania alone are killed for being “witches.” In Nigeria, children by the thousands are being rounded up and torched as “witches,” and in response the Nigerian government arrested a self-styled bishop named Okon Williams, who it accused of killing 110 such children. ~ Michael Shermer
74:Matthieu Ricard es un biólogo molecular que hace treinta años decidió convertirse al budismo y actualmente es el asesor personal del Dalái Lama. Este hombre de sesenta y un años, que vive en un pequeño cuarto en Nepal con las mínimas comodidades, es considerado por los científicos de la Universidad de Wisconsin el hombre más feliz de la Tierra. Los puntajes de “felicidad” obtenidos por él mediante los métodos más modernos de la neurociencia y en sesiones continuas superaron todas las expectativas. En una calificación posible que iba de 0.3 (muy infeliz) a -0.3 (muy feliz), Ricard logró un sostenido -0.45, un récord imposible de imaginar. ~ Walter Riso
75:Subsequently, the two prime ministers were able to meet quietly in the privacy of Jindal’s hotel room in Nepal, where they are said to have spent an hour together. Elections in the sensitive state of Jammu and Kashmir were just a month away and Modi explained that while he was keen to find ways to reopen some formal channels, circumstances did not permit him to do so immediately. Sharif, in turn, told him about the constrictions imposed on him by the security establishment in Pakistan—his negotiating power with the army had been gradually whittled away. Both agreed they needed some more time and greater political space to move forward publicly. ~ Barkha Dutt
76:Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. A Sherpa boycott could critically disrupt the Everest climbing season, which is key to the livelihood of thousands of Nepali guides and porters. Everest climbers have long relied on Sherpas for everything from hauling gear to cooking food to high-altitude guiding. At least 13 Sherpas were killed when a block of ice tore loose from the mountain and triggered a cascade that ripped through teams of guides hauling gear. Three Sherpas missing in Friday's ~ Anonymous
77:Radošs darbs nav veicams kaut kādā brīdī un pēc pavēles. Daiļnieks var strādāt tikai tad, kad jūtas aicināts! Ja vēlaties uzrakstīt kaut ko lielāku, tad jums jāiemācās iedvesmi organizēt – izsaukt pēc pavēles!… Vispirms mēģiniet ieturēt noteiktas darba stundas! Nekas tā nepalīdz kā regularitāte. Sēstieties pie galda arī tad, ja jums nepavisam negribas rakstīt! …Mēģiniet virzīt domas uz aprakstāmo tematu un piezīmējiet visu, kas šinī sakarā jums nāk prātā, lai arī sakarība liktos gluži absurda. Pēc pusstundas, ja vien jūs neesat patoloģiski izklaidīgs vai šizofrēns, jūs būsit atjaunojis kontaktu ar savu tematu un gluži nemanot iesāksit strādāt produktīvi. ~ An lavs Egl tis
78:As in other exercises my father taught me, the way to begin is to sit up straight, breathe normally, and gradually allow your mind to relax. “With your mind at rest,” he instructed those of us in his little teaching room in Nepal, “just allow yourself to become aware of all the thoughts, feelings, and sensations passing through it. And as you watch them pass, simply ask yourself, ‘Is there a difference between the mind and the thoughts that pass through it? Is there any difference between the thinker and the thoughts perceived by the thinker?’ Continue watching your thoughts with these questions in mind for about three minutes or so, and then stop. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
79:Millions of Nepalese have swelled the armies of cheap mobile labour that drive the global economy, serving in Indian brothels, Thai and Malaysian sweatshops, the mansions of oil sheikhs in the Gulf, and, most recently, the war zones of Iraq. Many more have migrated internally, often from the hills to the subtropical Tarai region on the long border with India. The Tarai produces most of the country's food and cash crops and accommodates half of its population. On its flat alluvial land, where malaria was only recently eradicated, the Buddha was born twenty-five hundred years ago; it is also where a generation of displaced Nepalese began to dream of revolution. ~ Pankaj Mishra
80:Arthur, I look at you, and I still see that boy on the beach with the red toenails. Not at first, but my eyes adjust. I see that twenty-one-year-old boy in Mexico. I see that young man in a hotel room in Rome. I see the young writer holding his first book. I look at you, and you’re young. You’ll always be that way for me. But not for anyone else. Arthur, people who meet you now will never be able to imagine you young. They can never go any further back than fifty. It isn’t all bad. It means now people will think you were always a grown-up. They’ll take you seriously. They don’t know that you once spent an entire dinner party babbling about Nepal when you meant Tibet. ~ Andrew Sean Greer
81:Neutrinos, they are very small.
