Sunday, 13 February 2011
Saigon Destination - Cao Dai Temple
This place is available in my first list when i make , vietnam - cambodia journey plan. Yes the sacred place that have unique story. Cao Dai temple establised in south of saigon city and need 3 hour more to reached there, so i use travel and pay US 9 for two destination.
Cao means "high" and Đài means "dais, as in a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it." Figuratively, it means that highest spiritual place where God reigns.God is symbolized by the Divine Eye, specifically the left eye because Yang is the left side and God is the master of Yang.
The interesting one is all follower must practices a prayer, veneration of ancestors, nonviolence, and vegetarianism with the minimum goal of rejoining God the Father in Heaven and the ultimate goal of freedom from the cycle of birth and death.
This place made me silent and stunned, how the symbol of buddha, christian, hindusm, tao, muslim ....can can coexist peacefully inside the temple. No conflict, blood , egoism. Just the harmony side by prayer.
If there is a chance, i wanna join and feel their religiousness. With white color they wear, convey the messsge. We Pure, We sincere and We peacefuly.
Not much story to be had here, because when you enter inside just two the rule : listen and silence !. Its philosophical words, in the real life listen and silence is very hard to do, because human always have big circumgyrate desire that attack around.
Ahh , if the world happen like inside the cao dai temple. I believe everything will be fine, walk in harmony.