Who would like to improve their karma? Step into the Ganges and do it! In Hinduism, bathing in the river removes your sins and liberates you from the cycle of life and death. Easier than confession. The water of the Ganges is considered very pure…but to my eyes it wasn’t looking very clean. .
In India, one of the holiest gestures is to take water from the Ganges,
in an act that recognizes this separation, then pour the water back again.
Crying is like this. Your tears fall from your individual griefs, but it comes from
the grief we all have, of living in these frail, impermanent bodies. Of watching
our friends die. Our friends are the Ganges and in their death we draw them up
out of the river, and let them mark us, before we put them back into the river
again. Your tears flow down every drain… They belong to everyone.
– Michael Stone