A spiritual experience in Kuala Lumpur

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.
— James Michener

Travel is fatal to prejudice. It's opens one's eyes and mind, and helps us see things from different perspectives. Before travelling became such a big part of my life, I was stuck in a small town, with a small-town mentality. With that it's easy to only see as far as the eyes can reach, trust everything in the media and be ignorant, basically. The power of news media can be so distorted and once an interpretation has been instilled into someone's mind, that'll become their belief. And then that 'truth' will be fostered into the minds of the next generations and so on - and what we'll be left with is a world filled with discrimination and where people fear each other. 

Religion especially can be very complicated and conflicting. Why is there so much disagreement, confusion and division in religion? I think it's because people hold on to their religious belief while refusing to learn about other's. My time in Kuala Lumpur was short, but I feel like I acquired a lot of spiritual knowledge and got to broaden my understanding of other religions.

 

🕌 Jamek Mosque. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple