My mind races deep in thought about the Buddha and my dear friend Govinda. The Buddha's words and teachings are unlike any other. It is no surprise to me that Govinda decided to stay with him and learn from the Enlightened one himself. Now I need to ask myself, what was it that I wanted to learn from teachings and teachers? What is it I truly wished to learn? And what is it that I already have learned? Why? Because... I don't know Siddhartha. I am afraid of Siddhartha. I was fleeing from myself. While seeking Brahman, Atman, I was destroying myself. I lost who I was on this path to enlightenment. But no longer. No longer will I try to escape from Siddhartha. No longer will I devote my thoughts to Atman and the world's sorrows. The world is beautiful. Truly beautiful. How deaf and stupid I have been. I may be alone but I am looking forward, not back. No longer towards my home, no longer to my father, no looking back.
- Jajer Phggs - Archaeologist
- I have been a successful and accomplished archaeologist for the last ten years. Recently, my team and I have spent the last three months exploring and excavating the land that Siddhartha, the Buddha, walked across as he tried to find enlightenment. We were hired by National Geographic to find artifacts related to the life of Siddhartha and the people that drastically affected his life. On October 18, 2010 we will present these findings to the Executive Board of the National Geographic Society in the hopes that we will convince them to fund a further field study to document and catalog all of the artifacts.