India, a land of religions and traditions, is one of the most populated places I have visited. With so many people, the belief in karma, and overwhelming poverty, it was an amazing experience to attend a service at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara Sikh Temple in Deli. Masses of people entering the temple, in the lines, continually moving forward to get inside. People pressing forward, yet carefully, to the center of the temple to view the Holy Book of the Sikh religion. As a priest was handing out flowers, I extended my palm and received a marigold.
Upon leaving the main floor of the temple, we descended the stairs, surrounded by smiling people to the kitchen. The frenzy of activity, the volume of food created, from lentils to chapatti, all done with a cadre of volunteers. The strong values shown by temple members in feeding of the community, both physically and spiritually, was an amazing experience I will not forget!