They have no charge and have no mass
And do not interact at all.
The earth is just a silly ball
To them, through which they simply pass,
Like dustmaids down a drafty hall
Or photons through a sheet of glass.
They snub the most exquisite gas,
Ignore the most substantial wall,
Cold shoulder steel and sounding brass,
Insult the stallion in his stall,
And, scorning barriers of class,
Infiltrate you and me. Like tall
And painless guillotines they fall
Down through our heads into the grass.
At night, they enter at Nepal
And pierce the lover and his lass
From underneath the bed—you call
It wonderful; I call it crass. ~ John Updike
82:Shara met me at the airport in London, dressed in her old familiar blue woolen overcoat that I loved so much. She was bouncing like a little girl with excitement.
Everest was nothing compared to seeing her.
I was skinny, long-haired, and wearing some very suspect flowery Nepalese trousers. I short, I looked a mess, but I was so happy.
I had been warned by Henry at base camp not to rush into anything “silly” when I saw Shara again. He had told me it was a classic mountaineers’ error to propose as soon as you get home. High altitude apparently clouds people’s good judgment, he had said.
In the end, I waited twelve months. But during this time I knew that this was the girl I wanted to marry. ~ Bear Grylls
83:It's a lousy Napoleon cake. The cream should be a pale yellowish white and light, but this one is feverish yellow and sticky. I eat just the top and leave the rest on the plate. I ought to complain, hold the cake up in front of the lady at the counter and say: "This is a cheap imitation, I want my money back." But I have never done that. I have never complained about anything except badly written books and the world situation, and you don't get your money back when little Nepalese girls are sold by their families to brothels in Bangkok, or because the World Bank refuses to waive cruel loans to Uganda. On the contrary. And lousy books; they just look at you and say: "Why don't you write one yourself, then? ~ Per Petterson
84:In bidding for popular support and competing with other cults as a parallel religion, the sangha had been losing ground throughout India since the time of the Guptas. Populist devotional cults emanating from south India (the so-called bhakti movement) were pre-empting Buddhism’s traditional appeal as a refuge from brahman authority and caste prejudice. At the same time a reform movement started by Sankara (788–820), a brahman from Kerala, was reclaiming for a distilled essence of Vedic philosophy (vedanta) the high moral and doctrinal ground previously enjoyed by the Noble Eightfold Path. As a result Buddhism was already largely confined to the peripheral regions of Sind, Kashmir, Nepal, and of course the Pala heartland in eastern India. ~ John Keay
85:That is, " Harry said, " because the world has never seen - in initiative, imagination, courage, and steadfastness - anything like the American fighting man. Not the Germans, the non-Germans, the semi-German Viennese, the British, the Scots, the Welsh, the Cornish, the Danish, or the Nepalese. You may in the future condemn us for it. You may continue to think that we are savage, disproportionate, and uncivilized. But we saved you the last time. And it is we, I guarantee you, will will liberate Paris and drive into Berlin. We don't like it. We don't like fighting and dying. But ... when it comes time for that, we are facile princeps, and will always be. We were born for it. The terrain of the New World educated us in it. That in America every man is a king assures us of it. ~ Mark Helprin
86:On our next return to base camp, and after the best night’s sleep I had had since arriving in Nepal, I decided that I would call home on the satellite phone.
At $3 a minute, I had not yet used the phone. I had enough debts already at this point. I’d originally intended to save my phone call for when and if I had a summit bid.
