Poor temple in Liaoning, all women in temple sleep 4 hours a day, eat one meal and forbid pilgrims to donate money
In our country, for vast majority of Chinese, Xinyang religion is Buddhism. That's why various cities in China, even some temples in small towns of third level, are very famous, popular and admired.
Especially during Chinese New Year temples in different regions can attract many people to worship. Therefore, in minds of Chinese temples have a very important and irreplaceable meaning.
Today, let's take a look at Daoyuan Temple, a temple in Liaoning Province, China. Because all monks at Daoyuan Temple are female monks, which we often call nuns. Therefore, many locals also called Daoyuan Temple Daoyuan Nunnery.
The original source of this temple, Daoyuan Temple, was designed and led by a holy monk of famous Dabei Temple. Everyone knows that Dabei Temple is most devout and high-level Buddhist temple in my country, so a temple built by monks of Dabei Temple naturally attracts many monks.
No, the first female monk to join this temple building was Bhikkuni Myaorong. Therefore, when temple was completed, Bhikkhuni Myaorang became first female abbess of this temple, and she is also abbess at present time. Miaorong Bhikkuni named temple Daoyuan Temple and began recruiting a large number of female monks.
According to special rules and regulations, Daoyuan Temple recruited female monks, which increased from 17 at beginning to 130 this year.
According to tourists who visited Daoyuan Temple. The monks at Daoyuan Temple have relatively large characteristics, and temple's internal rules and regulations are also relatively strict. To summarize, female monks of Daoyuan Temple have following characteristics.
1. The color of nuns' clothes is mostly grey. Female monks are forbidden to wear very bright clothes, because in eyes of public, bright colors represent a disorderly and impetuous heart that practitioners should feel.
2, female monks must maintain faith in absence of a desire for money. The Daoyuan Temple stipulates that female monks should not rely on money. For money, it really should be considered non-existent, such a thing does not exist.
3. Female monks must eat one piece a day and sleep four hours a day.
4. Female monks regularly go out for 15 days. On way, they can rely only on themselves and beg for alms. The Daoyuan Temple stipulates that every female monk must travel regularly for half a month, that is, go out in order to survive for half a month. All food needed on way was obtained by begging.
5. Female monks are prohibited from accepting private gifts from visitors, and all offerings from visitors are given to temple for daily use.
6. Female monks must visit Dabei Temple regularly to study eight aspects and practice Taoism.
In current era of luxury and materialism. Most people are arrogant, impulsive, competitive, seeking fame and fortune. Everyone doesn't want to lose to others, and everyone wants to be leader of position.
Many people, especially today's young people, can never understand,Why these monks can get rid of their emotions and desires as a person, and have no desires and aspirations for everything in world. It can be said that such a realm can only be reached by immortals.
According to mistress of Daoyuan Temple, why can they be so sincere and ascetic. This is because temple is a Buddhist holy place to keep people's hearts pure.
The female monks who came to Daoyuan Temple had many different activities before they became monks. Some female monks are mothers, some female monks are ordinary office workers, and some female monks used to be in working elite.
The reason why they came to Daoyuan Temple to become monks is more because they are tired of intrigues and machinations of world. After having experienced too many paths of world, they simply want to return to nature, return to their native land, and return to their truest and most original self.
It is said that human nature is inherently good. Female monks firmly believe that when they become monks and go to Daoyuan Temple, they will be able to place themselves in purest world and keep original kindness and sincerity in their hearts.
Without public opinion from society, pressure from life, and worries from spirit, they can live freely and well. This is probably highest level of perfection.
Author's message: Modern young people really experience various mental stresses from life and work. There are many suicides due to depression. Here I suggest that young people learn from female monks of Daoyuan Temple.
Of course, studying here does not mean that young people have to study to become monks. Becoming a monk is not primary goal. The main goal is to tune your mentality, allow yourself to learn to let go of impulsivity and anxiety, allow yourself to calm down and better cope with various difficulties of life in order to enjoy. yourself a better life.