Bursi, September 29

Bursi, September 29



The Tsum Valley has an incredible amount of chortens and mani walls per capita. At every turn of the road, there is always a group of chortens, and every half a kilometer at most there are either chortens or a mani wall. The entire valley is literally saturated with Buddhism.


The feeling of a lost world intensified even more after having climbed half a kilometer in a narrow gorge, we suddenly found ourselves in a wide valley with vast fields. Most of the fields are plowed, but you can still see peasants plowing the land with wooden plows pulled by a pair of buffaloes.


The hotel where we stayed for lunch had wi-fi. And there was also a complete set of attributes of a peasant life. I was especially surprised by the way of storing the oil - here the oil is sewn into the skin of a buffalo or yak. And the resulting "pillows" with oil are stored just like that, right in the kitchen.


Houses in many villages are lined up along the edge of the cliff to take up less arable land.


We quickly reached the village of Bursi along an excellent rural road. Near the village is Milarepa's cave, where we were met by a constantly laughing monk. Without stopping laughing and smiling, he took some money from us, showed the cave, showed Milarepa's footprint in the stone and made us sit down to drink tea. While spreading rugs for us, he first carefully collected the moths sitting on the floor, and then only put rugs in this place. While we were drinking tea, he, continuing to smile and laugh, turned a huge drum with prayers. Since the monk did not speak English or Nepali, it was not possible to chat. Once again we stared at Milarepa's footprint, took a picture of it and went to dinner.


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