“Mum, it’s me.”
“Bear? It’s BEAR!” she shouted excitedly.
It was so good just to hear the voices of those I loved.
I asked for all their news.
Then I told them about my narrow escape in the crevasse.
“You fell in what? A crevice?” Mum questioned.
“No, in a crevasse,” I enunciated.
“Speak up. I can hardly hear you, darling.” She tried to quiet everyone around her, and then resumed the conversation. “Now…what was that about your crevice?”
“Mum, it really doesn’t matter,” I said, laughing. “I love you.”
Families are always great levelers. ~ Bear Grylls
87:Problem there,” I said, “is you didn’t keep track of them. The name Lauren Carmichael mean anything to you?” He shook his head, brow furrowed. “No. Should it?” “There weren’t two tunnels. There were three. She found the third on a dig in Nepal. Your boys showed up to save the day. See, first they pushed Lauren into slaughtering all the witnesses, except for one.” Bob blinked. “I…didn’t intend for them to hurt anyone. That wasn’t the idea at all.” “Second, instead of taking Lauren out, they pretended they were on her side and spent the next two decades trying to con her into triggering the apocalypse. You said it yourself, Doc: they’re creatures of entropy from a dead world. Did it occur to you, even for a second, that they might not stop at the end of your leash? That they might maybe, just maybe, want to turn this planet into a lump of charcoal so it’d feel more like home?” He didn’t have to answer. The shame on his face told me everything I needed to know. ~ Craig Schaefer
88:To begin with, even though the rich countries have low average protection, they tend to disproportionately protect products that poor countries export, especially garments and textiles. This means that, when exporting to a rich country market, poor countries face higher tariffs than other rich countries. An Oxfam report points out that 'The overall import tax rate for the USA is 1.6 percent. That rate rises steeply for a large number of developing countries: average import taxes range from around four per cent for India and Peru, to seven per cent for Nicaragua, and as much as 14-15 percent for Bangladesh, Cambodia and Nepal. As a result, in 2002, India paid more tariffs to the US government than Britain did, despite the fact that the size of its economy was less than one-third that of the UK. Even more strikingly, in the same year, Bangladesh paid almost as much in tariffs to the US government as France, despite the fact that the size of its economy was only 3% that of France. ~ Ha Joon Chang
89:Kad es biju zēns, nomira mans vectēvs. Viņš bija tēlnieks un ļoti labs cilvēks. Viņš mīlēja pasauli un cīnījās pret naba­dzību, un viņa rokas vienmēr kaut ko veidoja. Viņš taisīja mums rotaļlietas un savā mūžā izgatavoja ne­skaitāmus darinājumus. Un, kad viņš nomira, es pēkšņi sapratu, ka raudu nevis par viņu pašu, bet par to, ko viņš vairs nedarīs. Es raudāju tādēļ, ka veetēvs nekad vairs netaisīs rotaļlietas, negriezīs koka figū­riņas, nepalīdzēs mums audzēt baložus, nespēlēs vi­joli un nestāstīs joku stāstus tā, kā to neprata neviens cits. Vectēvs bija daļa no mums, kad viņš nomira, tā visa pēkšņi vairs nebija, un neviens nespēja šo robu aizpildīt. Viņš bija neparasts cilvēks. Viņš bija ļoti va­jadzīgs cilvēks. Es neesmu varējis samierināties ar viņa nāvi. Bieži es domāju tieši par to, cik daudz brī­nišķu kokgrebumu viņa nāve sev paņēma līdz, cik daudz joku stāstu palika neizstāstītu, cik daudz ba­ložu nenoglāstītu. Viņš veidoja pasauli. Viņš deva pasaulei kaut ko no sevis. Tai naktī, kad viņš nomira, tā kļuva daudz, daudz nabagāka. ~ Ray Bradbury
90:NATIONS FAIL TODAY because their extractive economic institutions do not create the incentives needed for people to save, invest, and innovate. Extractive political institutions support these economic institutions by cementing the power of those who benefit from the extraction. Extractive economic and political institutions, though their details vary under different circumstances, are always at the root of this failure. In many cases, for example, as we will see in Argentina, Colombia, and Egypt, this failure takes the form of lack of sufficient economic activity, because the politicians are just too happy to extract resources or quash any type of independent economic activity that threatens themselves and the economic elites. In some extreme cases, as in Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone, which we discuss next, extractive institutions pave the way for complete state failure, destroying not only law and order but also even the most basic economic incentives. The result is economic stagnation and—as the recent history of Angola, Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Liberia, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Zimbabwe illustrates—civil wars, mass displacements, famines, and epidemics, making many of these countries poorer today than they were in the 1960s. A ~ Daron Acemo lu
91:In addition to these international climbers, we were supported by a climbing team of Nepalese Sherpas, led by their Sirdar boss, Kami.
