What is faith,
What are prayers?
Do we pray when we are in need?
Do we give thanks in our prayers?
How often do we light a candle for another,
How often do we light a candle when we are happy?
How often do we practice selflessness?
The above photo is the interior of St. Mary's Church, Oxford.
It is beautiful, peaceful.
As I was walking around the exterior of St. Mary's Church, I couldn't help but noticed prayers / blessed strings tied to a tree outside the church. It makes me wonder how far these holy strings have travelled and how much they had blessed those who wore it ..
In Buddhism, holy items when no longer in used are to be "returned" to nature, therefore, as you can see, prayers strings are tied to trees, as high as one can get.
Sometimes, holy items are "returned" via fire (i.e. burning), with a chant of "AUM".
Oh Lord, tame my mind, show me the right path for sometimes, I stray and get lost (seriously!).
I thank you for your guidance but please guide me further.
Let me love unconditionally.
Let me hold no hatred but love for others.