Life is a carousel

Life can be a carousel

Life can be a carousel

with ups and downs and turn arounds

with ups and downs and turn arounds

It’s important to aim high

It’s important to aim high

Some have better chances

Some have better chances

some more challenges

some more challenges

If we serve others

If we serve others

keep our eye on the road

keep our eye on the road

stay close to what’s important

stay close to what’s important

true to our friends

true to our friends

friends of virtue

friends of virtue

close friends

close friends

with faith

with faith

effort

effort

steadiness

steadiness

perseverance

perseverance

over a long long time...

over a long long time...

we can achieve enlightenment!

we can achieve enlightenment!

and thereby help others along their paths

and thereby help others along their paths

to awakening

to awakening

So don’t waste a moment!

So don’t waste a moment!

Life moves along the path

Our journey begins in Ranchi, capital of the new state of Jharkhand

Our journey begins in Ranchi, capital of the new state of Jharkhand

New highways

New highways

with lovely old trees preserved along the way

with lovely old trees preserved along the way

modern hotels

modern hotels

and international restaurants

and international restaurants

with his and hers sinks

with his and hers sinks

and we drive on...

and we drive on...

to Bodh Gaya

to Bodh Gaya

where life is in full flow

where life is in full flow

As His Holiness the Dalai Lama is teaching

As His Holiness the Dalai Lama is teaching

there are cowboys

there are cowboys

and Indians

and Indians

clean tea stalls

clean tea stalls

and restaurants

and restaurants

toilets

toilets

yes, there are toilets!!!

yes, there are toilets!!!

and water

and water

and barbers

and barbers

doctors

doctors

These two fellows sold me some reading glasses

These two fellows sold me some reading glasses

mechanics

mechanics

and parking places where one can rest

and parking places where one can rest

All move at their own pace

All move at their own pace

some stop for a snap

some stop for a snap

others for a snack

others for a snack

or chat

or chat

or just to say Hello

or just to say Hello

Ciao

Ciao

Hi

Hi

though most keep on moving

though most keep on moving

along the path of life

along the path of life

An evening in Shimoga on our way to Sera

Madame waits under the parasol as her knives are sharpened

Madame waits under the parasol as her knives are sharpened

mesmerized...

mesmerized...

delighted

delighted

How to sneak around town

How to sneak around town

An elegant home in Shimoga

An elegant home in Shimoga

with its welcoming designs

with its welcoming designs

the shopkeeper from Mundgod happy to say Tashi Delek as his assistant dusts the merchandise

the shopkeeper from Mundgod happy to say Tashi Delek as his assistant dusts the merchandise

Life

Life

Monsieur wears his long dress to shop

Monsieur wears his long dress to shop

And prayers on the way to Sera

And prayers on the way to Sera