Sunday, March 21, 2010

I move in water, shore to shore; Nothing's more

On Saturday night we were heading home from Albury after i played a gig at about 7.30 or 8 o'clock. We were about to get onto the causeway when we saw a Buddhist monk sitting at the bus stop on that road. It was getting dark so we figured we'd pull over and ask if he wanted a lift.
So we stopped and asked and he said yes. He could hardly speak English but told us, after mum said that she would always help a Buddhist because she's a big fan of the Dalai Lama, that he worked directly for the Dalai Lama for a long time when he was in Thailand..pretty f-ing cool! We took him home and, turns out there's a Buddhist temple in Albury! and he lives there with all these other monks. When we got there he made us wait for a few minutes and then came out and gave us all of this amazing fruit or 'Fruit from the Buddha' as he said, and gave us each these yellow bracelets and said that with them, we would always be lucky. Was so so nice. Sometimes i wish so much that i could be religious, Buddhism is just such a beautiful religion, shame i'm such a cynic haha. Living by Ahimsa is enough for me, maybe one day i'll shave my head and wear a robe...that could be fun haha

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