I consider this place as sacred because it is the tallest mountain in the Africa and it’s bordering my father’s country, Kenya. Mount Kilimanjaro is considered an ultimate reality to me because looking at it from the bottom to the top is like trying to conquer an achievement and seeing the top is an amazing sight. I’ve seen the top personally and it was a sight I never thought I would see. I seen the top and from the top you see nothing but clouds obstructing your view to see down. It’s as if once I’ve overcome anything obstacle, I don’t have to worry about all the hardships because I’ve overcome it all. There isn’t a religion behind the Mountain but more of culture, my Kenyan culture. Kenyan’s are proud of this mountain is may just be on the border but it’s a part of Kenya.
The Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar, is covered with hundreds plates of gold and at the top of the stupa there are 4531 diamonds. Surrounding the Pagoda are different temples holding gifts that were given as well as places of prayer. The Pagoda is known to hold hairs from Buddha and other holy relics. There are many different festivals held in the pagoda and throughout Myanmar. The religion for the Shwedagon Pagoda is Buddhist but the culture isn’t just Burmese, it is has some Chinese culture as well. The Shwedagon pagoda was built and renovated over a 2,500 year span. The reason I think the Shwedagon pagoda is an ultimate reality because it started off as something small but inside was something sacred and valuable to Buddhism, and over time the people in Myanmar kept building and adding more things making it more and more beautiful. I think of it as a person, who starts off small with lots of potential of being someone great and growing into someone beautiful. Our knowledge of life and how we see things; our perception start off small,