Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Do You Believe In Prayers?

This weekend, I will be away to visit the very ancient Mogao Caves in Dunhuang. My wife and I have to fly to the Silk Road's belt of Xi'an again and board a 22 hour train ride to reach Dunhuang in the Gansu Province of China, where the famous Gobi Dessert lies. We had visited Xi'an 2 years ago and saw the Terracota Warriors and scaled China's most dangerous Huashan Mountains. What makes Mogao Caves in Dunhuang so famous today??



Read on for answer in red bold letters below!



I would like to share some unknown facts about this beautiful Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur. It is a very popular temple since it was officially opened in 1989 and has attracted millions of tourists and worshipers from all over the world. I must say that it one of the Most Powerful temple I have ever stepped in with so many testimonials of my own. My prayers and wishes have been answered several times besides the very precise and accurate fortune telling sticks. I know I sound superstitious but I sukak la. LOL... (Where is this blogger Princess Ribbon?)

Last Sunday, I made my way there with a bundle of new joss sticks as my offering of thanks to the Goddess Tian Hou. That was the second time I prayed to her when my friends had dengue fever and were admitted to hospitals with no recovery in sight. I knew that this Goddess Tian Hou would help to heal the deserving victims. Dengue Fever is not to be taken lightly and has claimed so many lives with just a single deadly bite from a mosquito. 

Case #1:
My good friend's teenage son was admitted to Columbia Hospital with dengue. After a week's stay, his blood platelet count dropped to dangerously low levels and he was at risk of dying after all sorts of rashes & bodily aches took over. The worried parents took turns to camp over night beside him as they were worried sick that he appeared to be dying. I went to visit the young son in the morning and brought his father to this temple to pray at noon. Later in the evening itself, the doctor announced that the son's blood platelet count rose up high suddenly! Next day, the parents were overjoyed that the son could be discharged right away. They took the son straight to this temple to pray and offer their sincerest thanks. Miracles!

Case #2:
2 weeks ago, I could not see my neighbour for many days and realised his car & 3 motorbikes had not moved for days. I found that strange and texted him. He replied that he was admitted to hospital with dengue fever. It had been almost a week and he was worried sick to see his platelet count dropping everyday like monitoring a stock market crash. Knowing that he is a Christian, I told him that I would visit this temple for divine's help and he should be home soon to go ronda-ronda on his big bike. Next day, my neighbour's doctor told him that he has recovered! He is over the moon and the whole family would be able to fly to Melbourne this week as planned. Miracles!





1. I made my way to the temple and the storm was coming.
So all my photos looked dull and lifeless.


2. On a sunny day, the temple looks majestic like this


3. The outdoor area is very spacious with statues.


4. This is a popular God Of Marriage.
Some fellas took a pen and wrote their names
onto the concrete book! Muahahaha



5. This is the information of the God Of Marriage.
Many singles came to pray for blessings of 
a happily ever after......





 6. The architecture is very colourful with elaborate carvings
and motifs, all steeped in the ancient styles of a Chinese Taoist Temple.




 7. A big Joss Stick urn in the outdoor.




 8. Every weekend, the whole temple would be packed with visitors
from all races and nationalities.




9. The main prayer hall with 3 Heavenly Goddesses.
The main Goddess Tian Hou sits in the middle while the 
Goddess Guan Yin is on her left while the
Goddess Shui Wei Sheng Niang is on her right. Many pregnant
women would often come to seek the blessings of the
Goddess Shui Wei Sheng Niang for a smooth delivery.




10. Closer view of the Goddess Tian Hou, who is also known
as Mazu, A-Ma or Ma Chor. She is the Queen of Taoism who is
highly worshiped all over Macau and Taiwan. In the Tibetan Buddhism,
she is also known as the Golden Mother of The Jade Pond.

Inside the Dunhuang Caves, this Golden Mother of The Jade Pond 
appears side by side with Sakyamuni Buddha and Padmakumara,
symbolizing that the three are of equal importance.
When Buddhism was spread from India to China over 2500 years 
ago, they had first preached inside this ancient Mogao Caves.





 11. Exterior view of the temple's complex.




12. The temple sits on the hills and overlooks the skyline
of Kuala Lumpur City.




13. There are many novelty and prayer shops in the basement
besides a food court.


Do You Believe In Prayers?


