Prior to my visit to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum and to this part of Asia I had suffered with an ongoing tooth problem, infections, heavy duty pain and sleepless nights. I was intrigued by the name of the Temple and so decided to make a visit as it was on the doorstep of the hostel I was staying in the Chinatown area of Singapore.
The Temple was a magnificent building with 5 floors and a roof garden. Each floor was given over to a separate display on Buddhism.
One of the floors contained the Tooth Relic, housed within a magnificent Stupa.
I watched a monk sit in silent contemplation, still in this moment, as the city went about it’s business outside the slatted window that framed him in silhouette.
I chose not to take his picture.
Instead I sat myself in quiet contemplation for a while and pondered the nature of my own tooth suffering.
I tapped into a deep emotional root.
There were tears.
I felt release.
Buddha tooth relic
remnant of enlightened one
sit with emotion
Inspired by a visit to the Buddha Tooth Relic Museum and Temple