Fo Guang Shan. Spent half of my day in the museum. Even tho I am not a Buddhist, but I found this monastery is very beautiful, peaceful and charming. Without further explanation how incredible is the architecture, this museum also attracts me about the history of the Buddha himself and also the founder of this monastery, Master Hsing Yun. A must visit for you who happen to be in Kaoshiung.
Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. Instead of carrying your past mistakes around with you, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones. A foundation to take you higher. • Thank you twenty-ish, it was a roller coaster ride with full of happiness, surprises, thrills, pains and sadness too. For the people who contented and comforted me, thank you; and for the people whom I hurt, my sincere apologies always. Lessons learnt for the better self. There are things beyond my power and will and I can’t control them no matter how. Reality might not turn as I planned. I am a human being, who does wrong doings and hurt people too. If so, ask forgiveness and let go the regret. • 30th: self control, emotion and problems acknowledgement, less overthinking.
The Qingshui Cliff and Eternal Spring Shrine. • Travel along the East Coast of Taiwan is very scenic. A lot of tunnels for railway and road are built through the mountains and between the tunnels we can enjoy mountain view and The Great Pacific scenery. It took decades to completely finish them in this harsh terrain. Even worse, the region gets hit by typhoon almost every year. In addition, the longest tunnel in Taiwan is located here with a length of 10.307 km.
The most well known temple in Taiwan, the Mengjia Longshan Temple is located in the most historic neighborhood in Taipei. It has survived for almost 300 hundred years, including the bombing raids during WW II by the Americans. Taipei residents have continuously renovated and improved the temple and the surrounding grounds without much help from government agencies or wealthy benefactors. Therefore, the locals take pride in the fact that every stone and carving was paid by donations from the community. It is a wonderful temple with the mixture of Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian faiths.
Just a regular bench in Quinta da Regaleira park. • 📸: @hellohendry
The initiation well. • 📸: @hellohendry (first slide )