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.