Friday, 4 April 2014

Fields at Panchgani

The fields of millet ready for harvest. The heads of millet were swaying in the wind. Clear blue skies and a splatter of clouds..... All of it make a perfect picture. This is a familiar sight on the way to Panchgani. The unpolluted air and the clear blue skies.... well all of it!!! A perfect place to be in.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Bright Hill, Singapore

Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, is a Buddhist monastery located at Bright Hill Road, Singapore. Like all Buddhist monasteries it emanates peace and tranquility. Just looking at the buddha so tall and big was immensely humbling. There are a lot of stories that I read about the religious aspects of the many hands of the Buddha and a lot of heads. But they are stories that you can find just googling them. For me it was the peace and the tranquility and a really happy place that I took with me.

I am not a very religious nor a ritualistic person....... only that religion has brought peace to me at every stance in life. I don't care what kind of religious place it is or which religion it belongs to...... just the essence of peace that any and all of these places give me is what I look for. Its like the positive energies of 100s and 1000s of people put together that I get there and what I bring back with me from every such visit. It gives me tremendous strength.

This Buddhist monastery is the home for many Buddhist monks and they pray and live here. It also houses a learning center which teaches you all about the Buddhist religion. The architecture is essentially Chinese. It reminds me of the forbidden city :D . atleast of the pics and serials that I have seen of it. I haven't been there yet but may be someday...... love the stories associated with it.

 I spent a whole day there. Also I met a lot of very nice people. They are so friendly and so accepting.  I couldn't decide on the pics so I collaged them.