My Country's Only "Buddha-Hugging Tree" Attracts Countless Tourists and Experts Can't Explain Why
No matter where in world there will be some special magical things, it may be because land area on this planet is too large, and people with different skin colors in different places Although differences between people in world are not too great, they can still be distinguished if observed carefully, and they also have different living habits and cultural customs.
For those who like to walk and play, they must first understand local customs when they come to a place. They will be especially shocked when they first realize, because their customs are very different from ours. people of other nationalities live in our country, we also have different cultural customs.
In addition, people in our country believe in gods in different ways. Some believe in local Buddhism and Taoism, while others believe in other religions that came from other places, church. Among these religions, number of people who believe in Buddhism is greater.
In many places in our country there are many buildings associated with Buddhist culture. Under normal circumstances, people will keep various gods and buddhas in these places for human worship, such as Tathagata Buddha in Western Paradise and Avalokiteshvara. to save suffering Scholars, etc. Different beliefs suggest different gods and buddhas.
Under normal circumstances, Buddha statues that we see are properly placed by people in room, and these rooms are mostly dedicated to Buddha, even if there is nothing but things around Buddha statue.
But have you ever seen a Buddha statue mounted on a tall tree? In general, people will be very surprised when they see a Buddha statue on a tree,because we do not know how it was inserted into it by people, and how this strange phenomenon was formed.
And this miraculous phenomenon is now located in Fujian province of our country, where famous Zhu Xi in neo-Confucian Cheng-Zhu once lived. There is an old camphor tree 300 meters high that has been around for thousands of years, and it holds a Buddha statue in its hands.
If we don't watch carefully, we won't be able to detect its existence, let alone features of this tree, because its weapons are .
Because there is a small hole in body of tree, looking into it, you can seea very small Buddha statue inside, and this hole is just enough to see it well. his face.
Seeing this phenomenon for first time, many people must have been very surprised. I don't know why it appeared in this place, and hole is very small, how did it get there? How did this phenomenon come about?
In fact, there are many theories about causes of strange phenomenon of Buddha wrapped in a tree. The most popular reason is to perpetuate memory of Zhu Xi. During commemoration of Zhu Xi, at that time there was a small crack in tree, so people put a small Buddha statue in this place, and they deliberately chose a smaller one when placing it. .
Later, over time, The tree relied on its ability to regenerate to gradually heal scar, but at same time wrap it up into a trunk. But ultimately it's just a legend, We still don't know how this phenomenon was formed.
Actually, many people will come to worship him, especially former people, they still have a lot of respect for this kind of Buddha statues. People usually perform some sacrificial rituals here.
And this way of doing things has also moved into present. As a general rule, before we do something very important, we will find a temple to worship in order to relieve our psychological pressure. Some people seek support for their desires, hoping that their desires will be realized.
In fact, there are many theories about formation of Buddha hugging tree phenomenon, but we were very surprised when we first saw it, because we had never seen such a phenomenon before, and we never they did not think that a Buddha statue could be placed inside a tree.
And it can exist for a long time, and tree growth is not affected. However, so far no one can give a reasonable explanation for specific reason. However, it is also possible that Buddha statue was unharmed because it is surrounded by trees.
This phenomenonis very common among locals, and we are not at all shocked because it has been here for a long time. After a long time, we feel that it is no longer so special, and also does not arouse curiosity of locals. But for people from other places, things are different. To appreciate this other phenomenon, many people come from other places, just to take pictures of it as a souvenir.