India, Foothills of the Himalayas, First part
Spiritual journey in North India, in the eighties, looking for Advaita vada
I invite you at Almora, in the footsteps of Adi Shankara.
Charming village in the foothills of the Himalayas,
Almora is at the crossroads of many ancient pilgrimages:
We will follow one together, in a minute.
In fact, all this journey is a pilgrimage,
A return to spiritual sources,
Those of Advaita Vadanta.
We will contemplate its wonders,
Even at the monsoon !
Let us begin with clouds:
Will receive the crown
And our neck the scarf!
Let us be overcome by this sea
Who submerges our mind.
Above all, let's avoid the drug trap:
Artificial paradises are hell!
They destroy our spiritual energy
And make us slaves ...
Let's follow Master Shankara,
And learn mastering the mental tiger.
Sat Tal 1
Then take the pilgrim's staff;
Sat Tal 2
The road leads us to Sat Tal:
Sat Tal 3
Seven emerald lakes encased in greenery
Sat Tal 4
Seven wonders to contemplate
Sat Tal 5
To forget the world
Sat Tal 6
And prepare ourselves for the aim of the pilgrimage.
Sat Tal 10
But already, we have to go ahead,
Sat Tal 11
To dive back into life
Sat Tal 12
And take the road again ...
And here we are
At the Jageshwar temples
124 wonders from the 7th to the 12th centuries!
Here we are at the goal of this pilgrimage:
Let's go into Shiva's house,
He has been waiting for us for millennia.
And He prepared the doors
That we must pass one by one
To reach Moksha, Deliverance.
These doors are those of Knowing
And every one can not cross them:
Some will remain closed forever
For those who do not have the key
Gived by Adi Shankara:
Between jivâtma and Âtma.