How beautiful is capital under cassock? Abbot Shi Yongxing bought land for 450 million yuan and owns 18 companies
China is a martial arts force. This is first impression many foreigners have of China. From their point of view, it seems that every Chinese knows how to practice kung fu< /strong> Chinese writers and military generals of all dynasties are inseparable from history, but nowadays, in many Chinese films released on foreign big screens, there are fight scenes.
For many foreigners, most famous Chinese movie stars are Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. The two exacerbated foreigners' obsession with saying that Chinese knew kung fu.
But for Chinese themselves, Chinese kung fu is really proud of Chinese people, and Chinese themselves have deep feelings for Chinese kung fu from master Various martial arts novels written by Jin Yong and many short stories written by Mr. . All kinds of fairy tales, romance novels, fantasy novels and Chinese kung fu are all necessary ingredients.
When it comes to Chinese Kung Fu, there are hundreds of schools, each with its own characteristics, but most famous among them is Henan Shaolin Temple. , Shaolin Kung Fu is best in world", this is an image of Chinese Kung Fu.
Shaolin Temple is located in Henan Province, at foot of Wuru Peak, Songshan Mountain, Zhengzhou City. Because mountain on which it is located is called Shaoshi Mountain, and temple is hidden deep in dense jungle, so it is a Shaolin temple.
Shaolin Temple is not only birthplace of Chinese Kung Fu, but also one of birthplaces of Chinese Zen Buddhism. In China, Chinese Buddhism> The story of occupier and his high status was first built in 19th year of Taihe in Northern Wei Dynasty, and has a history of more than 1500 years.
Because it is a temple or organization, it must have its own leaders. We usually call him Rector, which is taken from "To live and support" strong> in literal sense, this is a person who directs ups and downs, large and small affairs of temple, and, certainly a person who transmits Dharma on behalf of Buddha and continues wisdom of Buddha< /strong>.
We usually also hear title abbot. Abbot usually refers to a person, a great monk of great accomplishment and high moral character, rather than a temple manager, but he also has influence over people in temple, and half of that influence comes from his prestige, not his status.
When it comes to people of high morals and prestige in Shaolin, one cannot fail to mention Shi Yongxin. Shi Yongxin is abbot of Shaolin Temple in Songshan Mountains, he has extremely deep cultivation and martial arts. Modern people may not have opportunity to see how deep Shi Yongxin's kung fu is.
However, Shi Xiaolong, Wang Baoqiang, and others we know are all his students. Although Shi Yongxin himself is not obvious, many students under his name are enough to prove that he has unique skills Yes, not only martial arts, but also essence of a warrior.
Of course, Shaolin Temple may have today's popularity and achievements, and this is inseparable from promotion of Shi Yongxin. Martial arts alone are not enough. The current Shaolin Temple has a range of influence in world strong>, inseparable from Shi Yongxin's painful and lonely achievements for more than a decade.
Through his efforts, Shaolin Temple is famous not only for its kung fu, but also as a world famous tourist attraction, and more and more people understand Chinese Zen culture here. Shi Yongxin successfully commercialized Shaolin Temple, boosting local economy.
Shi Yongxin has been devoted to Buddhism since childhood. He fled to Buddhism in 1981. After three years of hard travel, he returned to Shaolin Temple and began to help then owner run temple. In 1987, he took on important task of running Shaolin Temple.
At that time, Shaolin Temple was dilapidated and conditions were harsh. Even simplest food and clothing became extremely difficult. Fortunately, Shi Yongxing accepted challenge and founded company.The introduction of technologies such as modern Internet, sending disciples abroad, and gradual commercialization of Shaolin Temple all make Shaolin Temple extraordinary.
But with change of Shaolin Temple, there are also many voices questioning and objecting, believing that Shaolin Temple should be a pure land of Buddhism, but it is too polluted by business. Some netizens also found that there are 18 different companies listed under Shi Yongxin's name, and they are involved in many fields such as catering, clothing, culture, and so on.
Some people also say that many temple monks privately wear famous brands, high-quality mobile phones, watches, etc., and in April 2022, the Shaolin Temple offered 450 million yuan for a plot of commercial land in Zhengzhou City and etc. Amazing sayings and practices.
The author believes that being in one's position strives for one's own government, views of netizens to a certain extent represent views of public, doubts are inevitable in development of anything, and after all, Shaolin Temple What was dilapidated at beginning attracted attention of people all over world and brought immeasurable cultural power to local area and even to all of China.
Therefore, author believes that there is no need to criticize him too much, because under leadership of Shi Yongxin, Shaolin Temple went out into world, made world understand and see traditional Chinese Buddhist culture, and also awakened people around world. As for Chinese Zen culture, in terms of this significant contribution, we cannot turn a blind eye to it.