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Travel Blogs from Mussoorie
... now (our hotel couldn’t be better; we’ve found some very good restaurants; and the weather can’t be beat), we decided to stay here until Sunday, at which time we plan to move to Rishikesh, a religious town that is popular with western hippies who want to do yoga and discover the meaning of life.
In the late afternoon/early evening, Gregory was feeling well enough for a walk, so we hiked up to a local ruin on the top of a mountain ...
... it is necessary to climb to get there, as well as to the family of monkeys living on the way there. I didn’t want to have to fight with those monkeys every time I came and went from the hotel.
Mussoorie, Tuesday, 26 March 2013
I woke up this morning with joy in my heart and a spring in my step about the prospect of leaving this hotel I’ve been staying in for the past four days. Among other things, it was the cause of my diarrhea ...
... It is about an Indian Punjabi Sikh who grew up in Scotland and took a trip to India to find himself. Among other things, he experienced the difference in manners between India and Britain, making the following observations, which I quote from his book:
“Up ahead I can see a clock that looks broken as I batter my way through the human traffic, head down and insensitive to the needs of others. India makes you like that, and in the time I have ...
... be completely
relaxed and the breath on a cycle of the same amount of time inhaling and
exhaling with no pauses. Yoga is the
preparation for Pranayama- breathing techniques to further connect to the
breath (and rid the mind of thoughts) which leads up to the ultimate –
meditation. My meditation practice has deepened that much more from all the new
information I have received here at the course.
It’s so easy to walk through life experiencing ...
... there for the ceremony, facing out toward a huge statue of Shiva. (Shiva is that aspect of the divine in the Hindu view that corresponds to the Holy Spirit in the Christian view. Except that somehow they incorporate not just a life force, but a destructive force.
The first night I was there, I was impressed with all the chanting and the tapas (little drums played by tapping the steel centre and the leather edges) which kept ...