One Does Not Simply Forget the Smell of Burning, Human Flesh

THE CRUISE with Peter J. Viox

I’m regularly shocked at how profundity is always the most piercing in short doses.  I could feel more intention behind each step that I took.  It was a strange feeling that comes from absolute confidence that your life is moving in the right direction.

This post is a direct continuation of The Piercing Gaze of Boudhanath.

DSCN0180_marked The building with the golden roofs and the spire is Pashupatinath Temple (पशुपतिनाथ मन्दिर). Situated on the banks of the Bagmati river, this is one of the most sacred Hindu sites in Nepal.

The drive from Boudha to Pashupatinath was short, but Suriya’s cheerful demeanor shifted into a serious tone on the way.  He told me that where I was going was a very important place for Hindus and that I should take as much time as I wanted.

He parked the car far from the entrance of the Pashupatinath complex.  The sun had…

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