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

8 comments:

Solace In Islam said...

Wow, that is impressive!

Would love to see more!

Ms.Unique said...

Exactly the hope keeps us going ... :)... If it hadn't been for the connection with our Lord and the hope we have with Him, I'd been dead already ...

Hajar said...

Solace :: Insha'Allah sis. ^^ Thanks for popping over!

Ms. Unique :: Hush now dearest. It never cross my mind that you will ever lose hope in anything.

Constructive Attitude said...

This post was beautiful. I loved it. And the picture is spectacular.

I dont think you're being cheeky at all, God does ask us to ask for whatever it is we need and/or want. So we shouldnt hesitate.

Great post!

Coffee Catholic said...

That temple is amazing!! I would love to see what it looks like inside.

Hajar said...

Constructive Attitude :: Hey, I love that attitude! Since Ramadhan is a day's away ... what better time to ask? :)

Coffee Catholic :: Michelle~!!! How long has it been??? I just read the news ... CONGRATULATIONS~!!! Elspeth and Erlend must be thrilled!

Me too! But it was off limits. :( I was looking around trying to get in it, but it seems like every single door is locked! Aihh~~~ But the other halls were open so, I'm not complaining. ^^

Lisa B said...

A beautiful image and the quote is perfect for your post.

Hajar said...

Thanks Lisa. :)