Raised in the lower Himalayan foothills, these Sherpas know Everest better than anyone. Many had climbed on the mountain for years, assisting expeditions by carrying food, oxygen, extra tents, and supplies to stock the higher camps.
As climbers, we would each carry substantial-sized packs every day on Everest, laden with food, water, cooker, gas canisters, sleeping bag, roll mat, head torch, batteries, mittens, gloves, hat, down jacket, crampons, multitool, rope, and ice axes.
The Sherpas would then add an extra sack of rice or two oxygen tanks to that standard load.
Their strength was extraordinary, and their pride was in their ability to help transport those life-giving necessities that normal climbers could not carry for themselves.
It is why the Sherpas are, without doubt, the real heroes on Everest.
Born and brought up at around twelve thousand feet, altitude is literally in their blood. Yet up high, above twenty-five thousand feet, even the Sherpas start to slow, the way everyone, gradually and inevitably, does.
Reduced to a slow, agonizing, lung-splitting crawl. Two paces, then a rest. Two paces, then a rest.
It is known as the “Everest shuffle. ~ Bear Grylls
92:Padampa stayed for a long time in the high valley of Tingri, on the frontier between Tibet and Nepal. Among his innumerable disciples, four were particularly close to his heart. One day, one of these close students arrived in Tingri after a long absence and was so saddened to see how much the master had aged that he asked, “Sublime being, when you leave this world, you yourself, without doubt, will go from bliss to bliss; but what will become of us, the people of Tingri? In whom can we place our trust?” For Padampa, dying would indeed be no more than passing from one Buddha-field to another. But for his disciples, his death would mean never again seeing his face or hearing his voice. “In a year’s time,” he said, “here you will find the corpse of an old Indian hermit.” Their eyes filled with tears, and it was for them that Padampa taught these Hundred Verses of Advice. A year went by, and Padampa began to show signs of illness. When his disciples worried about his health, he told them laconically, “My mind is sick.” To their perplexity, he added, “My mind has blended with the phenomenal world.” He thus demonstrated that all dualistic perception had disappeared from his mind. “I do not know how to describe this type of disease,” he added with a serene sense of humor. “Bodily ills can be treated, but this is incurable.” He then fixed his gaze on the sky and passed away. ~ Dilgo Khyentse
93:Há mais de dois mil e quinhentos anos nasceu no Nepal um homem chamado Siddharta Gautama, um príncipe pertencente a uma casta nobre e que vivia num palácio. Ao constatar, porém, que para lá do palácio a vida era feita de sofrimento, Siddharta abandonou tudo e foi para a Índia viver numa floresta como um asceta, dilacerado por uma pergunta: 'para quê viver quando tudo é dor?' Durante sete anos deambulou pela floresta em busca da resposta a essa pergunta. Cinco ascetas convenceram-no a jejuar, por acreditarem que a renúncia às necessidades do corpo criaria a energia espiritual que os conduziria à iluminação. Siddharta jejuou tanto que ficou esquelético e o seu umbigo tocou-lhe na coluna vertebral. No final, constatou que o corpo necessita de energia para alimentar a mente na sua busca. Decidiu, por isso, abandonar os caminhos extremos. Para ele, o verdadeiro caminho não era o da luxúria dos dois extremos. escolheu antes o caminho do meio, o do equilíbrio.
