Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

I am not a religious person and I may be alone in this officially Hindu country. Buddha was born in Nepal, so Buddhism is accepted here. The traditions in both religions are remarkably similar and distinctly different than the other Buddhist countries that we have lived in.

Christians are making in roads here primarily with people of low castes. If you are born into a low caste, you have few opportunities for jobs, education and love. These people are ripe to be converted and there are plenty of people trying to do it.

Today is Easter and there was a celebration in Durbar Square, which is right in front of our house. There was about 200 people in a parade and then some sort of service in the square. An hour after the service ended, there was a whole group of Hindu priests in the square...something unusual. ...wondering if they are checking out the competition.

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