In this busy and hustle bustle world, we need to recharge ourselves time to time. Yes, we need to recharge our mind along with our body. However, it’s harder to recharge your mind than body. Healthy eating, good bank balance, and expensive apartment are not enough to recharge your body, mind, and spirit. We recharge our body every day with good food. Likewise, we should recharge our mind and spirit every day. Exploring new place is a good way to recharge your mind and spirit. Healthy foods help recharge our body and give us much needed energy. Good thoughts help recharge our mind and spirit which give us much needed spiritual energy.
According to Dalai Lama, who tirelessly preaches inner peace, as often as possible, we must go someplace we’ve never been before. We must experience new places and new things. We might find ourselves with someone or somewhere that makes us much happier than our previous circumstance. The Earth is so vast with unique and beautiful places; we have to go explore them. Most important thing, we need to choose proper place to explore to recharge our body, mind and spirit so we can go into your next chapter relaxed, renewed and ready to make it our best one yet.
‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’, a self-help book written by Robin Sharma, also conveys the same message that one should also live his life freely in spite of working all day. This book tells the extraordinary story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life, and the subsequent wisdom that he gains on a life-changing odyssey that enables him to create a life of passion, purpose, and peace. The book takes the form of a fable about Julian Mantle, a high-profile attorney with a crazy schedule and a set of priorities that center around money, power and prestige. But when Mantle has a heart attack, he drops out of the game and disappears. He sells all his possessions and goes to the Himalayas to seek a more meaningful existence. When he comes back, he’s a changed man. Really, it’s as if he’s a completely different person. He’s learned from some mythical Himalayan gurus who give him mystical and yet practical advice, which he shares with his former associate. The story of Mantle matches Dalai Lama’s rule for the living because Mantle recharges himself exploring new place around the Himalayas.
Rajan Thapaliya, a New York-based emerging self-help Nepali-American writer, always talks about recharge of the soul, mind, and spirit. His new book ‘Be Ready’ talks and encourages being ready to explore new things and new opportunities. We always have to be ready for anything at any time according to him. Right now, be ready to recharge your mind exploring a new place.
Long Life Prayer. Photo: Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery
If you are ready to go to explore a beautiful place and recharge your mind, Himalayan country Nepal is the best place to start. Near Kathmandu valley, NamoBudhha is one of the proper places of peace and power to recharge your mind and soul. NamoBuddha is one of the most important pilgrimage sites south of the Himalayas, as well as being one of the holiest Buddhist sites in the world. NamoBuddha marks the site where a young prince encountered a tigress close to starvation and unable to feed her own cubs. Overcome with compassion, the prince allowed the tigress to consume him and thereby feed her cubs. Read Full Story About “Tigress Body Generosity”
A small shrine a few minutes walk uphill from the stupa contains statues of the prince together with the tigress and her cubs. Photo: Sudhan Panthi
Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, Namo Buddha Meditation, and Education Centre, explains NamoBuddha as one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal. The pilgrimage site of NamoBuddha is about forty kilometers from the Boudhanath Stupa. Located on slightly elevated land, it is a pleasant and out-of-the-way place. The landscape below resembles an eight-petal lotus, and the sky above has the form of a wheel with nine spokes. In this wide panorama, some mountains glisten white like a conch shell or a crystal. On other mountains, the groves of trees seem to gleam with emerald and turquoise jewels. In the summertime, southern winds bring coolness; in wintertime, the warm, gentle sun is like the clear and radiant face of youth. The flowers bloom bright and multicolored. In the blue vault of the sky, clouds gently gather and turn all shades of red at daybreak; they are beautiful in wondrous hues that fill space with their canopies and banners. Like a heap of white silk scarves, mists drift slowly from place to place. From the clouds, the drums of thunder resonate; lightning flashes like a slim dancer’s quick movement; and fine showers fall in brightness. In sum, all the harmonious conditions needed to practice Samadhi are present at this sacred site. Merely coming here inspires one’s faith; renunciation and weariness with samsara naturally arise. In the supreme place of a solitary mountain retreat, any activity is virtuous. In brief, NamoBuddha is a place of pilgrimage highly esteemed by people from all over the world, East and West.
On the other side of the hill stands the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse monastery constructed in 1976. Photo: Sudhan Panthi