Friday, March 18, 2016

Traveling Buddies

Dave and I leave for Shikoku tomorrow morning. It's hard to believe that the trip is here already. 

For Dave, i dedicate these few words from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad:

You are what your deep, driving desire is.
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed. 
As your deed is, so is your destiny.

And Dave, nice guy that he is, gave me this from the great, great Katha Upanishad earlier this morning:

The Self is the sun shining in the sky,
The wind blowing in space; he is the fire
At the altar and in the home the guest;
He dwells in human beings, in gods, in truth,
And in the vast firmament; he is the fish
Born in water, the plant growing in the earth,
The river flowing down from the mountain.

These may sound unlelated, but they are, in fact, two sides of the exact same coin.

Dave, the hired tour guide, starts work on Tuesday morning. I'll stick him out of sight in my pack when i, the henro (pilgrim), start walking in Hiwasa on April 12th.

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