ABOUT PASSIONATE TRAVELLERS.


The traveler sees what he sees.  The tourist sees what he has come to see.  ~G.K. Chesterton

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe”……Anatole France

THEY SAY -A PICTURE SPEAKS MORE THAN WORDS.

“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” – Freya Stark

IN MY PERSONAL BLOG ON TRAVEL I  WILL TRY MY BEST TO REFRAIN FROM DOING THE COPY AND PASTE JOB AND USE PICTURES AND A FEW TIPS AND INPUTS FROM MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE DURING THIS FASCINATING TRAVEL JOURNEY.IF YOU SCROLL ACROSS MY PICTURES THAT I HAVE UPLOADED YOU WILL GET HIGHLIGHTED INFORMATION REGARDING THE PICTURE. 🙂

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

 

Are we practicing what we blog?

GURU NANAK

It is so easy to type a spiritual blog.

Just think of something and use our language skill. Between 10-30 minutes we have a blog. In another five minutes, our thoughts are global. Many people are taking it seriously. They are spending time. Many actually change. We get comments. We feel elated with the praise showered on us. The positive feedback seems to give us a halo (the one behind Buddha). Sometimes the blog written by us attracts thousands of readers. Sometimes it makes it to the print edition of “The speaking Tree.”

Congratulations! We are a gyani! We are the knowers. The seers. Everyone thinks what we write is so profound, so sincere.

But then are we happy like the seers used to be? Do we have the peace of a gyani? Do we have the patience of a saint?

If yes, then we are like Guru Nanak who preached what he practiced. If not, then we are charlatans. We need to mean what we write. Otherwise from a spiritual writing, it just becomes a literary piece. If it is so, it should have a disclaimer: We are writing just for writing’s sake. Please don’t take us seriously!

So why was Guru Nanak so different?

There is a story about a woman who brought her child to him.

“Please tell him to stop eating sugar,” she pleaded Nanak. “He takes so much of sugar that he has boils all over his body. Yet he doesn’t leave his bad habit.”

“Please come after a week,’ Nanak told the woman.

When the woman turned up after a week, Guru Nanak told her to come after another week.

This happened for four weeks.

On the fourth week, Guru Nanak turned to the boy and said: “Stop eating sugar, it is not good for you.”

The boy said he wont and bowed his head.

The woman was surprised. She could not contain her curiosity and asked, “Why did you take 4 weeks to say such a simple thing?”

Guru Nanak smiled. I could not say it to him because I too have a sweet tongue. When I indulged in sugar, what right had I to tell the boy to abandon his habit. For three weeks I tried hard to get rid of my habit. Only last week did I succeed….”

This goes to show why true saints are effective. Because they practice what they preach.

Sitting on the chair and just doing a cut paste job of spirituality is easy but will not bring in the change that this community and we desire. It would be great to also practice what we write. Or stop writing. Or write very little. Then your blogs will be powerful and create the change you want to see: first in you and then in others.

All the best to “The Speaking Tree” writers.

courtesy:

http://www.speakingtree.in/spiritual-blogs/seekers/pilgrimage/Are-we-practicing-what-we-blog#

46 Comments

46 thoughts on “ABOUT PASSIONATE TRAVELLERS.

  1. hi!thanks for all your recent likes on my blog. Nice to see you around again. I’ve been on a blogging “retreat” for a while, but hope to get back to it soon.
    with much love light and JOY 🙂

    • i too have not been keeping good health due to which my blogging has taken a back seat. however today noon while i was alone i went through all your nov 2012 journals of rishikesh and it filled me up with warmth and energy. thats the positive effect of your blog on me.

      • my great pleasure. IT is because of comments like this that I continue blogging at all. It is my privilege and honor to be able to serve others in even some small way. I pray for your good health and full energy
        with love light and JOY

    • i esp loved the vdo of the rishikesh waterfall/ stream with your fb friend. and also the motor cycle ride on ram jhula– that was hillarious how u managed to balance and vdo tape both at the same time– ur paneer paranthas looked awesome. also the jam and butter toast with taht glass of milk looked divine jane

      • hmmmm….you’ve reminded me of so many lovely moments….will have to go and spend some time myself on my blog!! thanks!! 🙂

      • don’t know exactly what you are looking for but my first visit to rishikesh was in 2007 and I think it is on my older blog, not this one. I will check it out myself and see if I can find what you are looking for. Will be interesting for me as well! 🙂 wish me luck!

  2. Hello,
    Happy New Year to you. May 2013 bring more love, happiness, and success to you. 🙂
    My subscription went messed up, so now I am resubscribing. Take care and blessings to you..

    Subhan Zein

      • Hi Priyanka, Thank you for that. You are one generous soul 🙂

        To be honest, I am now catching up with comments and stuff, because I have been very much preoccupied with studies last year. Now I have much more free time that I can devote to blogging, so you can expect at least one post (a story or a poem) from me every week. I will post one on Thursday, in fact. Hopefully one post every week will suffice at this stage.

        In the meantime, take care, and blessings to you.. 🙂

        Subhan Zein

  3. I completely agree with Ravie and loved Guru Nanak’s powerful lesson! Ye the key lies in ‘Anubhav’ or Experience. However we are infinitely small beings and far from ever being Gurus in this lifetime 🙂 Yet if we spread good thoughts and powerful messages of enlightened people it may inspire lesser mortals and create a positive climate. Take infinite care not to get swept away by peoples accolades – so declare the name of the originator if it is known.

    Lets live life less serious and spread the joy!
    Cheers,
    Dilip

  4. I love the story about Guru Nanak! Yes, we need to mean what we write, and live what we write. Or else it is hollow, and it will have no power, or a false power. To be authentic means a lot to me. Bless xx

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