A Monk's Life : A photo story from Spiti

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9th Sep 2018
Photo of A Monk's Life : A photo story from Spiti by Deepjyoti Biswas

Staying in the Kee monastery, I seek to understand the normal life of a monk and here is a small photo story of my discovery.
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He makes friends there and lives with them. The school however , here , is ran by the monastery. And their take of education is lot different and unconventional.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Deepjyoti Biswas

In Spiti it is a common ritual that every family or house , that has more than a single son , gives away one of them to the monastery. So Rinchen , youngest among his siblings was destined to learn the ways of the monk.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Deepjyoti Biswas

A monk begins his life just like any other human kid being sent away to a school. He has the same innocence and unknowingness of the world around him.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Deepjyoti Biswas

By the time they grow up, they learn a variety of subjects from martial arts , sports , rituals to basic science. Growing wise and knowledge able.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Deepjyoti Biswas

Having a monk in family , is having a wise man present, hence , one of the child is sent to become a monk in each family.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Deepjyoti Biswas

Monks know the ancient wisdom of how to live a happy , fulfilled , peaceful life. Both physically and spiritually healthy and rich.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Deepjyoti Biswas

Though a lot people might think it's a life of hardship and sacrifice, and without a choice like ours, once you live with them you understand, how better crafted they are for life.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Deepjyoti Biswas

He makes friends there and lives with them. The school however , here , is ran by the monastery. And their take of education is lot different and unconventional.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Deepjyoti Biswas
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