Nowadays it has become a common sight to see people worried of their life’s happenings and search for pleasure in materials, instead of seeking true happiness. And that’s where Buddha’s teachings kick in as this religion apprises to look for real happiness and eternal contentment. The followers practice inner peace, wisdom and they lead on the path of kindness. At the same time, they abstain from harming others and live life maintaining harmony with the others and working with a goal to share pure and lasting happiness with fellow beings.
What Buddhism teaches?
Buddha says that the only enemy we really have is our own self and that the solutions to all our problems lies within ourselves. However, as Buddha didn’t proclaim himself as God, thus he says that all his teachings must not be followed blindly and the followers must test his precepts themselves. This way the religion allows each person to learn and use the teachings in their own way.
India and Buddhism
India is a land where this religion was introduced by Siddhartha Gautama around 2500 years ago. As Gautama was meditating under Bodhi tree in BodhGaya, he attained enlightenment and all the sacred sites such as Rajgir, Nalanda, Kushinagar, Sravasti, Sarnath, etc, are in India itself. As myriad Buddhist pilgrims are situated in India, numerous of followers head to the country every year with a motive to seek spiritual blessings.
In an attempt to make the voyage to these sacred sites easy and convenient, in 2007, IRCTC introduced MahaParinirvana Train, which allows the devotees to travel to all these sites in 8-day journey. The well-planned itinerary as well as the great luxury has been incessantly winning the hearts of Buddhist devotees since five-year now. The train crosses through several of Buddhist sites in India, including Gautama Buddha’s birthplace, to where he attained enlightenment, as well as where he preached and finally the site where he accomplished Nirvana. After traversing through the prominent Buddhist pilgrim destinations, there would be a visit to renowned monument Taj Mahal, in the city of Agra.
With Ambika Tours, this MahaParinirvana Express Train Tour of ‘8 days/7 nights’ can be booked at such reasonable prices so call today to know more about the tour and book your seats!