Car horns screaming, people shouting, buses filled to their max with people on their way to work. A motor bike zips by inches from the side of our bus. It appears like a over crowded developing city resting in a valley between foot hills of the Himalayas. At first thought I wondered how such a hectic place could be home to the most peaceful religion in world. Buddhism, a philosophy of acceptance and serenity. In the midst of all this commotion and disorganization, a single Buddhist monk walks along the street. He embodies an image of devotion and a desire to reach peacefulness. He walks with a sense of focus, able to understand the hectic commotion just feet from him. He has achieved something that many of us strive for, an understanding of one’s self, the ability to make sense of the world around us, and the knowledge of how he fits in the world. In a city where commotion is the norm, the concepts of Buddhism are understood on their deepest level.
23rd of June, 2016