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44 comments:

  1. Yes, TM, I am a strong believer in prayers. Throughout my life, when I have fears or in need of divine assistance, I pray. God has never let me down so far and for that I am thankful. I have heard of this temple as it is very famous. It is wonderful to know that your prayers were answered and you were able to help those in need.

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    1. You are always blessed with so much goodness in your life and all your cooking. You must share your good food with me!!!

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  2. Good evening TM... It rain in the morning and stop, then it is cloudy...

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    1. Yes it is very nice like a temple in China.

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  4. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

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  5. I do.

    And praying doesn't have to be at any special place. The most important is our sincerity.

    Prayer and the effort to achieve something can do wonders.

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    1. I agree that prayers can be done any where! All religions taught the same about this sincerity.

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  6. are you referring to general prayers or prayers in specific religion? Do you believe that some atheists pray too but to nothing in general? They just pray to make themselves feel better and they do feel better after praying.

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    1. This is new and thought provoking about atheists pray too but to nothing in general.

      I was referring to anyone from any religions who believe in prayers because I do know some friends who don;t pray at all. That made me think that they do not believe in prayers and that is their choice. Now my comments below do have similarities.

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  7. My sister said her prayers to Kuan Yin always got answered, so I should think there are some truth in the power of prayers

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    1. That is good to hear that your sister is always blessed. I am sure you are blessed too.

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  8. yes i do. greeting from malaysia

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  9. I think we have to believe in prayers, where they're answered or not, as it brings comfort and a sense of relief to those who are in need of assistance.

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    1. Yes I fully agree yet I am often puzzled by friends who do not pray at all. They also need concrete proofs!

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  10. Yes, Mr. TM I believe the fervent prayers will always bring miracles. Thank you for your timely post... I do need prayers for my niece. Enjoy your holidays.

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    1. I hope your prayers will be answered for your niece.

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  11. I believe in prayers, but not very stone to it, as long as do good thing and having good heart, nothing to be praying of.

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    1. You enjoy life and always get good blessings. When I have problems and worries, I would pray even harder. LOLOL

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  12. I believe in fate, perhaps the faith in prayers will make one feels better.

    Have a nice trip in Dunhuang. Looking forward to your post about it.

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    1. Thank you for your very kind wishes.
      May all your fate and prayers bring the best.

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  13. Hi! If I were young,I would want to go the ancient Mogao Caves in Dunhuang. I hope you will have a nice experience. I think a miracle would happen for honest people. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hey, Minoru-San you are still young and age is just a number. You are strong too and can visit Dunhuang. I agree that miracles would happen happen to honest and sincere hearted people.

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  14. I don't pray, but do visit shrines, temples & churches during my travels. These colours are so pretty, dear!

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    1. Your life is very good and you have been blessed.

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  15. I have no religion believe but I believe in prayers :)

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    1. I think it is important to have any good religion. When we leave this world, we need the divine's help and guidance.

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  16. I believe in prayers esp recently when I've seen miracle happened right in front of my eyes. It was a long story but the conclusion is more or less like your story. So yes, I do believe in prayers.

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    1. It is good to hear that you believe in prayers and experienced miracles.

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  17. enjoy your trip to DunHuang! Be alert and safe (will include you and your wife in my prayers for a safe journey for you both). come back and tell us all about your adventure.

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    1. Thank you for your very kind wishes. I will enjoy my trip and share everything with everyone. I hope my China's SIM card can connect me to the blogs!

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  18. Been to Thean Hou Temple a few times, a place which calms the mind naturally, hehe~

    Yes I believe in prayers, but not the super obsessive type la!

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  19. Some believers beg to differ

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  20. memang ajaib!!! the power of prayers...Can u pray me to get rich quick ar?

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  21. The dengue cases have been rise here too, this year and I am really scar of mosquitoes mainly because of this. Glad people close to you survived well out of the deadly attract... I don’t want to comment on your belief, but the temple looks really wonderful and beautiful in Chinese architecture.

    Amazing to know the importance/fact of the cave you expected to visit.

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  22. "Do You Believe In Prayers?"

    yeah i do..btw tht was a very memorable trip sir..

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  23. I must go and pray to this Thean Hou goddess.

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