2013年5月23日木曜日

Quiet place - one of my favorites




Even the temple near here is so crowded, this place still keeps quietness. 
That is why I like this temple. The entrance road to the gate is really easing.
I can't show you how the place is impressive with the picture. 

Ho-nen-in temple. When you are walking along Philosopher's path from Ginkakuji temple, you will find a small wooden sign which says "Honen-in" A few minute walk from here brings you to this quiet place.

The great monk, Ho-nen, who started Jodo-shu sect used to chant a prayer to the Budda, He was always chanting a prayer here. saying " Namiamu dabutsu"which is said to take you to the paradise in the heaven after your death.
When you walk in through the rusty gate, you will see two mound of sand. This expresses water.
Just walking between the two, you will be purified by the water.

 Except the special occasion, we can't enter the inside of the hall. But just walking around in the precinct is enough to satisfy and ease you.
Why don't you drop in at this temple on the way from Ginkakuji temple to Nanzenji temple?

Time 6AM to 4PM









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