Dies ist der FriedensPilger-Blog
This is the peace pilgrimage blog

8 years

8 YEARS!!!!!! Today
Steppps Peace Walk 🌎👣🌏❤🌍

I walked until now to Bodhgaya, Buddha’s place of Enlightenment – and 70 km further northeast to Rajgir, where Buddha meditated in different caves. Now there is a beautiful Peace stupa build.

Around 21.500km are walked. 2.500km are still to come until Yangoon in Myanmar.

Now I face another obstacle. The lockdown!!! The Visa was running out and the prolonging ended up in an ‚Exit Visa‘. For around mid May. Solutions and alternates are happy to receive me. Where to go? Nepal is also in lockdown. Otherwise a flight back to Germany and a summer stay there…????. until the situation normalises. Let’s still hope for a good solution. I would love to stay in India.
If the Visa problem can be solved, I have already a nice place to stay. The Vipassana center in Shravasti. Here Buddha thaught 25 monsoon retreats.

In case of coming back to Germany I love to continue my peace work, in the moment by lots of meditations and….???….. Univers knows… There is a heart wish to continue living from donations…..

In one year the Peace walk shall be officially be finished. After that I wish to the stay in the area where I walked to – one, two years…

Love peace and happiness around this beautiful world 🌍❤🌏👣🌎 and all of you.
Thomas

Corona thoughts V

This virus is clever

It shows us

There are no borders

But

Nations now protect there borders and even close them

When do we understand

We are living on one planet

There are no borders

One human race

Humans, animals, plants and minerals 

We have to share the place – in harmony

Corona thoughts IV

This virus is clever

It does not effect the kids. They carry it, but mostly have no symptoms.

It effects the grown ups.

The ones who are responsible for the world we live in now.

It effects the western rich country’s most.

The country’s who have polluted the world most.

The country’s who are responsible for an unfair world – let’s think of a unfair money system for example…..

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Do you agree?

Corona thoughts III

This virus is clever

It brings all the earth to a ’stop‘

The human world gets shaken.

Human gets shaken.

People who are not prepared are getting softened by staying at home allone. Immediate unexpected retreat.

A ‚healthy shock‘ to think about, what we have done to the world, to us.

 

 

 

 

Corona thoughts II

This Virus is transmitted to human kind through the animal kingdom

Do we understand the message?

Is this a cry out from the animal kingdom?

We have taken lots of the living areas of animals.

We have cut forests.

Polluted the elements.

Put animals in animal konzentration camps to make buisiness with them and eat them.

All this animal’s can’t speak. Do you hear them now?

Corona thoughts I

This Virus ja very clever

It comes to the lungs of human kind

To let the human race feel, how it is, when you can’t breathe anymore

Out of danger and fear the humans react

And stop all there usual behaviours

And suddenly Mother Earth can breathe again

31.3.2020

For my birthday today I like to send Happiness around the world. May all beings be happy!!!!

What’s about hugging a tree today. It’s always a blessing.

I myself just completed a 30 day Vipassana meditation retreat in Shravasti in northern India, where Buddha himself taught during 25 rain season retreats. Also we are not allowed to go out here. So we just do another retreat with the whole group.

While being in a personal little catastrophic situation through ‚911‘ and the earthquake/Fukushima/Japan in 2011, I am now in a great positiv transformation process during Corona happenings…. parallel to the world? I believe so!!!

Positive vibrations
Loving kindness
Thomas

The big hug III

From Bodhgaya the direction is now northeast – towards Sikkim.

Because of a little injury I had to wear my fancy expensiv barefoot shoes, but they produced some severe blisters at my hills…. so I will give them away. Leftover are only now my slippers, already once repaired and my ’nange paw‘ barefoot feet.

From tomorrow on the way is towards Rajgir, Nalanda to Bihar Sharif.

All March I will sit a 30 day Vipassana retreat in Shravasti. Beginning of April some days afterglow of the retreat in Shravasti, where Buddha led 25 monsoon retreats. Some days in Lumbini/Nepal to renew my Visa and hand over some more money for Varuns school. Finally coming back to the path….

Towards Bodhgaya

Bihar. In this Indian state everything is a bit different. First I am  walking along the highway, which is very taff.

From Sasaram on I have a Chinese companion, Xi. After such a long time it is really nice to walk in company. After crossing the river at Dehri we were lucky to turn away from the dusty highway, following smaller roads. But some challenges arrived.
People in this area are friendly, welcoming and curious what we are doing, even the conversation is often very limited because of language barriers. An hour before sunrise something is changing in there expression. They become a little bit anxious and sceptical. So it was a bit hard to find a place to stay at night – also because of fear of chinese coronavirus. Two times we were kicked out after being invited. Once the police was called, infact they only told our hosts to take care of us. In one case, after Xi left again, people of Guraru friendly escorted me to the police station. I got bed and mosquito net there.
One night, after kicked out again, we accepted a place and slept with 6 grown up men in 3 beds in a small room in very poor condition.

Coming towards Bodhgaya the weather changed because of season and because of entering a different climate zone. Vegetation went to more palms, but not only because of climate area. People cut down the other trees because it’s easier fire wood.

Bodhgaya is a special place because of Buddhas enlightenment. It’s exciting to be at this historic places.

On Buddha’s foot steppps

After Buddha became enlightend he walked from Bodhgaya 230km west to Varanasi/Sarnath. Only then he offered his first teaching to 5 followers.

I feel honered to be able to walk that path now in opposite direction. What a special event this is, for the steppps peace walk.

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It reminds me also to the times Israel/Palestine, when I suddenly saw the places where Jesus lived and walked….

Gratefulness

Thomas