The Spiritual Connection

Prayer Book

Prayer Book

As I walked around the top of the massive Boudanath Stupa, I came upon this man. At first glance I thought he was a Christian. The impression came about because he was wearing a suit and opening what appeared from a distance to be a Bible. I moved in closer and saw the Buddhist Mala around his neck and I came to believe he was actually a Buddhist.

Reflecting on this picture and my own life experiences, I came to understand, yet again, that man is, at the core, a spiritual being, a being sustained by a connection to a higher power. The power may manifest in the human soul as Buddha or Christ or Shiva or Science.

Looking back, I wish I had taken this photo from a lower perspective to be on level with the man instead of looking down from a high perspective.

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