In a scene from the movie Seven Years in Tibet, Heinrich Harrer (played by Brad Pitt) and the Dalai Lama (played by Bhutanese actor Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk) get into an intimate conversation. The latter asks Heinrich what he likes most about climbing. Henrich pensively answers that it is the simplicity that attracts him to the mountains; when he is climbing, the mind is devoid of all confusions. Everything feels richer, clearer and sharper, the light, the sound, and the air—there is a powerful awareness of the presence of life.
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