I had this saved to send for a couple of months. I know it is very late,
so it is okay if you don't put it on the web page but I still wanted to share
it with you.
I have contemplated what I could say to express my own
experience in India.
Then I have considered how much of my experience would be relevant to someone
who has not yet been there. What I have realized is, that aside from the
knowledge that someone could gain from visitor guides, other students’
experiences and Professor Lochtefeld, what I have to add is slight. Like any
experience that is powerful enough to alter someone’s world view, my experience
and yours would be as different as the lens we choose to view India through.
It has all of the qualities of anything else in the world, but for one who has
never been, it is like nothing else in the world. None of my words could do my
own experience justice so I have given up trying to make them.
The greatest things I gained from my own experience in India, is a better
acceptance of those who do not live as I live. Along with this would be a
greater love for them and a deeper appreciation and expansion of my own
spiritual beliefs. I also realized how certain I am that I do not know what
justice is, but I do know that peace very certainly exists in this world. In
this regard, India has become a part of me in so much as the part of the truth
that I took from India, affect my thoughts, actions and interactions with other
people in my life every single day.