I say, “Float with the Time, you cannot reach for the same”. I used to be philosophical every time and that bores people. 🙂 I know, it is like people listening to principal’s speech in an assembly but then i am not that boring speaker, i got a magic to wear a smile. 🙂
Sometimes do you ask yourself, what makes you happy? Some might like hiking up, some might go for swimming, etc, the passion and hobbies differ to each one of us. It was in June,2019 when i suddenly planned for Hike to BUMDRA, Paro. It is located 3800 mtrs above sea level. We were 11 of us and i always go with numbers. I believe numbers, it sounds just like an orthodox but i am not that super-superstitious. Haha 🙂
I would recommend the readers and as well hikers to visit such for religion, cultural tour, explore nature and rejuvenate your feelings after tiring work-life. My visit was for exploring mother earth, religion and re-hearing ancient stories of Sky Burials.
There was a story connected to Guru Padmasambava( A Lotus born), who visited Bhutan during 8th Century. The narrator, a monk of Bumdra Nye narrates as follow:
“During the time, when Guru Padmasambava left Khandro Yeshey Tsogyal- The Sky Dancer, for her meditation. After completion of her meditations and necessary, Guru visited her to check how well she did. Khandro Tsogyal with her own in-built wisdom and knowledge on telephaty and intuition, she knew Guru would ask her for the result of her meditation. Therefore, she manifested into 100,000(One Hundred Thousand) dakinis, where Guru knew it is her trick. Next Guru asked her, “If you can create 100,000 dakinis, you must make me believe about your meditation. Then she left 100,000 footprints of each dakinis on the rock. After that footprint the name of BUMDRA was created. BUM- it means 100,000 and DRA- means the cliff.” You can see the footprints on the rock even today.
If you visit BUMDRA, it will take you with 3 hrs up-hike till the monastery and if you go up to SKY Burial, it will take extra 2 hrs to reach up to the top. There are 3 Sky Burial, if you like to go further. This sounds “WHAT’S IT?”.
In an ancient times, our great- grand parents used to believe that after our soul and body depart, if body is taken up to mountain for Sky Burial, the vultures( which is known for some spiritual figure) will eat our body. The vultures will only eat the body who belongs to upper caste. The vultures go with caste, doesn’t it sound unkind? I do find such differentiation!!! In such cases, i wonder why castes are differentiated and how do they know such. Isn’t it something to wonder???
Exploring new places makes my heart happy and fall in love with ancient theories, cultures and preservation. It also carries the hidden stories, history and it gives an opportunities to keep alive through STORY TELLING sessions with kids, youths and for tourism.
My message here for anyone whoever steps to read, “Explore your Heart with what you love to do” .
🙂 Xoxo Dasa ❤
Pic 1: The 3 Sky Burial Mountain Top, Pic 2: Bumdra Nye