The image above is the outer wall of a Hindu temple.
In Southern India, the outermost walls of Hindu temples (exposed to the roads) are painted with white and red stripes (not exactly red… but saffron)
Notice these lines are invariably straight and run parallel alternatively.
What is the reason?
It’s much easier to differentiate divine abode from human dwellings. This can also make the people keep the surroundings clean.
Maybe red represents fire and white represents purity and in the temple, one burns desires and gains purity.
Saffron symbolises commitment and dedication towards spirituality and God-consciousness.
Can you describe God?
“Anyone who knows God cannot describe Him. Anyone who can describe God does not know Him”
Are God and religion the same?
I don’t know.
I am not an expert in these matters.
Enlighten me if you can.
“God is not about religion.
Religion is a structure that should house our faith in God.
Too often it is used to hurt other people in God’s name”
What are your thoughts?
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This post is part of Debbie Smyths’s One word Sunday-Straight