In the Steps of the Buddha

Arriving in Bodh Gaya we come to the place where the Sidhartha Gautama became the Buddha (the enlightened one). I have many, many thoughts, and no thoughts as well. Just experiences.

Like me, many pause at these footprints of the Buddha, carved in stone, to bless themselves with the water collected in them. I am a Christian, this girl is Hindhu. Neither of us is a Buddhist, but we are both pilgrims in this place, searching.

In another traditional gesture of piety, a pilgrim touches the top of his head to the place where the Buddha's feet rested during his walking meditation after his enlightenment.


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