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Old 12-30-2005, 01:46 PM   #16
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I travel to see my spiritual Master all the time but it's never about the place.

There is a place in India I'd like to visit sometime, though.
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A further question to all:

I found places where God has physically been to be very powerful; does visiting the place then become an act of worship?
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:14 PM   #18
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I found places where God has physically been to be very powerful; does visiting the place then become an act of worship?
Do you mean places where, for example, Jesus walked?

I can look out the window and see His power and majesty in His creation.
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I travel to see my spiritual Master all the time but it's never about the place.

There is a place in India I'd like to visit sometime, though.
Who is your spiritual master, and which place is that?
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Do you mean places where, for example, Jesus walked?

I can look out the window and see His power and majesty in His creation.
Yes to both.
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:54 PM   #21
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Who is your spiritual master, and which place is that?
Eh, I really don't want to go there in this forum. It's too sacred to me and people are too judgmental (not you). I'll only discuss it privately with people who are sincerely seeking something spiritually beyond what they've found thus far.

The place in India is an ashram where many past Masters and disciples of the teachings I follow have lived since the late 1800s. We have nothing like it in America and though my teacher isn't Indian, the teachings are the same and I think it would be an incredible place to visit--especially since it's still an active ashram with a living master and thousands and thousands of devotees live there.

I agree with martha. The energy of these places can be very powerful and if they raise your consciousness (sometimes permanently) I do think it can be a form of worship.
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I bet there is atleast one Muslim on board who has pilgrimmed to Mecca
How did you know? I am a Muslim. I haven't been yet, but my parents are there right now, as I am writing.

Hopefully one day.
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Since I'm only 21 and my family never travels, I haven't really had the opportunity to try a religious pilgrimage.

However, swimming in Lake Victoria sure felt like one! It's the worst I've ever felt and the best I've ever felt - the worst b/c I was so sick for two weeks from whatever I caught and completely exhausted from the heat and lack of edible foods, but the best b/c the water was 80 degrees, the sun was shining, the beach was clean, kids were playing on their way home from school, local people were fishing with their nets...it never felt so good to be so far from home.

This isn't really a pilgrimage, but a few months ago, our air compressor in our computer shop at work broke. Another collegue was showing me the room where the air pipe originates, so we could check for a leak. The room was upstairs in the college library, where they store a bunch of old cool books. We were kinda joking around until we got to the room and the guy said "don't touch ANYTHING". At that time I didn't know what was in the room, but it was full of old Bibles. I stopped right in front of one from the mid-1500s. It was probably one of John Calvin's own Bibles, since our college is named after him and we're from a Calvinist denomination. I just stood there frozen in front of that book; I was afraid to breathe on it. It was so creepy and cool at the same time.
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How did you know? I am a Muslim. I haven't been yet, but my parents are there right now, as I am writing.

Hopefully one day.
Hi and welcome here. Hope you enjoy the board.

Being a cranky and not religious person the whole pilgrimage thing kind of escapes me. However, I always hear about pilgrimages to Mecca and am interested in the whys and wherefores. So if you're comfortable giving a bit of a primer, I'm interested in hearing it.

Thanks!
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