God hates dirty feet

Another reason to read no sacred text but the “purely dirty” Natural Bible/Veda/Qur’an:

In the Hindu context, the feet, and especially shoes, are considered unclean.  Shoes (and feet) carry the dirt, dust and impurities of one’s daily travels.  As such, Hindus not only remove their shoes before entering a temple, sacred space or place of worship, they also remove their shoes prior to entering any home.  Hindus also avoid touching others with their feet.  In fact, if one has unintentionally touched someone or something considered sacred with their feet, many Hindus will go to the extent of touching the person or thing with their right hand and then to their forehead, eyes or heart as an act of regret and forgiveness.

from the Hindu American Foundation


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Writer, teacher, freethinker, humanist celebrant, former minister and interfaith chaplain View all posts by Chris Highland

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