Arnon Grunberg

Mister Spiritual


Last night our guide said: “This city is fantastic. Here you can experience real life. I’ve been to Luxembourg. Luxembourg is fantastic as well. Beautiful girls in Luxembourg.” We rented a rower and a rowing boat, we crossed the Ganges and we watched the burning of dead bodies on the ghats.
“You don’t smell death because the Ganges is holy,” our guide said.
He added: “The Ganges is as pure as mineral water, perhaps even more pure. You don’t see it with your own eyes, but you will see it with your third eye. You have to train your third eye.” Later he made us buy silk scarves and silk sheets.
The third eye sees money more than anything else.
And there is no contradiction here.
Money is the most spiritual thing in the world.