Just when I thought that winter clothes could be ditched, when people on my way to office could be seen in brighter hues rather than dull shades overcoats and sweaters; winters came back bringing rains along with it! But whatever it is, I’m loving the winds that go past by my face, shattering my perfect hairdo. Why??? You might ask! Because that’s what make me feel alive. Isn’t it?? If you are a lover of nature, you will know what I mean!!
After being carried away with the winds, I come back now to write another page. Our quest for peace didn’t really end last week as we continued to look for it this weekend too. This time our caravan moved to World famous ISKCON Temple and then to Bahai House of Worship- Lotus Temple. No, I’m not that religious if you think so. It’s just that I love visiting such places which emit such intense positive vibes. It makes me forget all that’s going in the back of my mind against my wishes. It’s the mental peace that I feel at these places which particularly draws me there. Just to sit there and doing nothing, not even reflecting over your life. That feeling, when your mind is perfectly still and in the moment.
ISKCON: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is the spiritual institution founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in July 1966 as a continuation of the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya sampradaya. ISKCON was personally directed by its Founder-Acarya Srila Prabhupada until his departure on November 14, 1977. (Source) We reached there just in time and were lucky enough to attend the Aarti. After spending some time there and ofcourse clicking a few pictures, we moved to our next destination. Strolling through the park, laughing and giggling over anything to everything we reached Lotus Temple.
LOTUS TEMPLE: The Bahá’í Faith is a world religion whose purpose is to unite all races and peoples in one universal Cause and one common Faith. Bahá’is are the followers of Bahá’u’lláh, Who they believe is the Promised One of all Ages. It affirms the faith in the Oneness of God, the Oneness of Religions, and the Oneness of Mankind. The Temple is notable for its flower-like shape with 27 petals. (Source). The main chamber for prayer was utterly quiet with pin-drop silence. The silence seemed to shout out in our ears. We sat there for a few minutes sending our prayers up in the heaven.
After finding food for soul, it was time to find some food for ourselves. We headed towards the nearest food joint we could find and then dead tired we called it a day. Exploring Delhi, a little each time is like tasting a new dish a bite at a time, where each bite gives a different flavour to enjoy and cherish. Isn’t Life meant to be lived like that??
Live Life, Cherishing it bit by bit.
Until next episode from Delhi!