Question: What are the benefits of going on a pilgrimage?
Answer: From Wikipedia:
“A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person’s beliefs and faith, although sometimes it can be a metaphorical journey into someone’s own beliefs.”
Obviously all faith systems, spiritual teaching have their own interpretation of what this means.
But we can look at our whole life as a “pilgrimage”, a purposeful, spiritual journey in order to find the overall meaning of life, to search, reveal and finally fulfill our unique Human purpose, role in the Natural system of reality.
So everything depends on how practical, “down to Earth” we want to be, how much we want to put into actual practice what others might “simply” believe in, practice in potential.
Those who truly want to find their purpose, why they were born and why we are called “Human” will look at everything as purposeful, as “props” in a giant educational system which can lead us to this goal.
And the road towards that goal leads us through learning what true, selfless, unconditional love and service of others means, as only through such “Godly”, Natural qualities can we achieve similarity with Nature’s perfect system.
Then through the acquired similarity we can unveil the fundamental evolutionary plan and our own, unique Human role in it.