Sunday, September 1, 2019

Carpe Diem #1737 Introduction to a month full of devotion ... Adam's Peak -- Sri Lanka

Adam’s Peak viewed from a distaance. Photograph by Rehman Abubakr, 

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I hope you all have had a wonderful inspirational weekend. I had a busy weekend, because I had to work, but that didn't withhold me from creating this new episode, the first of September 2019.

A new month full of wonderful prompts titled "An Act Of Devotion" ... this title points towards the theme I have chosen for this month ... pilgrimages ... Here at CDHK we have walked several pilgramges and this month we will go on new pilgrimages ... not always long once but also short ones, like the pilgrimage of today: Adam's Peak -- Sri Lanka. (Our new logo shows Adam's Peak)

Pilgrimage is act of devotion. In many religions, these sacred walks are prescribed, even considered a must in one’s lifetime, and followers from all of world’s major faiths make holy pilgrimages.
For most, non-believers are accepted or even welcome. Pilgrimage travel can be a meaningful, moving experience in which travelers can enrich their understanding of a local culture and broaden their understanding of the wide range of spiritual beliefs in our beautiful world.

Adam's Peak -- Sri Lanka

Let me tell you a little bit more about Adam's Peak:

The 2243m conical mountain of Adam’s Peak, in Sri Lanka, is also known as Sri Pada, which translates as ‘Sacred Foot’. It has been a pilgrimage site for over 1000 years.

This name, and the mountain’s religious significance, derives from the foot shaped rock formation situated near the summit. Buddhists believe it’s the footprint of Buddha; Hindus that it’s the footprint of Shiva; Muslims and Christians that it’s the footprint of Adam (of Adam and Eve) as he descended to Earth from the Garden of Eden.

The route is beautiful, passing temples, shrines and monuments along the way, all the while walking through lush forest, with waterfalls cascading down mountain faces around you. The solitude of the experience adds a poignancy to it. The steps beneath your feet are worn from the footsteps of a thousand years of religious devotion; it is hard to ignore the spiritual significance of this fact. (source)

Adam's footprint
brings the Creator towards the Earth
Buddha as His companion

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until September 8th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now .... have fun!

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