I’m not sure why, but whenever I step into a Temple or see a monk passing by, something about it brings me chills and tears to my eyes. There’s something so powerful about a place and people who dedicate their entire lives to a single belief. A belief in peace. A belief in harmony. A belief in loving your fellow-man, animals and Mother Earth. There is a powerful tranquility being in that space.
I will say it is funny to see monks riding on the back of motorcycles, smoking, talking on cell phones (not all at once of course) and that some have tattoos, lol!
So many other religions are full of corruption and are misguided in my opinion, that the true teachings of them are clouded by power and personal need or gain. Of course, just like in all religions, not every person who believes in one religion or another are perfect. But that’s not the point. The point is to live being the best YOU that you can be. If we were all the best versions of ourselves, for the betterment of the world and those who live in it with us (not for ourselves) then we would finally have a home to live in without fear, injustice and hate.
Just my two cents.