Yogis Free Soap that is kind to the water
Yogis and different spiritualpaths
Our friend Uttrang Kaur Khalsa in her role asPink namaste envoy is out in India, sharing some of the Pink namaste charityfunds and sending us interviews and stories about some of the people and yogisshe is meeting along the way, their practises and inspirations- enjoy followingher on her journeys of discovery. We will be publishing a different articleeach week.
On our travels to feed the roots we visited a place called Bajainath which is a holy town where you can find :
* A famous Hindu temple (that mountain yogis visit from miles around)
* One of the most prolific Buddhist Monasteries in the world named Sherbling which follow the world famous yogi the Milarepa
* A Sikh Gurdwara in the name of Guru Nanak who famously sheltered yogis and helped liberate them by creating a spiritual path for yogis residing in the world along side the people..
In this town there are various Rita Trees planted ( The Indian soap tree).
At some point a yogi planted these soap trees around town to provide free soap nuts for travelling yogis who might not be able to afford to buy soap or natural soapnuts from a shop.
Inspired - I copied their inspiration and donated lots of ritha seeds and Rita soap nuts to the local Ashrams and Gurdwaras.
Yogis today all meditate on the pollution they cause water. In scotland I met Tibetan yogis who like soapwort very much as a europeans alternative to soapnuts for good karma washing.