Monk makes footprints in monastery floorboards

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Monk makes footprints in monastery floorboards

Postby kirtu » Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:01 pm

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From Buddhistchannel.tv
Hua Chi, a 70-year-old monk has been praying in the same exact spot for over 20 years creating an exact footprint into the centuries old wood of a monastery.

The Chinese monk arrives every day at the steps of the temple and prostrates himself thousands of times every day and has done so for two decades.

Every day before sunrise, he arrives at the temple steps, places his feet in his footprints and bends down to pray a few thousand times before walking around the temple.

The footprints are 1.2 inches deep where the balls of his feet have pressed into the wood.


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Re: Monk makes footprints in monastery floorboards

Postby smcj » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:32 am

Not everybody feels the need to go straight to Dzogchen.

70 years old and doing 1,000 prostrations a day. That's pretty impressive for a guy that age.
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Re: Monk makes footprints in monastery floorboards

Postby Grigoris » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:10 pm

smcj wrote:Not everybody feels the need to go straight to Dzogchen.

70 years old and doing 1,000 prostrations a day. That's pretty impressive for a guy that age.
Are you saying there are activities that are not Dzogchen?
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Re: Monk makes footprints in monastery floorboards

Postby smcj » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:04 pm

Sherab Dorje wrote:
smcj wrote:Not everybody feels the need to go straight to Dzogchen.

70 years old and doing 1,000 prostrations a day. That's pretty impressive for a guy that age.
Are you saying there are activities that are not Dzogchen?

That depends on who you talk to. Much of my early education was with the Gelugpas, who have a "causal vehicle" perspective. They see enlightenment as the product of the accumulation of a sufficient stock of merit and awareness. So basically my short answer to your question is yes.
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Re: Monk makes footprints in monastery floorboards

Postby Mkoll » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:47 pm

It seems that man has no shortage of faith and the drive to cultivate faith. It should be very helpful in the long run.
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Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa


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