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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.Β 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 ……… Β Lastly, part of the answer to the above question lies in understanding the nature of relationships and how to bring them into greater harmony.



  1. Visionkeeper says:

    Wow! what a place to visit. I didn’t know you were going. Have a great time doing whatever you do. Stay safe….VK

  2. Absolutely breathtaking. Not only is your writing superb, your pictures make me want to come visit you! Please, keep it coming : )

    • Michael says:

      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?

        • Michael says:

          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 !!!

  3. 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 πŸ™‚

  4. Shousie says:

    beautiful photos!

  5. bwebbjr says:

    Incredible pictures Michael – thanks for sharing them with us!


    • Michael says:

      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.

  6. willofheart says:

    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?

  7. I am always amazed at the craftsmanship, and the thought process that goes into the intricacies of ancient structures. Beautiful..

  8. I’d like to visit there one day. :3

  9. jhasmoments says:

    Amazing post Michael! πŸ™‚

  10. Colline says:

    These buildings are stunningly beautiful!

  11. Wayne Augden says:

    Beautiful pictures Michael…Thank you for sharing.

  12. 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…

  13. hemouse says:

    A beautiful place,we should keep balance in our heart

  14. Wow it’s so beautiful there! Awesome photos!

  15. pennycoho says:

    Beautiful Michael, so beautiful. One could almost touch the heavens with the mind here, I think. Penny

  16. Awesome and love your writing!

  17. Beautiful photographs of a beautiful place

  18. What a gorgeous set of photos, Michael. Thank you for sharing them, and for your words — they make me think! (As always πŸ™‚ )

    • Michael says:

      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.

  19. Reblogged this on Broken Brain – Brilliant Mind and commented:
    Great pictures and great words.

  20. Wow! Those are some amazing photos. I bet it’s absolutely astounding in person. Thanks for sharing. -Rene

  21. Wow such amazing pictures, thank you for sharing with us. hope you having a lovely weekend. God Bless πŸ™‚

  22. 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 ….

  23. Sydney Fong says:

    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

  24. Justine says:

    Your words come out from the depths of your heart and not from sterile mind. Thank you.

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