a tibetan monk (not kusho palden la)

a tibetan monk (not kusho palden la)

it’s been two decades since my birth and i thought i had lived here long enough to start hating it because i felt it was unfair to me to a certain degree. what i didn’t know was how far from the truth i really was and how lowly i had percieved the world that had given me everything i so dearly love.

what really is unfair? if you are thrown in jail for 33 long years for merely fighting for the freedom of your country then thats being unfair to the highest degree. Kusho Palden la, an absolute sweetheart, is now 77 yrs old and boy, he is a happy man. spending half of his youth in prison, he had lived through hell and yet, when i met him last week, he told me the world has treated him well and he can’t ask for more. he had seen his fellow countrymen suffer and finally pass away because of starvation and broken heart, but he said there is no point dwelling in the past (even though they are in his memories ) and thus, should be happy to live in the present. Never in my entire life had i met a man who so deeply appreciated the world’s offerings and the joy to have lived so long to see the tomorrows of today. the light at the end of the tunnel will never fade unless you give up midway and believe that there is no way out. you live to make your own destiny and the prophecy predicted will only come true if you make it. so live on.

PS: he is the first tibetan elderly that i’ve ever met who LOVES fresh salad…seriously. a documentary with him in it has been selected by the academy for a chance to be on of the oscar nominees. i mean how crazy is that.

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