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Dharamshala to Amritsar

Love and compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion. Dalai Lama X1V We begun our 7 hour journey from Shimla, our longest car ride yet, to our final destination in the North. Daramshala is most famously known as the home of the… Continue reading Dharamshala to Amritsar

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Into the Foothills of the Himalayas

Quiet the mind and the soul will speak. Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati We finally arrived in Rishikesh after a nightmare drive from Delhi, thanks to our taxi driver who was falling asleep at the wheel. I couldn’t wait to lie down and sleep, it was late and my legs were sore from being bunched up… Continue reading Into the Foothills of the Himalayas

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A Test of Trust in Rajasthan

Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment. Eckhart Tolle We arrived in the historical land of forts and palaces, otherwise known as the Pink City, to… Continue reading A Test of Trust in Rajasthan

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The Taj at Dawn

I love this world because it is imperfect. It is imperfect, and that's why it is growing; if it was perfect it would have been dead. Growth is possible only if there is imperfection. I would like you to remember again and again, I am imperfect, the whole universe is imperfect, and to love this… Continue reading The Taj at Dawn

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Beneath the Goan Sun

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy? Mahatma Gandhi We hesitantly left the yoga village to find a taxi to take us North before flying back to Delhi, I… Continue reading Beneath the Goan Sun

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Om Shanti

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by… Continue reading Om Shanti