Traveling opens up new horizons and the way you consider the world. On a recent 2010 trip to India, Bhaskar Pundit visited a variety of Hindu temples, including the Jaggernath Temple, Askshardham Mandir, and the famous Lotus Temple. Seeing the roots of his Hindu faith made him reconsider some of his previous thoughts about the Hindu religion.
Also, traveling is a great way to meet people. Bhaskar Pundit met some of the most influential people in his life while traveling throughout India and the United States. Many of these relationships he has worked hard to maintain over the years. These friends have been a source of religious support and intellectual stimulation.
While traveling, Bhaskar Pundit has been able to challenge himself to do things he didn’t know he was capable of. From speaking to large audiences to hiking world-famous paths and landmarks, traveling has pushed Bhaskar Pundit to his limits. He’s often surprised himself!
Traveling teaches compassion. When you get outside of your comfort zone, and see areas of the world that are different from the West, you really come to realize how fortunate you are – even if you aren’t wealthy by Western standards. If you want to see how the rest of the world lives, don’t read about it; travel.