Sunday, February 11, 2007


The Buddha taught that life is suffering, that all beings suffer, that it is impossible to escape from suffering.

You see it here quite vividly nearly everyday. As this is a tourist area, there are quite a large number of beggars in the area (many from India, strange as it may seem) but the fellow below, if there were such honors, would place near the top for creative begging. When it isn't raining, you can find him on the same corner with his shirt hiked up showing the tube entering his belly and connected at the other end to his colostomy bag.

No idea if it's real or not, but it looks real enough to shock.



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