Once a visitor asked Swami Vivekananda, “Why do we go to temples when god is everywhere?
Swamiji smiled and offered to answer his question in the evening. The person turned up later that evening but was late, Swamiji asked him why he was late. The person said, “The air in my car tires seem to have reduced and I couldn’t find any air pumps to refill them”.
Swami instantly asked him why didn’t he open the valve of the tire and filled it with the limitless air around. The person answered, “How can I do that, we need an air pump to push the air into the tire so it goes inside”.
Swamiji replied, “It seems your tire situation has answered your previous question, Despite having limitless air around you, you need a pump to concentrate the air & push it into the tire, similarly temples are centres of concentrated positive energy & the atmosphere within the temple influences the atmosphere within the person towards positivity & faith as well. Air is everywhere but you do need a fan to feel it”