India Travels: My Journey,Meditation and Dedication


As I embarked on this healing journey, I had intentions to deal with my own DUKKHA-the gnawing sense of dissatisfaction and heartbreak in my life-and to free myself from the shackles of fear, anger, sadness, attachment and aversion for my own benefit and the benefit for all sentient beings-and that is the highest aspiration, BODHICHITTA.

And as I travel, I breathe and focus on the journey-and that is the singled pointed concentration, SAMATHA.

And as I journey to see my blogging friends, we open the windows of our five senses and that of our mind.

We hear the babble of water, the roar of engines, the chirping of birds and our inner silence-and that is SOUND

We see the towns and the beaches, the brightness of sun and the darkness of starry nights-and that is SIGHT

We breathe in the aroma of spices in the markets, the fragrance of incense in temples and the stench of exhaust-and that is SMELL

As I journey to see each and every one of you, we hug one another with total happiness and excitement for being able to meet in person for the very first time-and that is TOUCH

As we eat, we taste the texture of Paneer and spiciness of Golgappa, deliciousness of Chapatis and sweet comfort of Chai-and that is TASTE

As I fly from city to city over rivers and mountains, I watch my mental state, emotions and thoughts come and go-and that is MIND

I become aware of sound, sight, smell, touch and taste and bear witness to my wandering mind-and that is insight-VIPASSANA

As I travel, I see that my outer landscapes are ever changing and so are my inner landscapes; my thoughts, as well as my mental and emotional states; they rise and fall and go through cycles-and that is impermanence, ANICCA

The traveller is one with the path, the friends are one with the traveller, we are all part of the journey and the journey becomes a part of us.Β  We travel as one, we share joy and pain and as we do, the sense of our separate impermeable selves erodes and diffuses, and whether we are men or women or Canadian or Indian, we breathe as one and feel as one-and that is no separate self-ANATTA

As I go deeper in my compassionate silence at night, I realize that all the things surrounding me, lack their own independent existence-and that is great emptiness-SUNYATA

As we share our emotions without reservations, we do so with compassion and without judgment toward ourselves and each other-and that is loving-kindness, METTA

And through it all I experience the deep, mystical intuitive wisdom of the heart, not the wisdom of knowledge or trying to figure things out-and that is perfection of wisdom PRAJNA PARAMITA

And so my outer journey through time and space becomes one with my inner journey into the arms of forgiveness and healing heart and the discovery of who I really am-and that is MEDITATION

And underlying this entire journey to India and to myself, is an overwhelming sense of gratitude:Β  to the country of India, to the spiritual healing I came searching for and found and most of all I am grateful for my lifelong friendships with all of you and look forward to many more times being spent together in person-and that is MY JOURNEY, MEDITATION AND DEDICATION TO YOU

I hope to see you again and all my new friends in India soon


Dhanyavaad ❀






49 thoughts on “India Travels: My Journey,Meditation and Dedication

  1. Hahah… Jennifer I’m in love with this post. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 and especially your Hindi. Wow, that guy was so right to call you The daughter of India. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… well, you really deserve this honour Jennifer. The kind of love I can see through your post is commendable.

    But please don’t forget to meet me, when you come back to India. πŸ™‚

    We’ll have soicy food over here. πŸ˜‰
    I’ll get myself free for the entire day for you. πŸ˜€πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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    • Hahaha..thank you so much Sumit I’m glad you like my Hindi πŸ˜‚πŸ˜€ I’m learning one word at a time πŸ˜› Yes next time let’s meet and we can definitely eat spicy food together 😍😍 that will be so much fun πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ Thank you again for your sweet comments Sumit 😊😊

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  2. Oh my dear solo traveller !!India is waiting u n will wait forever.all those knowing n unknowing guys,Bhudhist places,ringing d bell of tamples,maditations n all miracle r waiting u.when u will come here,i will meet u definetly.still now,i have not forgotten u coz ur lovely blog’s posts.eventhough we both have not meet bt i feel as u r my nearet n dearest ur dis post,u have send a beautiful pic of India.a lot of thanks for dt.u r right said-India to Canada,all guys have same feeling bt u r uniqe as solo traveller.m i right dear.

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  3. The treasured collection of ‘This Is India’ series is where we met, Jen, I will never forget our first time interactions there ❀ It felt like I had met you too ❀ The only difference is that I haven't hugged you yet, darling, which I wish to do one day ❀ You know what, I actually showed 'This Is India' to all my cousin sisters recently and they are so awed by you and your compassion for flying all the way from Canada to meet everyone here πŸ™‚ I hope you will come back soon so I get to be blessed by your company as well ❀

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    • Deepika your comments light up my world! ❀ I want to come back to India soon too and you are also at the top of my list for meetups! I can't wait to hug you tight too we are going to have an amazing time together πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for liking all my posts about India and the fact that you shared them with your cousins is such a huge compliment for me ❀ Maybe I will meet them too when I come back πŸ™‚ Please say a big thank you to them for me and I am so glad to know you through WordPress my sweet friend, you are awesome!! πŸ˜€ ❀

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