Kristy Robinson, of the Yahoo! Contributor Network, describes her visit to Darbar Sahib (aka “the Golden Temple”, the heart of Sikhism) in Amritsar, India:
Still uncertain of what the point was in coming to a place that none of us believed in I crept on with my host family surrounding me to keep unruly Indians from putting their hands where they need not be. It took about an hour to reach the inside of the temple and I was not prepared for what I was about to experience. I’m not even a good Christian to be honest and so when I entered the temple and felt the full massive power of God on me I was speechless.
Her narrative begins with an unsettling tone, but there is an interesting twist when she contrasts what she saw with what she felt, once inside. It’s another reminder that, as Sikhs, we often don’t appreciate what non-Sikhs perceive about us on the surface, and later, underneath.