Um dia, após banhar-se no rio e ao comer um arroz-doce, sentou-se em meditação debaixo de uma figueira, uma árvore da iluminação, a que chamam Bodhi, e jurou que não sairia dali enquanto não atingisse a iluminação. Após quarenta e nove dias de meditação, chegou a noite em que alcançou finalmente a clarificação final de todas as suas dúvidas. Ele despertou por completo. Siddharta tornou-se Buda, o Iluminado. ~ Jos Rodrigues dos Santos
94:Since we were on Everest, many other climbers have succeeded on the “big one” as well. She has now been scaled by a blind man, a guy with prosthetic legs, and even by a young Nepalese teenager.
Don’t be fooled, though. I never belittle the mountain. She is still just as high and just as dangerous. Instead, I admire those mountaineers--however they have climbed her. I know what it is really like up there.
Humans learn how to dominate and conquer. It is what we do. But the mountain remains the same--and sometimes she turns and bites so damn hard that we all recoil in terror.
For a while.
Then we return. Like vultures. But we are never in charge.
It is why, within Nepal, Everest is known as the mother goddess of the sky--lest we forget.
This name reflects the respect the Nepalese have for the mountain, and this respect is the greatest lesson you can learn as a climber. You climb only because the mountain allows it.
If the peak hints at you to wait, then you must wait; and when she begins to beckon you to go then you must struggle and strain in the thin air with all your might.
The weather can change in minutes, as storm clouds envelop the peak--and the summit itself stubbornly pokes into the fierce band of jet-stream winds that circle the earth above twenty-five thousand feet. These 150+ mph winds cause the majestic plume of snow that pours off Everest’s peak.
A constant reminder that you have got to respect the mountain.
Or you die. ~ Bear Grylls
95:Of all the intoxicants you can find on the road (including a "national beer" for nearly every country in the world), marijuana deserves a particular mention here, primarily because it's so popular with travelers. Much of this popularity is due to the fact that marijuana is a relatively harmless diversion (again, provided you don't get caught with it) that can intensify certain impressions and sensations of travel. The problem with marijuana, however, is that it's the travel equivalent of watching television: It replaces real sensations with artificially enhanced ones. Because it doesn't force you to work for a feeling, it creates passive experiences that are only vaguely connected to the rest of your life. "The drug vision remains a sort of dream that cannot be brought over into daily life," wrote Peter Matthiessen in The Snow Leopard. "Old mists may be banished, that is true, but the alien chemical agent forms another mist, maintaining the separation of the 'I' from the true experience of the 'One.'" Moreover, chemical highs have a way of distracting you from the utterly stoning natural high of travel itself. After all, roasting a bowl might spice up a random afternoon in Dayton, Ohio, but is it really all that necessary along the Sumatran shores of Lake Toba, the mountain basins of Nepal, or the desert plateaus of Patagonia? As Salvador Dali quipped, "I never took drugs because I am drugs." With this in mind, strive to be drugs as you travel, to patiently embrace the raw, personal sensation of unmediated reality--an experience for more affecting than any intoxicant can promise. ~ Rolf Potts
96:The year was 1987, but it might as well have been the Summer of Love: I was twenty, had hair down to my shoulders, and was dressed like an Indian rickshaw driver. For those charged with enforcing our nation’s drug laws, it would have been only prudent to subject my luggage to special scrutiny. Happily, I had nothing to hide. “Where are you coming from?” the officer asked, glancing skeptically at my backpack. “India, Nepal, Thailand…” I said. “Did you take any drugs while you were over there?” As it happens, I had. The temptation to lie was obvious—why speak to a customs officer about my recent drug use? But there was no real reason not to tell the truth, apart from the risk that it would lead to an even more thorough search of my luggage (and perhaps of my person) than had already commenced. “Yes,” I said. The officer stopped searching my bag and looked up. “Which drugs did you take? “I smoked pot a few times… And I tried opium in India.” “Opium?” “Yes.” “Opium or heroin? “It was opium.” “You don’t hear much about opium these days.” “I know. It was the first time I’d ever tried it.” “Are you carrying any drugs with you now?” “No.” The officer eyed me warily for a moment and then returned to searching my bag. Given the nature of our conversation, I reconciled myself to being there for a very long time. I was, therefore, as patient as a tree. Which was a good thing, because the officer was now examining my belongings as though any one item—a toothbrush, a book, a flashlight, a bit of nylon cord—might reveal the deepest secrets of the universe. “What is opium like?” he asked after a time. And I told him. In fact, over the next ten minutes, I told this lawman almost everything I knew about the use of mind-altering substances. Eventually he completed his search and closed my luggage. One thing was perfectly obvious at the end of our encounter: We both felt very good about it. ~ Sam Harris
97:Shara met me at the airport in London, dressed in her old familiar blue woolen overcoat that I loved so much. She was bouncing like a little girl with excitement.
