could be called traveling or touring;
but not quite.
Touring has a selfish shade;
either you tour for
business, promotion or entertainment.
Traveling is broader.
You may travel for almost anything-
adventure, education or socialization-
anything that gains you something in return.
Vicharan rises beyond them both.
It is Spiritual.
It is when you move
not for yourself, but for others;
not to the places of your choice,
but the choice of others;
not at the hour suited to you, but suited to others.
Vicharan is when you forget yourself, and focus on others.
It is when you travel not to gain, but to give.
To give yourself fully. And totally.
© 1999, Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, Swaminarayan Aksharpith