That was my real education in the world - I learned politics, the social and cultural life of India, Hindu tradition and religion, and Buddhism.
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I grew with it, and I used to go to see the monks, who had no possessions, even more extreme than my mother.
We then came to the Soviet Union. One day we were walking and carrying our banner and distributing a few leaflets in Russian to people, and we met two women on the road.
Kennedy had been assassinated a month or so before. So we walked to the grave of John Kennedy and ended our walking symbolically at the Arlington National Cemetery.
With slight risk of exaggeration you could say that he walked almost every mile of the Indian land.
That was my childhood. I grew up with the monks, studying Sanskrit and meditating for hours in the morning and hours in the evening, and going once a day to beg for food.
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