Update: Guys, I’m back to Nepal. It began raining cats & dogs when I reached Dharmashala. That means monsoon rains are coming. Also got cold diarhea. Was also not feeling well physically. That means time to rest.
Many people in India must be taking a sigh of relief that I’m back to Nepal finally. But plz note that I’ll keep on visiting India again & again. 😆 I still have to see many parts of India.
When I was entering Nepal, a staff at the border asked: Are you Indian or Nepali? Officially, I’m a Nepali citizen coz you’re supposed to have a country. Otherwise, I feel like I’ve gone beyond all traditional definitions.
Since I’m not making any notes these days, i’m posting everything from memory in short.
* A Meeting with the Kabir Panthees – Visited the Kabir Ashram in Dhaulpur, Rajasthan and stayed for a day there. Amrit Sahib is really a learned as well as spiritually grown person. See guys, my contact with spiritual people is growing, and they all want me to join them. He also explained that Kabir Panth is in the middle between the Argumentative Bramhans and the Silent Buddhists.
* People in Rajasthan respect the holimen a lot. Many people did me Namaste seeing my holy robes. And at the Ashram, not only the young people, but even a man older than my dad touched my feet. Guys, looks like I’m also becoming a holy man… After all, many people since my childhood have been predicting than I’d be a holy man. 😆
* Met a soldier from Andhra Pradesh on the train. He was very friendly with me. He was also a devout Christian. It was a bit revealing for me that a person with a traditional Sanskrit name could also be a devout Christian who reads Bible before going to bed every night. He was also a very funny man. ‘You know, while I was reading the Bible, I felt an urge for sex’ he said. I told him to go to the toilet and release himself. He said: ‘No, I’m going to home now. I’ll release it with my wife.’
* Another incident I forgot to mention: It was the Holi festival when I arrived in Bodh Gaya. A policeman gave me a lift for about 4 Kms. See guys, everyone wants to help me to achieve what I want. After all, it’s going to benefit the whole humanity.
*Ajmer: I found Ajmer more interesting than mentioned by the guides book, especially around the Lake area. And contrary to the traditional sounding name, the Ajmeris are a fashion concious people.
* Taj Mahal: The Taj Mahal in Agra is worth all the hype. I especially enjoyed the resonating sound made by passing air inside the main building.
* Pushkar: Pushkar is really a quiet place surrounded by the desert mountains. A lesson to learn from Pushkar is that they have built a system of providing drinking water at various points.
* Right now I’m in Dharmashala. Will meditate if got an opportunity, otherwise will move further.
* After travelling this much, I’ve sensed that India takes security issues very seriously. So to undertand India, you must understand it’s security concerns. And that’s understandable. I’ve also sensed that security people are a bit concerned over my motive of travelling. They need not. India has been my second home since my childhood.
* Some people are wondering why I’m travelling like this. Guys, I’m not only travelling, I’m also becoming a travel expert on India. And that could be my next profession.
* A Note: May be I won’t blog for a long time. As I’ve said earlier, thinking interferes with meditation. So, please visit at your own risk. 😉