Somehow, I missed temple 8 – goofing off on a pilgrimage – not a good idea, but here we are at Horin-ji Temple in Awa City, Japan.
In English, one would call this temple, the Dharma Wheel Temple. The name reminds me of a television series I occasionally watched called Lost. Bunch of people on an island…they were lost. Creative title. (Laughing) The word Dharma, as in Dharma Initiative, appeared in the show but had nothing to do with the Dharma Wheel Temple. I thought it was a good television series but please, excuse my digression.
What is important about Dharma Wheel Temple is Shaka Nyorai, the Buddha honored, and appears as a statue in repose position – quite uncommon in Japan. Also, a local belief is one may find healing for any feet or waist afflictions. Perfect spot for pilgrims with blisters, yes?
Today’s haiku comes as a hope that one day world peace would reign as supreme power…
crowd of carved figures,
share mystical divine gifts
– one world family
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Inspiration: Carpe Diem #394 Horinji temple 9
*I’m running behind on everything from visiting and commenting but please know I will be catching up with you readers. My apologies. 😦
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