"Poor" temples in Liaoning, do not engage in tourism and do not touch money, sleep 4 hours a day and eat once
With development of economy, people are getting richer and richer, and more and more people are going to travel. We can travel to scenic spots across country and we can enjoy scenery while learning about history. and cleanse our soul.
More and more people choose to go to temples to pray and travel. The development of Chinese Buddhism has a very long history, so there are many famous temples and dojos all over country.
People who have been to temples will find that no matter what tourist attractions, even temples are very commercial, there are more and more sales in these places. People make money from this.
In addition, most temples charge money for incense and sesame oil. Everyone knows importance of money, and now even monks are interested in economic matters, and everyone has made very big profits after they have entered into commerce.
And we need to buy tickets when we visit. Not only do you need to buy tickets, but after entering temple there are many items that can only be carried out after payment.
With this bad atmosphere prevailing, there is a real temple for practitioners.The temple that is not affected by money is more famous, and this is Daoyuan Temple in Liaoning.
The Daoyuan Temple is very simple.
We all know that there are many very famous temples in China, such as Shaolin temple, which is very large in scale and covers a very large area, and has many monks, and management is very standardized.
But business system is very large. Before entering Shaolin Temple, we must buy tickets. Donate to merit box.
He is very famous in various activities, and buildings are extravagant, spend a lot of money, and build many temples.
Daoyuan Temple is very modest. If we go there, we will find only a few houses here, just like locals.
Daoyuan Temple is very Buddhist.
We all know that all temples have merit boxes. When tourists worship Buddha or pray for blessings, they must first offer money with sesame oil or put coins in the blessing box. But when you arrive at Daoyuan Temple, you will find that there is a relatively clear sign that tells you that advertising and photography are not allowed here.
Many temples hope that more people will come to travel and take pictures because it can increase their popularity, sell more tickets, attract more people to travel here and improve their reputation, but Daoyuan Temple people are forbidden from taking pictures.
Because they are here to practice real practice, and most important desire of everyone is to practice here, not to make money. And here is another sign telling everyone that this is a Qingshu dojo.
The so-called Qingxu Monastery is a place where all people are focused on practice, their attention will be focused on chanting and practice, rejecting noise and disturbance from outside world.
The Mid-Autumn Festival at Daoyuan Temple is not a meeting, but a walk.
Our Chinese attitude towards Mid-Autumn Festival is very big. All family members will reunite at Mid-Autumn Festival and eat mooncakes together, but on this day we focus on almsgiving.
The so-called walk is to go out, take with you clothes and bowls necessary for life, and be on road for about a crescent. If you see many nuns kneeling and praying on road.
Then you can give them some food from their own home and they will accept it, but if you give them money they will refuse. Their main task is to chant scriptures and pray for blessings.
And if they meet unequal things along way, they will convince them. If someone quarrel, they will become mediators in middle. If they see dead animals, they will find a place to bury them and chant sutras.
It can be seen from all sides that the people at Daoyuan Temple are practicing real practice, and this practice place is not only miserable.
And very reliably, local nuns lived a hard life, not deciding to leave this place. This proves that they have real Buddha and Dharma in their hearts.
Bhikkhunis in Daoyuan Temple Practice.
Because we have a very strong desire for information in real life, but we cannot use mobile phones or tablets when we get to this place, and we have to do chanting and cleaning on a strict schedule.
The work in temple is also very hard, many people can not stand intense physical labor and tough schedule day after day, year after year. But if they endure this measured life, their bodies are very healthy and there are no diseases.
In current situation of rapid economic development, commercial atmosphere is very strong in various scenic spots and temples in country.
And they do not plan to develop tourism in future. All are dedicated to worship of the Buddha. We can travel here, visit, and of course we can devote ourselves to prayer here, but we must also maintain our own quality. and don't disturb them.