Visiting holy sites
Parent topic: Devotional practice
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On Pilgrimage and Tudong, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Apr. 25, 2015

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1. “You showed pictures of the statue at Bodh Gaya. It seems like the Bodhi Tree is more important. Does the statue have no historical importance?” Answered by Ajahn Karuṇadhammo, Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Jotipālo. [Bodhi Tree] [Buddha images] [Visiting holy sites] // [Devotional practice] [History/Early Buddhism] [History/Indian Buddhism] [Symbolism]


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3. “Did pilgrimage continue during the time Buddhism was dormant or nonexistent in India?” [History/Indian Buddhism] [Visiting holy sites] // [History/Mahāyāna Buddhism]

Comment: It seems like the memory would have continued in Sri Lanka. [History/Sri Lankan Buddhism]

Response by Ajahn Karuṇadhammo.


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4. “What is considered pilgrimage in the modern world? Going by train or bus?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Karuṇadhammo. [Technology] [Travel] [Visiting holy sites] // [History/Thai Buddhism] [Ajahn Jayasaro] [Generosity] [Pace of life]


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5. “I would love to go to Thailand with my dad some time, but I don't know how to do it.” [Culture/Thailand] [Visiting holy sites]


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6. “Do you plan to lead any trips on pilgrimage?” [Ajahn Pasanno] [Visiting holy sites] // [Sickness]


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7. “What is the mileage from Lumbini to Bodh Gaya?” Answered by Ajahn Karuṇadhammo and Ajahn Jotipālo. [Visiting holy sites]

Quote: “One mile in India does not equal a mile in America.” — Ajahn Karuṇadhammo [Culture/India]

Reference: Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott.


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8. “Is it possible to travel in India by bicycle?” [Culture/India] [Travel] [Visiting holy sites]

Story: Ajahn Tiradhammo bicycled around India as a layperson. [Ajahn Tiradhammo]


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9. Comment: I was inspired by a picture of the Buddha's walking path. [Buddha] [Posture/Walking] [Faith] [Visiting holy sites]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno.