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Massive meditation with the Prime Minister of India in the highlight city – 11/29/2013



"It turns out that a few almighty guys come and they save our lives." The girl is less than 30 years old, a black shirt, a flower hose, and a mate – strictly speaking, a mat that is used to practice yoga – under his arm. The bag of fabric surrounding the mat has a stamp that says "Inhalation and Exhalation". The girl appears on Santa Fe Avenue as she illustrates a friend who thinks about the G20. The friend talks with Clarin: "We came to seek a peace, an alliance between the body, the mind and the soul," he explains. Both hopes that La Rural opens its doors to rest the mattresses on the floor of the ocher pavilion and participate in a yoga and meditation meeting. They are not alone: ​​the line measures nearly two blocks.

About 4,000 people participated in mass meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodriguez Adami)

About 4,000 people participated in mass meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodriguez Adami)

Private safety personnel looking for the size of backpacks and warning that water bottles are left out, will have to go through a scanner similar to that at airports and that umbrellas go to the cloakroom, come and go along the line. Is it one of the yoga and meditation fans that is part of the meeting – but it does not get on foot from Santa Fe, but with a car and with personal arrest for another approach – is the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, arrived on Thursday morning, Argentina will take part in the summit of world leaders, but before the protocol photo that travels around the world, it will take a few minutes to bring in three times the mantra "Om" with 4,000 foreigners.

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

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

Beyond the pavilion is the city where some metro lines make limited trips, hours before the railway terminals in Buenos Aires to stop working until Sunday, the paths of some groups are diverted, others are suspended, living in certain areas. The exclusion must accredits their address with the document, and those working in those areas must, in some cases, be accompanied by gendarmes.

Inside, an instructor from the "Art of Living" Foundation – the entity organized by the event and led by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who led the mass meditation of 150,000 people in Palermo Woods in 2012 – a yoga exercise instructor, immediately after saying that the discipline served for "calming the activity of the mind". "Stretch your hands, open your chest, you can smile," said Florence, the instructor: practitioners replicate their movements. Quietly and with closed eyes. Rodrigo, another instructor in "The Art of Living", opens the room asking the owners of two cars – patents – to move them so that Prime Minister Modi can enter the premises. "Let's not be distracted by patents, yoga returns to the center, let's go back to the center", she calls Florence.

About 4,000 people participated in mass meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodriguez Adami)

About 4,000 people participated in mass meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodriguez Adami)

On the screen every so often the phone number that the hosts announce as requested to request information and travel prices to know the seat of "The Art of Living", in Bangalore, India. The chairs accessible to those who do not want to lie on the floor have a brochure in which personal data can be written: "Living Art" is supported by 2,000 donors who do all that possible. and also become donors, "is heard from the scene.

Maria Eugenia Estensoro, in the middle of massive meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodriguez Adami)

Maria Eugenia Estensoro, in the middle of massive meditation in Palermo. (Guillermo Rodriguez Adami)

Opens one of the gates of the ocher pavilion: the light enters and the sound of the orchestra, probably the military one, enters the sound of the march of the San Lorenzo. Perhaps it is the reception of a protocol to the Prime Minister of Asia, who should enter the scene and who, suddenly, is greeted with applause and with the Argentines called in "ole ole ole oleee, modi, modi". In Europe, perhaps the president thinks, it has not been achieved.

Official smiles sit, listen to a mantra typical of his country, which sounds in a live group of 70 musicians and Patricia Sosa, who sings a song that says "spread the faith of those who can not see", seeing the dance of a man and six women in honor to him and Ganesha, god of the Hindu pantheon, and go on stage to speak. "His love for yoga this afternoon brings me back and fills me with energy," said the official, adding: "Only when the human being has a peaceful mind will there be peace in his family, in his city, in his country and in the world." They applaud, first 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 Rodriguez Adami).

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

"That thousands of people gather to meditate, should help the energy in these days of the G20 not be so stressful, it's like homeopathy, that with only a few globulites it can help the body of 70 or 80 pounds "said Andres, who is from Longhampton, has 44 years and is wearing white on occasion.

"Yoga and meditation serve only to control the mind and focus on us no matter how chaos is around," said 29-year-old Keimmile, while he warming up his motherfucker to go home. Outside is the city in which National Security Minister Patricia Bulrich recommended to address all those who had until the end of the G20. The event lasted nearly four hours: it is less necessary for trains and metros to stop working.


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