Going on pilgrimage to the Temple of Good Will (TGW), the Temple of Peace, at least once a year is a tradition of devotion of thousands of people from Brazil and across the world.
This principle of Accomplishing Faith made the Pyramid of the Blessed Souls, the Pyramid of the Luminous Spirits, the most visited monument in Brasília according to official data from the Secretariat of Sports, Tourism, and Leisure of the Federal District (SETUL-DF).
Jesus and the Sense of Religiosity at the TGW
Guided by restrict earthly religious concepts, a Samaritan woman asked the Divine Master where she should pray (The Gospel according to John 4:1 to 30). Jesus not only answered her, but also explained the importance of inner Peace and constant balance for those who wish to experience divine plenitude:
“Time will come when God will no longer be worshiped in stone temples made by the hand of man.” The Christ of God also indicated His noble teachings as a safe road map to the enlightenment of the Soul: “Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to Eternal Life.”
In the chapter “With Regard to the Temples and the Worship of God,” found in the book Sagradas Diretrizes Espirituais da Religião de Deus, do Cristo e do Espírito Santo [Sacred Spiritual Guidelines of the Religion of God, of the Christ, and of the Holy Spirit], Volume 1, pp. 277 and 278, the builder of the Temple of the Divine Ecumenism, José de Paiva Netto, explains the Spiritual Rebirth, the deep understanding of religiosity that the Temple of Peace proposes to the world:
“God’s preferred altar for worshiping Him is the human heart and mind”
“God’s preferred altar for worshiping Him is the human heart and mind. There is no contempt here for those who venerate their temples for worshiping the Almighty. Otherwise, why would we have built the Temple of Good Will? Although, the Temple of Good Will fulfils this historic function in the world: to shelter with solidarity in its bosom God’s sheep, exhausted from separatism and eager to establish on Earth the Unrestricted Ecumenism, the Total Ecumenism, the Ecumenism of the Hearts, and the Divine Ecumenism, as I wrote in ‘The Four Pillars of Ecumenism.’ This is a complete renewal of the religious, philosophical, political, scientific, economic, artistic, and even sporting spirit in the world; a true Spiritual Rebirth. The TGW inaugurates the Kingdom of God’s Love on Earth for all people, whether religious or atheistic . . . It is the clarion call to a better world, which is already coming. It is not the promise of just any being, but of Christ Himself. It is the experience of the true sense of Religion, as Jesus has always wanted it. That is why, even before I inaugurated it, I announced that the Temple of Good Will is the Spiritual Headquarters of the Religion of God, of the Christ, and of the Holy Spirit.”
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We selected some of the spontaneous devotional practices developed by pilgrims of the Temple of Peace.
The common spiritual sense and the sense of divine filiation allowed the mysticism to be passed on from Soul to Soul, even without the use of words. As a result, ecumenical acts of reverence for the Creator were established. These solemnities show that even with differences in thought, it is possible to build the “Kingdom of God’s Love on Earth for all creatures.”
Jesus blesses the pilgrims through the mysticism that is born of the people
Next to the Sacred Fountain of the TGW, there is a beautiful French sculpture from the 18th century, made of bronze, which represents the Celestial Physician. It is an emotional moment when visitors kiss or touch the feet and/or hands of the sculpture during their prayers.
As time passed, the bronze worn out in areas where the sculpture is touched the most—an affectionate gesture made by the pilgrims—getting a special golden color.
Drinking the Blessed Water in the Sacred Fountain of the TGW
The crystal-clear water from a spring inside the Temple of Good Will attracts pilgrims, who fill up bottles with blessed water and take them to their homes, to their relatives, and friends.
Receiving energy from the Mandala
At the entrance of the Alziro Zarur Memorial, there is a mystic work of art by the German plastic artist Ula Haensell (1938-1992). In front of this panel in crystal, anyone can calm their mind and Soul, feel their heartbeat, and renew their energy.
The Mandala represents another possibility offered by the Temple of Good Will to integrate cosmically with God.
Throne and Altar of God
The work of the Italian sculptor Roberto Moriconi (1932-1993) displays the four basic elements of Nature (fire, air, earth, and water—as defined by Greek philosopher Aristotle [384-322 B.C.]) that represent the Creation. The Throne and Altar of God is aligned east-west to show the union between the mysticism of the East and the pragmatism of the West. Embedded in the sculpture is a quote by the founder of the Temple of Peace, Paiva Netto:
“Every day is the day to renew our destiny.”
The walk on the Spiral ends in front of this work of art, inviting the pilgrim to praise the Sacred.
Meditating in the Egyptian Room
Inaugurated in 1995, the room replicates the atmosphere of sacred mysteries of a civilization that fascinates because of its traditions. Equipped with comfortable chairs and soothing background music, the pilgrims seek the silence of the Soul and renew their spiritual energies.
At the entrance, one can read this quote by Paiva Netto in seven languages
“The dead do not die.”
Walk in the Nave of the TGW and receive the energy from the Sacred Crystal
Walking barefoot on the dark part of the spiral-shaped marble floor and returning on the light part is a ritual created by pilgrims from all over the world. In the center, at the top of the pyramid, rests the largest pure crystal on the planet weighing 21 kilos.
TGW Art Gallery
This much visited space is a cultural reference in the country’s capital.
A quiet and pleasant place filled with good energy to which people usually go when they want to study.
A Spiritual Journey in the Temple of Good Will
You can also feel this atmosphere of Peace!