Of Monkeys And Saints

Kathmandu, Nepal. [March 2018]

24 hours in one of the holiest cities in the world – lost in a pilgrimage towards colors, history, and humanity.

What have I learned? That all is created equal. Of Hindus and Buddhists, of prayers and curses, of monkeys and saints. In the end, here we all are.

Young and bewildered baby monkey at Swayambhunath Monkey Temple
A most colorful Sadhu, or Holy Man, by the walls of Pashupatinath
“Monkey Lisa”, a timeless collab by Banana Vinci, RaFurael, Mojo Van GoghJo, MonApe, DonaTailo, CaravaGibbon, LiChimpstein, Butticelli, and Peelcasso. Mixed Media, 2018
“Hold on Mary Jane, I’m coming!”
Born to be a Phoenix – at Boudhanath Temple
Future Bollywood movie star grooming
Sadhu #1
Sadhu #2
Sadhu #3
Leap of Ape-th
“Doc said I’m low on fiber”
Leave your offerings, leave with blessings
Colorful prayer flags at the Boudhanath stupa
But he looks so sad…
The all-seeing eyes
“Well that was less filling than I expected…”

“Is any man afraid of change? What can take place without change? What then is more pleasing or more suitable to the universal nature? And can you take a hot bath unless the wood for the fire undergoes a change? And can you be nourished unless the food undergoes a change? And can anything else that is useful be accomplished without change? Do you not see then that for yourself also to change is just the same, and equally necessary for the universal nature?” -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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