Everest was nothing compared to seeing her.
I was skinny, long-haired, and wearing some very suspect flowery Nepalese trousers. I short, I looked a mess, but I was so happy.
I had been warned by Henry at base camp not to rush into anything “silly” when I saw Shara again. He had told me it was a classic mountaineers’ error to propose as soon as you get home. High altitude apparently clouds people’s good judgment, he had said.
In the end, I waited twelve months. But during this time I knew that this was the girl I wanted to marry.
We had so much fun together that year. I persuaded Shara, almost daily, to skip off work early from her publishing job (she needed little persuading, mind), and we would go on endless, fun adventures.
I remember taking her roller-skating through a park in central London and going too fast down a hill. I ended up headfirst in the lake, fully clothed. She thought it funny.
Another time, I lost a wheel while roller-skating down a steep busy London street. (Cursed skates!) I found myself screeching along at breakneck speed on only one skate. She thought that one scary.
We drank tea, had afternoon snoozes, and drove around in “Dolly,” my old London black cab that I had bought for a song.
Shara was the only girl I knew who would be willing to sit with me for hours on the motorway--broken down--waiting for roadside recovery to tow me to yet another garage to fix Dolly. Again.
We were (are!) in love.
I put a wooden board and mattress in the backseat so I could sleep in the taxi, and Charlie Mackesy painted funny cartoons inside. (Ironically, these are now the most valuable part of Dolly, which sits majestically outside our home.)
Our boys love playing in Dolly nowadays. Shara says I should get rid of her, as the taxi is rusting away, but Dolly was the car that I will forever associate with our early days together. How could I send her to the scrapyard?
In fact, this spring, we are going to paint Dolly in the colors of the rainbow, put decent seat belts in the backseat, and go on a road trip as a family. Heaven. We must never stop doing these sorts of things. They are what brought us together, and what will keep us having fun.
Spontaneity has to be exercised every day, or we lose it.
