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... The Buddha’s Birthday and Full Moon, Do I Belong?
This day of the full moon happens to also be the day that many Buddhists recognize as the Buddha’s birthday. Being in a Hindu or Sanatan-Dharma (another term for Hindu that was developed during the Hindu revolution to have a name that wasn’t given by colonizers) ashram and not in a Buddhist community concerned me at first as I tried to find a Buddhist temple to visit. Then I realized ...
... look like they are in some kind of trance.
i decide to join with the clapping because i dont know the song , the atmosphere is really nice here.
than the priest is saying something. and you have the change to light a package , a offer. it is a cup with flowers , food and a candle. but the wind is heavy so i have some problems with lighting it. but one of the priest is helping all the losers who can not light it.
finally it is burning so ...
... our way to the marble steps on the riverbank, mentioned earlier. By this time it was 530 and people started to join us, as several young boys in golden hued draped like outfits began to set up instruments and other items under the protective cover. A few minutes later, four of them turned into 40 and the music began. Songs and chants about various Hindu gods were sung and played on great drums. The small crowd clapped and swayed along to the beat. As we neared 7pm the ...
4Th may 2012 2:00am
Start writing on Friday Morning at shift end. tomorrow in dead morning we are (Anchal, Sunny and Me ) leaving for Rishikesh. We could have been 5 but at last we 3 are done for dun dana dun in Rishikesh.
Remaining part will be written as this trip start shaping up.
5th May 2012 01:58am
We are all set for our Rock-In Rishikesh Trip ..we 3, ARS , ready to grab all the fun ahead... ...
... We are getting used to India being a land of contrasts and it really smacks us in the face here, we spin prayer wheels along with monks who are walking along praying then 2 seconds later walk into an Italian restaurant with a Hollywood movie playing on a huge TV and order pizza then apple pie.
During our time the temperature rarely climbed much above about 10 degrees and the extra blankets we were provided with at night and the warm trekking clothes we bought ...