Feeling the Power: A non-Sikh visits the Golden Temple

Darbar Sahib, aka "the Golden Temple" (http://www.associatedcontent.com)

Darbar Sahib, aka "the Golden Temple" (http://www.associatedcontent.com)

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.


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  2. Ravinder

    i agree kristy there is tremendous power inside golden temple when you enter…..I have visted many temples and gurdwara else where but cannot have that feeling. there is some higher frequecy you actually enter in to enirely diffrent area on earth.


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