Before going to the temple for the first time, or even after many times, it helps to understand that teachings in the temple are symbolic. The Savior, the Master Teacher, likewise taught in parables to represent symbolically what otherwise might be difficult to understand.
“If you will go to the temple and remember that the teaching is symbolic, you will never go in the proper spirit without coming away with your vision extended.”
—President Boyd K. Packer
Read or listen to “The Holy Temple” by President Boyd K. Packer in the October 2010 Ensign or Liahona.