Tuesday, October 16, 2007


We are continuing our way down from the Everest Base Camp to Lukla. And now that we are below the tree line, we can enjoy the beauties of the mountains mixed with the local culture. And here in the Himalaya, both in Nepal and in Tibet, has a lot of ties to the Buddhist religion. Strange religion. A religion without any war in its history. A religion which is more a philosophy than a religion. A religion which doesn't even have a G-d. A religion that I am slowly starting to learn and to love. Something that I really love is the simplicity of the Buddhist architecture and symbolism. These for examples are prayer flags. They put them in places where the wind blows, so the wind itself can carry the prayer everywhere and to everybody ...Or the amazing mani rocks, where the mantra "oh mani padme hum" ritmic and ripetitive prayer is painted again and again and again ...Or the wonderful Buddha face painted on the stupas. I love these faces with 3 eyes. The 2 yeas and the wisdom eye ...Or the gompas, the Buddhist monasteries, where the people, the colors, the wonderful mountains surrounding are really giving you an inner peace ...... it is really a shame that we had so little time to really understand all these wonderful places and the real meaning of these religious places. Because this trip, like all the others that I did was really a trip to allow me to better know myself. And the Buddhism is a great religion to understand who we really are and what we really want from our life ...

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