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Monday, June 25, 2007

Travel Shrine from India

My oldest brother (and sibling) went on a business trip recently to India and brought us back this lovely, beautiful, little Buddhist shrine. The neat thing about this little shrine is that we can take it with us when we travel. Anyway, this gift is very meaningful to me as we follow a different religion from the rest of my family and this shrine represents respect, tolerance and acceptance of our faith. I was very touched emotionally and am honored and grateful for such a loving gesture. Thank-you dear brother.







~Peace to all beings~

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5 comments:

awouldbehipster said...

The acceptance of one's family is quite possibly the greatest gift one can experience. This post made me happy, because I know that my brother would have done the same thing for me.

Thank you for sharing your story.

Greenwoman said...

How beautiful that shrine is!

trinitystar said...

His respect and love for you.
Beautiful gift James.
Keep well.
Have a wonderful day. :o)

dragonflyfilly said...

yaah, that is really lovely that your brother would do that for you, and it is a beautiful little shrine!

nameste,
pj

They call him James Ure said...

Hipster:

It is so nice that our family is finally coming together after years of tension. I am so grateful indeed.

GW:

It is!! I keep looking at it up on our altar. It's gorgeous and means the world to me.

Trinity:

Thank-you for you kind words. I was (and still am) deeply touched. It was a recognition of our interdependency upon each other's happiness and peace.

PJ:

Thank-you very much. I am just so happy that he reached out to me and offered me this "peace offering" in regards to our seemingly, "completely" different faiths."

There is a lot that we don't agree on regarding religion but there is a lot we DO agree on and I'm trying to just focus on the later reality.

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