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Travel Blogs from Khajjiar
... Temple and the Dali Lama's compound.
We went on some walks and John was able to do a couple of hikes high up above the town (I caught a cold so resorted to napping in the afternoons). Another good feature of the town was some different food. We ate many Tibetan momos (vegetable or meat dumplings - steamed or fried) and a thick noodle soup called thukpa, as well as carrot cake and John's favourite fresh granola with fruit and curd.
One evening as ...
... incredible. Over the centuries all religions have become muddled. The Buddha said, "don't worship me!" and yet look at the amount of people who think of Buddha as a god. He was an ordinary guy (well besides being a prince). I sortof mentioned this when writing about the Dalai Lama and his 3 day lectures hidden inside the promise of an initiation. Faith is not enough, it should be logical, and you should come to this conclusion ...
... tools for living
a balanced and happy life. On the last day we were finaly allowed to
talk and therefore get to know the other students. It was a brilliant
example of how one should never judge a book by its cover. After so
long in the company of strangers it seemed natural to build up an
idea of what people were like only to have ones sub-concious
impressions shattered as soon as they opened their mouths, usually
for the better.
... I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes, sat up with a groan and gave my sleeping beauty of a boyfriend a nudge. He groaned, opened one eye and then quickly closed it again. "Come on, Babe," I said. "His Holiness awaits." Barely awake, we pulled on clothes, brushed our teeth, made ourselves at least somewhat presentable and grabbed our umbrellas.
The morning was gray and drizzly, but once we climbed the never-ending stairway up ...
... fruits and vegetables in the supermarket, except instead of a bowl there was a scarf that they sat in. Indira, the teacher recorded the weights. She has a lot of responsibility for the children, which includes tasks that a doctor would normally take care of. Indira keeps a record of the children’s weight and height and immunizations. She picks them up from day care and brings them home, she takes care of pregnant mother’s and makes sure ...
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