Temple Steps | Gombak, Malaysia
The Batu Caves is the second largest Temple outside of India. The Cave is a gigantic limestone Hill (looks like a massive, MASSIVE, meteor sitting in the middle of fairly flat region) that has a series of Caves and Cave Temples Inside. The main Cave is located at the top of a steep incline of 272 colorful steps and has two sections once entered. Both sections have enormously large vaulted ceilings, whereas the deepest section has a massive hole at the pennical of its vaulted ceiling with a nice view of the sky.
When I approached the Batu Caves with a few friends, a monk had gestured that we carry pails of stone and pebbles to the top of the steep wet stairs (reason unknown at the moment). I had agreed and grabbed a bucket without much pause, but shortly after a brief dialogue with my friends, rejected his request based upon a silly thought that he might be trying to sell us on something....(like rocks..?). I felt somewhat torn for the entirety of the walk up. Once we got to the top, I noticed that they were renovating a Temple and immediately felt regret. Consequently, I decided to carry 2 buckets back up the stairs once we were finished in order to help their Temple and in hopes of redeeming myself. Trust your conscience and be yourself people! 😊 This is a photograph of another Monk carrying a bucket to the top ❤🙏