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In Transit – The Benares Within
Burning Ghats Smolder inside bodies’ Inn, in transitions
Immutable soul Everlasting, eternal Steadily aflame
Gymnast spirit stays firmly balanced On two threshold beams – gravitating Towards inner Benaras*
Seamless wraparound of outer inner “Bodies” occurs – fire purified bones Swim in holy Ganges to heaven’s shore
Burning Ghats Smolder inside bodies’ Inn, in transitions~
Varanasi also known as Benares or Kashi is a city on banks of holy river Ganges Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings salvation.It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and the oldest- holiest city in India Hindu God Lord Shiva says, “The three worlds form one city of mine, and K??? is my royal palace therein.Varanasi grew as an important industrial centre, famous for muslin, silk fabrics, perfumes, ivory works, and sculpture.
During the time of Gautama Buddha (born circa 567 BC), Varanasi was the capital of the Kingdom of Kashi and Buddha is believed to have founded Buddhism here around 528 BC when he gave his first sermon, “Turning the Wheel of Law”, at nearby Sarnath.