Shara, lovingly, rolls her eyes. ~ Bear Grylls
98:La rabbia folle contro il mondo Lorenzo Mondo | 414 parole All’indomani della guerriglia che ha devastato il centro di Milano vanno segnalate, oltre a quelle attribuibili alla più cupa violenza, le responsabilità di ordine morale e, prima ancora, intellettivo. Mi riferisco ai manifestanti che, sfilando con intenzioni pacifiche, hanno ceduto involontariamente la scena ai black bloc. Avevano ovviamente il diritto di sfilare, ma non si capisce bene il perché. L’Expo di Milano è incentrata sui temi della nutrizione, del diritto al cibo, dello sviluppo compatibile. Si tratta di una proposta avvincente, rincalzata dalle parole del Papa sulla sacralità del «nostro pane quotidiano», sulla necessaria «globalizzazione della solidarietà». Certo, gli episodi di corruzione hanno rischiato di mortificare l’immagine dell’evento, e certo, tra il dire e il fare corre una bella differenza. Ma non si può disconoscere la nobiltà dell’assunto. E ancora, i pacifici contestatori se la prendono con le multinazionali, le banche, i capitalismi assortiti. Trascurano il fatto che nei padiglioni espositivi si sono date convegno le rappresentanze di 145 nazioni. Un variegato panorama di Paesi retti da regimi liberali, autoritari e anche dittatoriali, opulenti e miserabili (Nepal compreso, la cui postazione, a causa del terrificante terremoto, ha dovuto essere rifinita da artigiani bresciani e bergamaschi). Tutti contenti di partecipare, di aderire almeno formalmente ai temi proposti. E registriamo allora il paradosso di gente che si trova a manifestare, senza distinzioni, contro l’universo mondo. Altro discorso riguarda la furia cieca dei professionisti della violenza e del saccheggio. Istituzioni e partiti hanno espresso unanimi la denuncia del teppismo organizzato, la sua inammissibilità. Ci mancherebbe altro. Ciò che manca è una adeguata opera di prevenzione e la durezza delle sanzioni, favorita dalla lassitudine delle leggi e delle loro applicazioni che ci fa apparire agli occhi dei malviventi come il Paese di Bengodi. Di questi giorni convulsi conserviamo, a conforto, due immagini che identificano l’Italia migliore. Il signore che, alle avvisaglie dei più gravi tumulti, dando voce al disagio dei cittadini, si è presentato sul balcone di casa, dove aveva esposto il tricolore, ed è rimasto imperterrito sotto il lancio colaticcio di uova da parte della marmaglia studentesca. E poi la faccia distesa di Romano Bignozzi, il settantottenne capocantiere dell’Expo, che ha ricevuto una lettera firmata da oltre 1.500 operai: a esprimergli la loro gratitudine per avere ben guidato il loro faticoso ma esaltante lavoro. ~ Anonymous
99:Lord Paindapa, you who practice yogic discipline! Your name has been prophesied by the devas; what a great wonder! Under the hand of glorious Advayalalita Are the vajra brothers and sisters whose minds do not differ. Headed by Sri Gunamati, Dakas who are sitting in the right hand row, listen to me! After them, the secret yoginis, Headed by the consort Sukhavajri, Dakinis who are sitting in the left hand row, listen to me! Generally, all Dharmas are illusion. Dreams are exalted as special illusion. Early in the night, dreams arise born from habitual patterns. There is nothing whatsoever to rely on there. At midnight, the deceptions of Mara appear. One should not trust in these. At dawn, there are prophecies by the devas. How wondrous, how great indeed! At the break of dawn this morning, The great lord master appeared And taught the Dharma which revealed the ultimate. This is the unforgettable memory of what Maitripa said: "In general, all Dharmas are mind. The Guru arises from mind. The Guru is nothing other than mind. Everything that appears is the nature of mind. This mind itself is primordially non-existent. In the natural state, unborn and innate, There is nothing to abandon by discursive effort. Rest at ease, naturally, without restriction. This can be shown by signs: A human corpse, an outcast, a dog, a pig, An infant, a madman, an elephant, A precious jewel, a blue lotus, Quicksilver, a deer, a lion, A Brahman, and a black antelope; did you see them?" Maitripa asked. The realization of the truth was shown by these signs: Not fixated on either samsara or Nirvana, Not holding acceptance or rejection in one's being, Not hoping for fruition from others, Mind free from occupation and complexity, Not falling into the four extremes, Nonmeditation and nonwandering, Free from thought and speech, Beyond any analogy whatsoever. Through the kindness of the Guru, I realised these. Since the experience of these realisations has dawned, Mind and mental events have ceased, And space and insight are inseparable. Faults and virtues neither increase nor decrease. Bliss, emptiness, and luminosity are unceasing. Therefore, luminosity dawns beyond coming or going. This transmission of the innate, the pith of the view Through the sign meanings which reveal the unborn, I heard from the great lord master. The reason why I sing these words Is the insistent request of the honourable lords. I could not refuse the Dharma brothers and sisters. Dakinis, do not be jealous! Thus, this song was sung for the Dharma brothers and sisters headed by Paindapa at the Rinchen Tsul monastery in Nepal to show the meaning of the signs of mahamudra as revealed by Maitripa's appearance in a dream.

