Maverick means a person who is non conformist and I consider myself a Maverick.
Maverick by Ricardo Semler is a fascinating book about the life of Ricardo Semler, A Brazilian who takes over his company and brings about a change by empowering his employees like no other corporation in the world. I had read this book when I was studying for my first MBA in SIBM, Pune, India (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management). Consider it a must read. Continue reading
“All conditioned things are impermanent. Strive on with diligence ( for your liberation)” Last words of Buddha.
Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sama Sambuddhassa
Kushinagar is one of the most important places for anyone on the path of Enlightenment following footsteps of Buddha. The best way for a backpacker to go to Kushinagar is to take a bus from Gorakhpur. It is in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India and touches Bihar. Remember you can go to Lumbini from Gorakhpur. Kushinagar is a very small place and about 2 hrs by bus from Gorakhpur. This is from my trip which I took sometime back. Continue reading
After we came back from Nalanda, we all ( Fred, Sarah, his mother and myself ) went to MahaBodhi temple to pay our respects. Side Pic the idol inside the temple. Fred’ mother was wearing expensive shoes and we can forgotten to deposit the same in the shoe counter. As we left behind the shoes at the open shoe stand near the temple, I told Fred’s mother not to worry. Nothing is lost from such a holy place and we were right.
Soon Fred left for Varanasi with his family and we exchanged pleasantries. I was so happy to meet such an intelligent person and lovely couple and felt a close connection with his mother. Wishing them a safe journey, I continued my regular visit to MahaBodhi temple. Soon a new guy came in to stay in the dorm. I learnt his name was Cameron and he had come from America looking for peace and spirituality to India.
Venerable Xuanzang” I will rather die going to the west than living in the east”
” A country which knows its true history, is a country which stays together” Nish The Dude
Sometime in 7th Century BC
A monk with oriental features was walking with alacrity through extreme harsh conditions. Calm and serenity on his handsome face beguiling a true grit determination to find the answers he was looking for…a journey of truth which he had undertaken which will take him through Afghanistan, Pakistan to India..The land of Lord Buddha. He had decided to take this impossible journey to find out the true teaching of Lord Buddha and find answer to many questions which still remained unanswered. He was deeply motivated by the travels of the great Chinese monk Faxian and motivated by Emperor of Taizong of Tang Dynasty in China. Continue reading
Nalanda is the First Residential International University which was officially set up in the 5th century although it had been operating for the last 1000 years. Nalanda is near village Bada Gaon and comes on the way to Rajgir. was set up according to Legend by Sariputta, the chief disciple of Lord Buddha around roughly 500 bc. Sariputta belonged to Nalanda and took his nibbana when he left his body here after taking permission from Lord Buddha. Venerable Sariputta’s mother was residing in Nalanda and he had gone to take care of his mother before he took his Nibbana. Continue reading