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Symbols to a good life on earth May 27, 2007

Posted by asianpixmen in Activities, Craft, Culture, Malaysia, Places.
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Spiralling joss, tortoises, koi fish and Kwan Yin – these are all symbols of longevity and peace of mind on earth. Some worshippers believe that these creatures of the earth and man-made items are reminders to us all that life’s path better taken is not always trodden upon by the majority.

These heavenly symbols were found in a small Chinese temple on the far side of the Kuala Selangor town. It is sandwiched in between a curving road and some shophouses.

 It has probably been around for decades but it looks repainted. The cultural heritage is rich with symbols of the past and the divine. We earthlings must build our hopes on things intangible because life’s adversities have taught us that material possessions can evaporate as easily as the drifting clouds on a sunny day.

  What lies beyond helps us to align our bearings on our earthly existence so that we will not indulge too much on what is temporal nor lean too heavily on what is unreal.

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