"Clean" monastic temple in northeast China: no tourism, no tickets, go for alms at a certain time every year
Our country has a very long history, and many cultures have been born over long history, including Buddhist and Taoist cultures. Buddhism has come to our country since Tang Dynasty, and Tang Dynasty was a very open era, people could live here no matter where they came from.
And culture they brought is also loved by people, especially Buddhism. People can pray to Buddha statue and make their wishes. Some people who want to stay away from world may become monks. For those monks who long for these cultures.
Some of them will go to origins of Buddhism, go to this place to learn a deeper culture, and then return to our country, spread them to make more of them Many people believed in him, and gradually, he also interacted with some of our local cultures and gradually formed his own characteristics.
To this day, some people in our country still believe in it, and there are many related buildings in places where these cultures predominate. They still exist deep in some mountains of our country.
In order to attract more tourists, some management agencies will do some transformation and advertising, and these older people will also want to come to these places with Buddhist features.
In our opinion, there are mostly men in every monastery, and women are only in a few monasteries. Basically, no one knew about these places before renovation advertisement, and after renovation they all have a commercial atmosphere, and it is difficult to find their unique peace and tranquility.
While we can still meet practicing masters, we still feel that degree of commercialization is very high. Although there is a commercial atmosphere in these clean places, there are still places that retain their original intentions.
There is such a temple in northeastern region of our country, all women practice here, there are no men, and people in this place will not be tempted by money, and will not take money to open entire temple, and even < strong>at certain times of year they will go out into world to beg for food. The name of this temple is Daoyuan Temple.
First, resist temptation of money
For monks who live in this place, Money is absolutely inviolable, and this is also a very strict temple rule, everyone who comes here, Women must let go of their obsession with money< /strong> before than they will be able to accept shaving of their predecessors.
Each of them must strictly follow prescribed way of life and live their lives in fast-paced flow of time.
Unlike us ordinary people, they only eat once a day, and rest of time all sorts of things are arranged, even if they are not hungry and fainting if you do not eat for several days.
Generally, people who have just come here will be very uncomfortable because their lifestyle is different from here, so they will put fruit in place where they practice. Although they cannot satisfy their hunger, they can help them temporarily relieve hunger.
People practicing here won't take initiative to accept incense money from yard, even if they hold some activities, they won't collect money and people can come here free , no commission charged.
After doing their homework during day, they will read books in yard. In addition to reading these ancient books, they also need to understand current situation. In course of daily practice, they gradually get acquainted with astronomy, geography, an outstanding monk with a broad outlook.
Second, I will go to Huazhai every year
In Journey to West, three disciples of Tang Seng can often be seen going to houses of locals for alms to fill stomachs of their teacher and student.
And food they melted will be given to Tang Seng for a single distribution, and sometimes they can't melt food, so all they have to do is starve.
The monks living in Daoyuan Temple will go to some nearby places for alms at certain times of year, and they will not go to places that sell food along way, and will not accept money from passers-by past people because they have to strictly follow rules and cannot touch money for rest of their lives.
And they only accept food when offered. During time when they were absent, what they ate every day was obtained from people, and if they were very unlucky and no one wanted to feed them, then they starved for several days.
In process of begging for food, they will bring their pewter sticks, and people will know that they are coming just by giving them a little shake. They usually shake two or three times. many times will frighten people giving alms to them, if no one gives alms after shaking, they will just leave without alarming people.
After food has melted, they will turn it over and sit together, waiting for it to be distributed. During this period, if they come across some animals that did not die normally, they will bury them together, and if they see people killing animals, they will also advise them, after getting people's consent, they will hold release ceremony for these animals.