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  • I've just finished two years of this journey,

  • and now there are two years left.

  • India, Myanmar, Laos,

  • Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand,

  • Malaysia, Singapore,

  • Indonesia, Bali,

  • Taiwan, China, Japan,

  • and then now I am here. - Korea. -Yeah.

  • When I go to another country

  • I get excited about how people talk to each other.

  • Language is a big deal.

  • But when I'm travelling,

  • how does one learn all these languages?

  • I'm a vegetarian.

  • I'm a vegetarian.

  • 'I'm a vegetarian.'

  • Ah. You're vegetarian.

  • Vegetarian, yes.

  • Mmm.

  • Ah yes, yes.

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  • Pedaling For Peace Episode 9

  • I found that humans,

  • many years back,

  • fought in groups, and would fight with stones.

  • Today we are still fighting in groups.

  • But now we have guns instead of stones.

  • We think we have developed a lot,

  • but that is not development.

  • In 2019, it's Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birthday!

  • Because of this occasion, I thought

  • I should spread Gandhi's thoughts to people and children

  • in every country.

  • Mahatma Gandhi's thoughts about truth, love and compassion

  • how could I spread that

  • around the world using a bicycle?

  • I will travel the world for 4 years,

  • across 75 countries.

  • I carry my clothes, diaries, books,

  • repairing materials.

  • I have the tent, because

  • most of the time, I'm staying outside.

  • And balloons for the children.

  • I told my mum, and she is very angry with me.

  • 'You're a crazy person!'

  • 'You have to study!'

  • But I decide

  • this is a real education.

  • I want to learn more about the world.

  • I want to know about people,

  • how do they live,

  • how do they grow up,

  • how do they face everyday problems.

  • – P, E, A, C, E…

  • I want to find solutions.

  • And this is my first step to understanding.

  • [singing]

  • I left India 18 November 2016. [INDIA Day 0]

  • and then I started my journey.

  • Today I'm cycling 70 kilometres (44 miles.) [MYANMAR Day 16]

  • My favourite part is [LAOS Day 49]

  • when I go to some other country. [VIETNAM Day 92]

  • [CAMBODIA Day 118]

  • when I meet people,

  • people's faces, their perception,

  • their lifestyle. [MALAYSIA Day 183]

  • So nice to meet you! [THAILAND Day 193]

  • It's a beautiful house! [SINGAPORE Day 213]

  • [INDONESIA Day 250]

  • [TAIWAN Day 293]

  • So this is where I slept for the night.

  • So far in my journey there have been a lot of problems.

  • At times the cycle gets punctured.

  • In Thailand dogs attacked me and tore up my leg.

  • One time I was starving for 4–5 days.

  • It was difficult to communicate with people.

  • This is a misunderstanding, I think.

  • Language is a medium to unite with people.

  • Through language you can express your feelings to other people. [CHINA Day 312]

  • But I just know little bit of languages.

  • So when I'm travelling, I have two options. [JAPAN Day 415]

  • I know very well [KOREA Day 550]

  • Marathi, English and Hindi.

  • And then second language is Google Translate.

  • [I travel here from India]

  • – I travel here from India.

  • [Laughter]

  • We have our Buddhists in the temple

  • and would like to celebrate the beginning of your journey.

  • [Applause]

  • You guys are doing the same thing.

  • Whether you are riding a bicycle or on a temple stay,

  • you are both doing it for world peace and friendship.

  • Can you give him a round of applause?

  • Mr. Dnyan, welcome. [Applause]

  • – I can't randomly go and ask any person about what his problems are.

  • So I speak to the crowd.

  • Hello.

  • I have been travelling for a year and a half on my bicycle.

  • I want to spread the message of peace and love.

  • For those people who are touched,

  • maybe they can connect with me.

  • [Welcome to Korea.]

  • We are always taught that borders are our country.

  • And that's not true.

  • People, tradition, their lifestyles make a country.

  • When I was in my childhood, we used to talk a lot about America.

  • After many Visas being refused,

  • I was pretty sure that I would never get to visit America.

  • After a long struggle [KOREA Day 589]

  • I got an opportunity to come here.

  • Welcome to America. [UNITED STATES Day 618]

  • Beautiful road.

  • There are so many tractor companies here,

  • John Deere.

  • Today I have some small accident.

  • Pick up me,

  • and he takes me to his home.

  • Sara, try again!

  • A family who I didn't even know

  • took me in and took great care of me.

  • And especially they order Indian food for me tonight.

  • They don't know me.

  • I don't know them!

  • Why they have the compassion for me?

  • [35 Pearl St.]

  • I'm travelling around the world.

  • India, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia,

  • Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Bali, Taiwan,

  • China, Japan, Korea, and then here.

  • Right. Where did you start in the US?

  • San Francisco. – San Francisco, and you cycled all across? Awesome.

  • Yeah. I think I counted 26,000 kilometres (16,155 miles).

  • – 26,000 kilometres! – Yeah.

  • And 2 – wow!

  • Looks good for all the mileage you put on it. – Yeah.

  • Got your little comfy seat, little gel seat.

  • You know, when I had the accident,

  • right here, under here is broken.

  • He's my watchdog. – OK. That's cool.

  • He take care of my bike and everything.

  • Good luck on the rest of your ride. – Thank you for your kind support!

  • See you in India.

  • India is waiting for you.

  • Bye-bye.

  • So, how many people do you host here?

  • It depends.

  • I just started at the beginning of this month.

  • I came for college, studying here.

  • Ah. – Yeah.

  • And then I started teaching people Chinese here.

  • Uh huh

  • And then theyyou know, it's very rewarding

  • to have people learn my language and culture.

  • Language is connection to

  • connect 2 people,

  • so that is most important.

  • When I was in India, I'd wish 'namaste!'

  • When I was in Thailand,

  • I'd say 'sawadika!'

  • And in Vietnam, I'd say 'xin chao.'

  • And they think I'm a part of this family.

  • If I give the Indian coin, maybe you come to India.

  • Take a picture of me.

  • OK. Thank you. Thank you so much.

  • Keep in touch. – Yeah. I'm sure.

  • Man is developing,

  • but he's also made many creatures miserable.

  • But in some places there are some people

  • who respect every creature in the world.

  • Hey.

  • It's lovely people around the world.

  • Well, you must emanate a beautiful spirit

  • to receive that also.

  • If you love all the creatures of this planet,

  • they love you. They take care of you.

  • Thank you. Thank you.