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Coverage of the billionaires' space race between Jeff Bezos Richard Branson and Elon Musk reminded me of this poem by Daniel Ladinsky which is loosely based on the verse of Kabir. I photographed the pre-dawn street scene in Varanasi, which is where it is thought Kabir was born at the end of the 14th century.

I don't think there is such a thing as
an intelligent mega-rich
person

For who with a fine mind can look
out upon this world and
hoard

what can nourish
a thousand souls.

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