Chiang Dao, mountains temples and hot spring.

It’s a lot of time that I’m in north of Thailand near Chiang Mai. After Linda went back to China, I went in a farm which I found on Helpx.org a website where you can find volunteer opportunity that don’t require university degree or specializations. In exchange for work they give you food and accommodation for a very good deal. The one I found was 100 bat a day for a lot of food and accommodation.

After one week I started to feel I had to move for a while at least. Based on the Tao calendar, I’m a horse and horses need to move and it’s actually my main characteristic. So with Makoto a Japanese guy grown in Australia I decided to pack my stuff and move 84 km north. Aim a free hot spring a cave and a couple of temples.

The path was easy just some uphills at the end but we arrived around 18.00 because it was the first time for Makoto and he didn’t have a good bicycle. The second day we went to visit a cave whit obviously a temple inside and a pond with very clear water and big catfishes inside considered sacred.

 

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The second temple more interesting is preceded by a stair of 500 steps along the stair signs with buddhist teachings. Here some of those sentences.

 

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I took the rise slow, because I wanted read them all and the day before I had an interesting talk with a nun about the Buddha way of life and I was thinking a lot about it. I compared what the nun told me with my way of life and I found that I’m practically applying those teachings.

What she told me is that to find the happiness Buddha suggests to reduce expectations and live the moment forgetting the past and don’t think about the future. She said that every constriction we add to our life brings suffering. I feel that the buddhists have a broad concept of suffering which involve what in the modern world we wouldn’t call suffering. It’s a complex argument this last so I leave it for an other time. I haven’t been ready to question about the many rules she needs to respect being a nun. Neither I know if I would have asked with the risk to results rude. I questioned her about the fact that traveling is what makes me happy and she said that that is what I have to do. But traveling require at least one aim but it’s not true. Actually a direction is more then enough. This point is at the end the reason why I enjoy this trip in South east Asia more than the one which brought me in China. In this trip in fact I didn’t respect one plan one program. In the first trip I committed my self to some rules and I feel that without that amazing trip could have been more effective in its potentiality. In this trip with all the changes I made, I feel an incredible freedom and I realize that at the end is what I’m looking for since I left the job and even before.

The results of the Buddhist way is a life reduced to the most simply form. A concept I’m working on and I wrote on in this post about Laos. My life is actually pretty simple I work for a while to save money and then travel with less stuff as possible, enjoying the moment thinking as less as possible about the future and even less about the past. When I think about the future, I think about places to visit or experiences to do.

And that’s it after all that thinking I decided to apply the teaching and try to enjoy the moment and the life even more. I went to the open hot spring and realized the number 87 on my list 100 things to do before die.

 

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About waltersupertramp

Sono nato nel 1978 in provincia di Cremona. Nella vita si cambia, ma un aspetto di me non è mai cambiato: la voglia di scoprire cosa si nasconde dietro la prossima curva, dietro la collina, la linea d' alberi, oltre l' orizzonte. Molte sono le motivazioni che mi hanno spinto ad imboccare questa strada. Ma questa mia caratterisca è sicuramente alla base di tutto. Riflettendoci è la caratteristica che più sento mia.