I consider myself lucky for being exposed to fascinating diversities that are so apparent in my current work place and its surroundings. Penang isn’t only a foodie’s paradise but a multi-racial haven where various cultures and religions breathe and thrive harmoniously.
In a community where Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism (and Christianity) mix peacefully, I found myself having profound respect for these religions. Despite my minimal knowledge about them, my fancy was heightened gradually with anything that symbolizes love, peace and humility.
Just when I brought my wife+kid and our visiting friend to 2 Buddhist temples in the heart of Penang Island, I never expected that something would still be interesting considering that it was already my 3rd time to be there last week, nonetheless, it felt like every visit offers a remarkable charm.
Inside the temple, documenting the hand gestures of images of Buddha, the ones they called Mudras happened spontaneously…
Abhaya Mudra – Imparting Fearlessness, Reassurance, Protection, Blessing.