A devout find in Bali

I recently returned from a 21-hour transport odyssey to Bali, Indonesia, and Taipei, Taiwan. Bali, ordinarily called ”Island of a Gods” due to a vast Hindu population, is substantially a many devout place we have ever visited. The Balinese will tell we they are intensely passive when it comes to eremite differences, as a statistics exhibit that Balinese Hinduism represents 83.5 percent of a race of some-more than 4.2 million people; Muslims, 13.4 percent; Christians, 2.5 percent; and Buddhism, 0.5 percent.


It seems everywhere we look, we see Canang sari, or daily offerings. These are typically tiny squares of banana leaves that have flowers, food and income on them. They are combined daily and seem in a many doubtful places. They are meant to elicit recognition and to compensate loyalty to a ancestors.

Perhaps this is because we felt so during home. It speaks to a ability of a Balinese to live in a moment. It also appeals to a partial of my DNA — African — that appreciates a stress a ancestors play, not usually in a past though a future.

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