~ Marpa Lotsawa, Realisation of Dreams and Mind

100:Između Bremena i Nepala, između Beča i Singapura video sam mnogo lepih gradova, gradove na moru i gradove visoko u brdima, sa mnogih izvora sam kao hodočasnik pio, od čega je kasnije nastajao slatki otrov nostalgije.
Ali najlepši grad od svih koje znam je Kalv na Nagoldu, mali, stari švapski gradić ispod Švarcvalda. Kada dođem u Kalv, idem polako od železičke stanice nadole, pored katoličke crkve, pored “Orla” i “Šumskog roga”, kroz Biskupovu ulicu pored Nagolda, pored Vajnštega ili do bara, onda preko reke i kroz donju Leder-uličicu, pa kroz jednu strmu, poprečnu, gore od trga, ispod trema većnice, pored dva jaka stara izvora, bacim pogled prema starim zgradama Latinske škole, u krčmarevoj bašti čujem kokoške kako kokodaču, okrenem se i idem ponovo nadole, pored “Jelena” i “Konjića”, a onda dugo stojim na mostu. To mi je najomiljenije mesto u gradiću, trg pored katedrale u firenci nije ništa u poređenju sa njim.
Sada, kad sa lepog kamenog mosta gledam gore i dole, vidim kuće duž reke, a ne znam ko u njima živi. I kada iz jedne od njih gleda lpa devojka (kojih je u Kalvu uvek bilo), ja ne znam kako se zove.
A pre trideset godina, iza svih ovih prozora nije bilo nijedne devojke i nijednog čoveka, nijedne stare žene, nijednog psa i nijedne mačke koju nisam znao. Nisu preko mosta prešla nijedna kola i nije kaskalo nijedno kljuse za koje nisam znao čiji su. A tako sam znao sve, mnoge školske drugove i njihove igre i podrugljive nadimke, pekarske radnje i njihovu robu, mesare i njihove pse, drveće, i gundelje, i ptice, i gnezda, vrste ogrozda u baštama.
Upravo je zbog toga grad Kalv imao svoju jedinstvenu lepotu. Nema potrebe da ga opisujem, to stoji u skoro svim knjigama koje sam napisao. Da sam ostao u ovom lepom Kalvu, ne bi bilo potrebe da o njemu pišem. To mi nije bilo suđeno.
Ali kada sada (kao što se do rata dešavalo jednom u nekoliko godina) ponovo sedim četvrt sata na ogradi mosta preko kojeg sam kao dečak hiljadu puta zabacio udicu, duboko i sa čudesnim uzbuđenjem osećam koliko je za mene lepo i značajno bilo to što sam doživeo: da sam jednom imao domovinu! da sam jednom u jednom malom mestu na Zemlji poznavao sve kuće i njihove prozore i sve ljude iza njih!
Da sam drvo, još uvek bih bio tamo. Ali ne mogu da želim da se ponovi ono što je bilo. Povremeno uradim to u svojim snovima i pesmama, ali u stvarnosti ne želim.
s vremena na vreme provedem po koju noć u nostalgiji za Kalvom, Ali da živim tamo, svakoga sata, danju i noću, imao bih nostalgiju za lepim, starim vremenima koja su bila pre trideset godina i koja su davno protekla ispod luka starog mosta. To ne bi bilo dobro. Za postupcima koji su učinjeni i za smrtima koje su se desile, ne treba žaliti.
Samo ponekad treba da se tamo baci pogled, da se prošvrlja kroz ulicu Leder, da se četvrt sata stoji na mostu, pa makar to bilo samo u snu, pa makar i ne tako često.

Herman Hese, Umetnost Dokolice (deo Domovina, 1918) ~ Hermann Hesse

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   6 Integral Yoga
   3 Fiction
   2 Buddhism
   1 Poetry

   4 The Mother
   4 Satprem
   3 H P Lovecraft
   2 Bokar Rinpoche

   3 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   2 Talks

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