Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Temple

I see this small temple in the crowded market area and I quickly bow my head every morning sitting in my car on the way to work. I usually read a book, currently reading the "Mystic Masseur" and yesterday I missed the temple as I was so engrossed in the story of "Ganesh" in the book. Today I made it a point not to miss the temple. It gives me a good feel and a motivating start to the day at work.

I aint a very religious person. I dont pray to God because I fear him and neither do poojas so that I can please him. My style is more spiritual, its about the experience. When I see the temple, the sound of bhajans, the ringing of temple bells, the decorated God/Goddesses, the lighted lamps and the bright flowers, I am in a spiritual experience for a few seconds. Reminds me of the teacher at AOL (Art of Living) course mentioning Sri Ravishankar's words that these are ways to bring us to the present moment. Further makes me think of Sadhguru's saying at Isha that even a few moments of living in the present moment in our entire life time is being enlightened. We so cant live in the present moment, our mind perpetually living in the past or the future..The places of worship brings us to this present moment if we let that awareness be alive.

Lets not miss the now..thats all we have !!

3 comments:

sudha kannan said...

Nice post.Especially liked the last line..dat seems to be the puncher! Keep penning.. :-)

Ta'fxkz said...

everybody has a sacred experience that they either run away from or run to or just stand still in awe of

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVL96TI-wbY

luV 2 HaTE EvRy1 said...

it's all about faith...