Sur is the offering of smell. In the Buddhist worldview, there are many kinds of sentient beings. Some of them survive by eating solid food, some by consuming smell and some merely through touch or psychological nutrition through the force of the mind.

This piece was initially published in Bhutan’s national newspaper Kuensel in a series called "Why we do what we do".

Collection Bhutan Cultural Library
Visibility Public - accessible to all site users (default)
Author Karma Phuntsho
Editor Bradley Aaron
Year published 2015
Original year published 2014
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