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It doesn't matter how you see it, it doesn't matter how your mind perceives it, the moon is always full.

-- B. D. Schiers

Added some more infos to a Zeitgeist page, and formatted a bit i hope for easier reading!
"Rewa: A world in Covid"

Did a few tweaks on Metaxu Buddhism quotes page, and added a new section for "Knowing Self" --

McLeod Ganj Coronavirus lockdown day 7 - tue 31 mar:
Daily update at

Added today - Kangra produce price lists as of 31 March 2020, at

Rewa lockdown info at McLeod Ganj - sun 29 mar:
Updated the About and Contact pages, and
added many useful links at

On the ground at McLeod Ganj - sun 29 mar:
Shopping 8am to 11 am only.
Not much change from yesterday. Shelves are being stocked. Groc and veg shops on Tushita Rd open; long lines.
More at

Today's report from the ground at McLeod Ganj: 2 pharmacies open; small shops open; one veg shop. Curfew has been limited to 3 hours, so shopping only possible 8am to 11 am. More at

What to say. Here it is.
Starting a mail list for the people in my building and anyone else around. To keep each other updated on what's going on. And support.
Modern days -- everyone here has internet, at least a phone. What a game-changer that is.

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A 69-year-old man became the first person in Himachal, as well as the first Tibetan, to die of coronavirus. A total lockdown of McLeod Ganj is in force, in which no one is allowed to leave their houses.

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How to help kill coronavirus in your home and car after going out - CNET - Disinfect and sanitize the surfaces in your house with these EPA-approved products to help keep your sanctuary germ-free. -

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"Seeing that the government is giving us a bit more money is great, however it is sad it took a pandemic to admit that beneficiaries put their money back into the economy anyway."

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* Bunker John's Coronavirus Update for 22 March 2020 -
Factual graphics and maps, with summaries and links.

* Bunker Report - General info about Coronavirus / COVID-19

All India, indoors all day, "Janta Curfew".

At 5pm when the sirens go off, ring bells, gongs, bang utensils or clap your claps. To show our gratitude to the frontline workers who are risking their lives to keep everyone safe. And also the sounds will drive away any negative energy and hopefully the virus.

We are all together in this. Be grateful, stay aware, things will never be the same again. The world has to change. We cannot go on like this any more.

image: priscilla, mcleodganj ex-street kitty
verse: gautama the buddha

"The society we built on the premises of grift, waste, cruelty, and greed, is not one that can survive even a moderate disruption like a nasty virus without mass casualties and wrecked lives and bodies.

"What we urgently need, now and for the next crisis, is a society built more on resilience, solidarity, foresight, and compassion."

"the amount of civic engagement is greater than I've ever seen. ... I've never seen the kind of volunteerism I'm seeing."

"The virus is an equal opportunity infector. And it’s probably the way we would be better if we saw ourselves that way, which is much more alike than different."

-- Epidemiologist Dr. Larry Brilliant, who warned of pandemic in 2006
The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming:

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Global coronavirus shutdowns let the environment breathe a bit easier - CNET - With so many humans staying at home, the air is cleaner, the water is clearer and some animals are more bold than ever. -

"The final gift, the one that I keep returning to in these shadowy days, is kindness. A pandemic is a common (pan) experience. We are in this together. We can face it together and we can help one another get through it. Ironically the 'social distancing' we are asked to practice is a call to care. It is not a request made for oneself; it is an act of public good.

"In a pandemic, self-isolation is called quarantine. In Buddhism, it is called retreat."

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