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“A Sanskrit word appeared in the paragraph: ANTEVASIN. It means, ‘one who lives at the border.’

In ancient times, this was a literal description. It indicated a person who had left the bustling center of worldly life to go live at the edge of the forest where the spiritual masters dwelled.

The antevasin was not of the villager’s anymore-not a householder with a conventional life. But neither was he yet a transcendent-not one of those sages who live deep in the unexplored woods, fully realized. The antevasin was an in-betweener. He was a border-dweller. He lived in sight of both worlds, but he looked toward the unknown. And he was a scholar.”

Elizabeth Gilbert – Eat, Pray, Love

Coming Through – Pasando

A Union Pacific train waits at the international border as a U.S. Customs official opens the gate to allow it to cross the border. Un tren de Union Pacific espera en la frontera internacional como un agente de aduanas EE.UU. abre la puerta para que pueda cruzar la...

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Remembering Jose Antonio

On the night of October 10, 2012, 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was walking home on Calle Internacional in Nogales, Sonora. It would be his last walk, as a Border Patrol officer shooting his pistol from a protected area behind the...

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Border Mass for Immigration Reform

His Eminence Cardinal Sean O'Malley led a mass along the U.S. - Mexican border in Nogales on April 1, 2014. The ceremony was to commemorate those who had perished in the desert as they were seeking to enter the United States, and to pray for immigration reform....

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Remembering the Old Wall

The current border wall that separates Nogales, Arizona from Nogales, Sonora was erected in 2011. Prior to that, the wall that divided the cities was made from surplus Army helicopter landing pads, left over from Operation Desert Storm. The old wall was not known for...

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