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No, actually I didn’t go to France. But I went to former-and-still Francoindia: today’s Puducherry, former Pondy or Pondycherry four bus-hours below Chennai at the coast, was once the center of the France’s India-colony dream. The British and others beat them a few times but somehow Pondy always came back into french influence - and […]

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Aside: A few little additions…

Well, I just got time and needed some change from writing, so I just added another plugin (actually I had it in the old blogs but it didn’t work with my current wordpress-version - which by the way is the system via which I am writing all this…) - so now you can see how […]

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And so she just stole my shoes…

I left Chennai via the Mofussil bus stand: “the biggest and busiest bus stand in south-east asia” as one guide describes it. Used to the Indian semi-chaos I expected the worst but was surprised to find a huge but very well organised place. Easy to get away…
… for a daytrip to Vellore. Famous for a […]

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Every photo that you take is a moment that is saved for eternity - but every moment that you look at a photo is lost - because you don’t see all those things that happen now.
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Yes, I am talking about torture, but no, I’m not talking about brainwashing - Goenka (the teacher) calls it “purification of the mind” - for me that’s a brain-laundry… so, but anyway - I was not allowed to write for ten days, so now it’s time to write a long long article… but as a […]

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Actually there are many factors why I got this impression. First of all, there were many posters propagating the “Great Vipassana Pagoda” which would allow a perfect meditation in unison with the universe or so… Second: The “Dhamma workers” - former students who volunteerly work […]

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The last part (”as it is”) got annoying because it was repeated several times every day of the course. But the message is easy to get - if you get it: don’t change what you see! Watch the respiration, but don’t change it - […]

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Actually the days where most people want or do quit are the second and sixth day. But for me it was the third. It was not a real reason, I just felt like the whole thing was useless, Goenka kept annoying me (and later I […]

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The board near the dining area started saying “Today is Vipassana day…”, so, well, I say that too! As we got to know now, the first three days we practised Anapana, concentration on the nostril-area. Now we would start with Vipassana, whatever that might be….?
So, […]

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After failing to keep the position in the group sittings of the first day I decided to keep my position now. And also I had done the evil of opening my eyes during the lessons - only to see that nearly nobody had kept the […]

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