For this week’s Door photo challenge, I chose these two pictures (since I couldn’t decide which one I liked better)
Both are excellent works of architecture I happened to stumble across in two different spiritual places.
The Basilica of Bom Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the architecture inside is exquisite. It is one of the oldest churches in Goa and in India. Sadly, I was unaware of the great importance of this place at the time I visited and only looked at it from the curiosity and wonder of a tourist.
The Global Vipassana Pagoda has bone relics of Gautama Buddha enshrined in the central locking stone of the dome.The center of the Global Vipassana Pagoda contains the world’s largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars. Peaceful environment, natural beauty and serenity are main attractions at this haven, which surprisingly charges no fees for entry of visitors.
Here’s a short poem I wrote about Doors –
The thrill, the novelty,the curiosity
the fear of the unknown
which of these dominates
will determine the jump through the door.
The leap of faith, the leap of folly?
A leap into something, beyond the ordinary.
To go or not to go,
The heart says yes, the mind says no.
What shall you do?
Take the foreign roads
or sail the familiar route?
Will you chose to open the door,
and see what is in store?
Or will you stay back,
and enjoy the predictable present
that may adventure lack.
For more detail and in depth history of the two places mentioned above have a look at
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