Monday, August 17, 2009

.: 至福の風 :.

The blissful breeze.

Hua Ta, Liurong Temple
Flower Pagoda, 6 Banyan Trees Temple
Guangzhou City

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Kahlil Gibran
There is a saying that tourists never consider themselves as tourists. Used to waking up so early in the morning, I took it upon myself to catch a little sight-seeing of my own only to return to the hotel when my friend has woken up. Alhamdulillah, I never encountered any problems albeit I reckon I must have made my friend worried on several occasions.

This was one of the temples I found during my escapades. Graced with a surreal and serene atmosphere, I spent a good 30mins loitering around the area, sitting under the banyan trees and observing the devotees paying their respects to Buddha. Places of worship have a tranquil effect on me, so for a moment the quote by Kahlil Gibran fleeted across my mind and I too joined the devotees in saying my graciousness to God, thanking Him for providing me this breathtaking opportunity. Perhaps I was being too cheeky by asking God to grant me several more chances in future.

One can hope, and hope is what keeps us going.
11.55am Malaysian Time
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