Enrich your Dharamsala Travel..Taj of Compassion-Siddartha Buddha !
Travel to India, in the Dalai Lama's town, Dharamsala which is today a center of Neo-Buddhism, the seat of the highest Buddhist faith!
We will introduce you to 'Buddha' the founder of Buddhism, icon of Meditation..a life style symbol of the Middle Path & Contentment and Father of Ahimsa..Non-Violence! This we hope will guide you throughout your visit here and add to your personal growth.
Dharamsala Travel to Life of Buddha in India
Prince Siddartha was born in Lumbini in the foothills of the Himalayas in what is now, Nepal), to the Kshatriya caste of warrior-aristocrats. He was the heir to the position of "prince" of the Shakya clan's village of Kapilvastu.
Siddharta married and had a son: Rahula. There were three main incidents which affected and questioned his soul immensely. He saw a diseased person, an old man and a dead body. In search of permanent salvation and joy , at age 29, around 534 BC, Siddharta abandoned his inheritance and palace and began living an ascetic life wandering from place to place.
After six years, around 528 BC, he found that the severe practices did not lead to greater understanding,and concentrated on meditation and the "middle path" (a practice of non-extremism). This enlightenment of the Mind and Freedom of the Soul came to him in Gaya under a Bodhi tree. This enlightenment is called a state of "Bodhi," and hence the name "Buddha," or "Enlightened One."
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Starting from Sarnath - Varanasi where he gave His first sermon, the remaining 45 years of his life, he traveled the Gangetic Plain of central India teaching his meditation practice to all. He founded the community of Buddhist monks and nuns (the 'Sangha'), to continue the teachings after his death.
After intermittent illness, the Buddha died at Kusinara (now Kusinagar, India) at the age of 80. His last meal was 'sukara-maddava' which he had received as an offering from a smith. The correct translation of this term is unknown; 'sukara maddava' apparently means something like a "delicacy". Sukara-maddava may mean "mushrooms or tubers enjoyed by pigs". Vegetarianism is for Buddhists an ideal rather than a mandate, and monks and nuns in particular are allowed to accept all offerings of food made to them (unless they know an animal has been killed especially to feed them).
Your Dharamsala Travel to India will be a journey of 'Self Realisation'..a permanent joy in your life. Remember Buddha's last words in the town of Dalai Lama : "Subject to change are all things. Strive on with diligence."
Travel with the purpose of growth !
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The Gesture of Turning the Wheel of Dharma in Dharamshala
The thumb and index finger of the right hand stand for wisdom and method. The other three raised fingers symbolize the teaching of the Buddhist doctrine. The position of the left hand symbolizes those who follow the path of Enlightenment.
The Gesture of Pressing the Earth
The right hand gestures pressing the earth. The position of the left hand symbolizes meditation. Together, they stand for the Buddha's Energy for overcoming obstacles in the path of 'Dharma'.
The Gesture of Meditation
The union of the two thumbs in this gesture is of auspicious significance for the future development of the Mind of Enlightenment(Bodhichitta).
The Gesture Supreme Accomplishment and Meditation
The gesture of the right hand symbolizes bestowal of supreme accomplishment.The left hand symbolizes meditation. Together, they stand for the Buddha's power to bless supreme and supreme accomplishments to all those who follow His Path.
The Gesture of Turning the Wheel of Dharma and Meditation
The gesture of the right hand stands for turning the wheel of Dharma, while that of the left hand symbolizes meditation. The union of both symbolizes the teaching the Dharma while in meditation.
Discover on your Dharamsala Travel a new found energy, higher strength of tolerance and better understanding of Human Spirit & Survival!
"Hello! Iam finally back in Kansas City right in the middle of North America. Although Iam enjoying getting back into the swing of things here, I miss Dharamsala very much. My too short trip there, left such a great impression that can only be surpassed by another longer trip. I have never slept better and Vidya Niwas is one of the most relaxing place I have been. I feel very grateful for a very enjoyable stay and miss the good food. Every moment was 'special'!
David & Charles Meers, Kansas City, USA - March, 2005.
Dharamshala Travel will no doubt bring Peace and Happiness in your life..
I promise to remember:
"In penance all those I have hurt! In prime affection all those who are dear! In prayer all those who come to my land and home!! ...Sangeeta Gurung
**Remember not just Buddha's Teachings..but follow and practise them in your Sacred Travel to Dharamsala !!
**Journey to discover the divine in you..Travel to Dharamsala leads to your personal growth and peace. !"
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Drink your cup of wisdom and enlighten your soul in your journey to India..!