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Massive meditation with the Prime Minister of India, in a depressed city – 11/29/2018



"Apparently there are some great people who come and they save our lives." The girl was less than 30 years old, a black shirt, a hose with flowers, and a mat – firmly speaking, a mat used for yoga practice – under the arm. The cloth bag surrounding the mat has a stamp that says "Inhale & exhale". The girl marched on Santa Fe Avenue while she illustrated to a friend what she thought about the G20. Friend talking with Clarin: "We have come to seek peace, unity between body, mind and spirit," he explained. Both hopes that La Rural opens its doors to take off their mats on the floor of the ocher pavilion and participate in yoga and meditation meetings. They are not alone: ​​this line measures almost two blocks.

About 4,000 people participated in massive meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodríguez Adami)

About 4,000 people participated in massive meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodríguez Adami)

Private security personnel who are looking for the size of a backpack and who warn that water bottles are abandoned, that they have to go through the same scanner as at the airport and that the umbrella goes to the storage room, comes and goes along the line. Is it one of the fans of yoga and meditation which is part of the meeting – but it doesn't go on foot by Santa Fe, but by car and by private prisoners for other access – is the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who arrived on Thursday morning Argentina to participate in the summit of world leaders but before a photo of the protocol that would travel the world, needed several minutes to say three spells "Ohm" with 4,000 foreigners.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the country on Thursday and participated in mass meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodríguez Adami).

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the country on Thursday and participated in mass meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodríguez Adami).

Outside the pavilion is a city where several subway lines make limited trips, there are several hours before the Buenos Aires train terminal stops working until Sunday, the routes of some groups are diverted and others are suspended, living in certain areas Exceptions must accredit their address with documents and those working in the area must, in some cases, be escorted by a police officer.

Inside, an instructor from the "Art of Life" foundation – the entity that organizes the event and which is led throughout the world by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who led 150,000 large-scale meditation in the Palermo Forest in 2012 – guiding yoga practice, right after saying that discipline functions to "calm mind activity". "Stretch your arms, open your chest, you can smile," said Florencia, the instructor: practitioners replicate their movements. Quietly and with eyes closed. Rodrigo, another "Art of living" instructor, cleaned the room by asking the owner of two cars – a patent – to move him so Prime Minister Modi could enter the place. "Let us not be disturbed by patents, yoga will return to the center, let's go back to the center", urging Florence.

About 4,000 people participated in massive meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodríguez Adami)

About 4,000 people participated in massive meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodríguez Adami)

On the screen often the telephone number that the host announces as shown is asked information and travel prices to find out the headquarters of "Art of life", in Bangalore, India. On chairs available for those who prefer not to lie on the floor, there is a brochure where personal data can be written: "& # 39; Art of life & # 39; supported by 2,000 donors who make all this possible. And also become donors", sounds from the stage.

Maria Eugenia Estenssoro, in the midst of massive meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodríguez Adami)

Maria Eugenia Estenssoro, in the midst of massive meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodríguez Adami)

One of the gates of the ocher pavilion opens: the light enters and the sound of the orchestra, perhaps the military, enters the sound of the San Lorenzo March. Maybe it was the acceptance of the protocol to the Asian Prime Minister, who was about to enter the scene and who, suddenly, was greeted with applause and with Argentina shouting at him "olé olé oleee, Modi, Modi". In Europe, maybe the president thinks, that is not achieved.

The official smile, seated, listened to his country-specific mantra heard by a live band of 70 musicians and Patricia Sosa, who sang a song that said "spread faith in those who cannot see", watched a man and six women dance in honor of him and Ganesha , the god of the Hindu pantheon, and went onstage to speak. "His love of yoga this afternoon has revitalized me and filled me with energy," the official said, adding: "Only when humans have a peaceful mind will there be peace in their families, in their cities, in their countries and in the world." those who understand their mother tongue, then those who depend on the translator.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the country on Thursday and participated in mass meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodríguez Adami).

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the country on Thursday and participated in mass meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodríguez Adami).

"That thousands of people gather to meditate should help energy in the G20 days not be so stressful, it's like homeopathy, that only with a few globulites, can help the body 70 or 80 kilos," said Andres, who is from Longchamps, 44 and dressed in white for this event.

"Yoga and meditation only serve to control the mind and keep us focused no matter how much chaos there is," Keymmilee, 29, said when she rolled her mat home. Outside is the city that the National Security Minister, Patricia Bullrich, recommended to go to all those who have a way to the end of the G20. The program lasted almost four hours: less trains and subways were needed to stop working.


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