At the “Kek Lok Si” Temple in Penang ……..
Are you searching for answers how to live a peaceful and rewarding life?
No man is an island. None of us are alone and isolated. Even the hermit in the cave is in relationship with the living creatures around him. For instance, the birds, trees, the earth, the mountain creatures and the sky. We are in touch with others, I mean, other people, other creatures, other things – and like it or otherwise, they will bring us pleasure and pain.
Due to the long weekend, this place was unusually crowded. There were visitors of different nationalities, cultures and religious backgrounds. As I descend from the “Kek Lok Si” Temple, on an extremely hot and dry afternoon, I have to admit this brief visit was worth every drop of sweat. Most of the visitors I came across were young and I am impressed with their openness, religious tolerance, acts of kindness and appreciation and their desire to understand more of the local culture and religious background ……… Lastly, part of the answer to the above question lies in understanding the nature of relationships and how to bring them into greater harmony.
Wow! what a place to visit. I didn’t know you were going. Have a great time doing whatever you do. Stay safe….VK
Like this place VK? I am back at home now. That is why I can share the photos here. Regards !!!
Absolutely breathtaking. Not only is your writing superb, your pictures make me want to come visit you! Please, keep it coming : )
Thanks for thinking so highly of me. The “Kek Lok Si” temple has been around for a very long time. They keep expanding on public donations. And what I covered here is the older phase. I did not cover the new extension. You know, I experienced tranquility in the real sense of thw word. Best regards !!!
It seems as though you’re experiencing first hand what I’m trying to accomplish in the states; total peace and tranquility. Any tips or words of wisdom?
I practice meditation at a very early age – after ;earning Karate. The ability to switch off my mind and controlling my breathing improved over the years. Then, I have my meditation at dawn, where it is more cooling and quiet. After years of practice and refinement, I can reach that state quite easily. Regards !!!
Wow Michael, these pics are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to print off a couple to add to my collection of what’s out there that I will get out to 🙂
Keep sharing …… You are doing good in your blog too. Regards 😃
Thanks for visiting Shousie. Wishing you success in all your endeavors !!!
Incredible pictures Michael – thanks for sharing them with us!
Happy Morning Bernie, I am so happy you like them. On a normal working day, one can drop by their vegetarian restaurant for lunch. The entire place is closed by 6 PM. Warmest wishes in all your undertakings for the day.
Awesome place you shared, what I notice is you are great also in photography, I love how you define the angle of the photo… I agree with you no man is an island… thanks for sharing this inspiring post… how are you?
Thank You. I am fine at this moment. Glad you liked the photos here. See you in your next posting.
I am always amazed at the craftsmanship, and the thought process that goes into the intricacies of ancient structures. Beautiful..
I shared the same sentiments too. I guess when they started building this temple, many artisans from China were brought in. They imported a lot of building materials from China as well. Their latest expansion is an engineering feat. Best wishes for the day, Jack.
Thank you Michael..Bless you.
😃 Happy Working !!!
So glad you like them. May you have another happy and great day at work. Best regards !!!
I’d like to visit there one day. :3
Please do so 😊
Amazing post Michael! 🙂
Glad you like this. Regards !!!
These buildings are stunningly beautiful!
Indeed, they are. Make a trip there, one day Colline.
Beautiful pictures Michael…Thank you for sharing.
Hi Wayne, Happy to note you like them. Have a pleasant evening !!!
Relationships are the key…was never my strong point, but the older I get the more I realize…research is even starting to show the importance of relationships in quitting bad habits, etc…we need other people…we’re wired to be social…
Looks like you have been doing a lot of research on “Relationships.” Stay connected !!!
A beautiful place,we should keep balance in our heart
Very well said, my friend. Stay moderate and God Bless.
Wow it’s so beautiful there! Awesome photos!
Glad you like them. Have a great weekend !!!
Beautiful Michael, so beautiful. One could almost touch the heavens with the mind here, I think. Penny
Glad you find them beautiful, Penny. Wishing you a happy weekend in advance 🌻
Thank you Michael, you also.
Please do not mention this. Enjoy your weekend 😃
Awesome and love your writing!
Thanks Jenny. You have another wonderful weekend and blessings !!!
Your welcome Michael !
Warmest wishes in all your current undertakings 😃
Many many thanks..I hope it works out 😉
I pray it will !!!
I heart 😉
Thank You, Jenny. You have a pleasant evening.
You as well 😉
I will. Stay happy !!!
Beautiful photographs of a beautiful place
Thanks for visiting and leaving a word behind. You have a wonderful weekend and God Bless.
What a gorgeous set of photos, Michael. Thank you for sharing them, and for your words — they make me think! (As always 🙂 )
Happy Evening Melia. Thanks for the kind words. Glad to note you like this posting too. May you have a beautiful Sunday and God Bless.
Such inviting captures!
Thanks Ritika. You have a beautiful Sunday and another great week ahead. 😊
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Wow! Those are some amazing photos. I bet it’s absolutely astounding in person. Thanks for sharing. -Rene
Many thanks for your visit, Rene. So glad to have you commenting. Have a great week ahead !!!
Thanks Wolfgang. You have a great week ahead !!!
Wow such amazing pictures, thank you for sharing with us. hope you having a lovely weekend. God Bless 🙂
Wishing you another great week ahead !!!
Spectacular architecture in these photos. They must have been amazing to see. you are so right about the way we must interact at all times with all types of things. Learning to be patient and less critical of others would help us have so much more harmony. You write very well about these things. You have a wonderful approach to life, Michael. happy mid-week ….
Thanks Isadora. You have a great week too. Regards !!!
Thank You !!!
I wish I can go many places,but………,but on the other hand,you help me to fulfill my wish,thank you for your post
Stay optimistic !!!
Your words come out from the depths of your heart and not from sterile mind. Thank you.
Thank You so much Justine. 😊
I am happy to have found you, Michael! May Existence bless you with all Auspiciousness, health, wealth and prosperity!
Thank You and May you be blessed with all that you have mentioned as well.