February Pilgrimage: Horinji Temple, 9

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

haiku, carpe diem, writing challenge,

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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. 😦

Photo source: Wikimedia.org | Atsumi-spa-nehanzo

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29 thoughts on “February Pilgrimage: Horinji Temple, 9

    • Sun says:

      you may be right, Milu…i’m not sure where this reclined Buddha really resides… but it’s a cool photograph. 😛
      thanks for walking along…

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    • Sun says:

      you changed your gravatar and it’s a beauty…did not recognize you at first. thank you kindly, Managua, as your words give much needed encouragement. okay, must get back to the pilgrimage…[smiling]

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    • Sun says:

      Lost was a great series, too bad i missed so many episodes especially at the end…wah. i must try to find the collection. 😛 Happy Valentine’s Day, Rommel!

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  1. Otto von Münchow says:

    It really looks like a beautiful place for a temple. And yes, don’t worry about being behind. It happens to us all – all the time. Just know that we are happy you are sharing your thoughts and insights here on this blog.

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    • Sun says:

      thank you for your kind words of encouragement, Otto. i think it was a week meant for me to set aside the blog time to rejuvenate. i appreciate your support.

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