Last week, during discussion on beliefs, someone in the class said that temples in a particular village do not have doors as the people believe that there will be no thieves. We raised questions in response – do doors only keep thieves away? How about reasons like privacy or keeping dirt away? How about gaining more response time when a visitor comes calling?
At another level, I kept searching for what doors could stand for – for people. And I was struck.
I went back to my stock of pictures and found this.
This exhibit was there at the mezzanine level at the central bus station in New York, I think. It is right in the center of a hall, and three people wait before a door – just the door.
I believe sometimes we comply a bit too much. We stop and wait just because there is a door before us..
Do we check if the doors are real? Or that they really stop us from leaving? Who can tell us the time of next departure?
Who can tell us?