East Grove Temple

clip image002 thumb27 East Grove TempleBuilt in AD 386 by a monk named Hui Yuan during the Jin Dynasty, This temple is located in the western area of Lushan.

As an abbot in East Grove Temple for 36 years, he had a following of 1000 Shamen (or Buddhist monks). He led 123 learned monks and his favorite disciples to form a society known as “White Lotus”. They translated, annotated and collated Buddhist scriptures, and their society became the founder of the Pure Land (or Lotus) Sect of clip image004 thumb18 East Grove TempleOriental Buddhism. During the Eastern Jin Dynasty the Eminent Monk Buddhabhadra of Nepal and the Eminent Monk Buddhayasa of India visited the temple. East Grove Temple was in its prime in the Tang Dynasty. In AD 753 the Eminent Monk Jian Zhen travelled from Yangzhou to visit the temple, and then journeyed east t Japan to propagate Buddhism. It was thus the scriptures of East Grove Temple that were introduced into Japan. East Grove Temple has also contributed to China’s cultural exchange and friendly relations with Nepal and India as well as Japan.

Legends concerning Hui Yuan abound among the people of Lushan, the most popular perhaps being the one about Three Laughs Brook. Hui Yuan is said to have spent his time in meditation and seldom ventured beyond the brook before his temple. To guard the temple gate he kept a tiger there that would roar if Hui Yuan went beyond the brook. clip image006 thumb3 East Grove TempleThe poet Tao Yuanming and the Taoist priest Lu Xiujing used to visit Hui Yuan at the temple. And once when seeing his friends off the three were walking outside and wandered past the brook, the tiger roared, evoking laughter from all three, and so the name Three Laughs Brook stuck.

To the west of East Grove Temple stands Thousand Buddha Pagoda, or West Grove Pagoda, as it is situated close to the temple, built nine years earlier than it. Today, after destruction by fire in war, only Thousand Buddha Pagoda built in the Tang Dynasty remains. Seven-storeyed and turret-shaped, it has multiple niches on every side.

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23 Responses to East Grove Temple

  1. fusu says:

    Namo Buddha, Namo Jain, Namo Kong Fuzi, Namo Moshe.

  2. fusu says:

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  3. fusu says:

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should work hard.

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  4. fusu says:

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    Can, could, may, might, shall, should, must etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes.

  5. fusu says:

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes.

  6. fusu says:

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes.

  7. fusu says:

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may be kind, one may be caring, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may be giving, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may be forbearing, one may be courteous/polite, one may be magnanimous.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes.

  8. fusu says:

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may be kind, one may care, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite, one may be magnanimous.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes.

  9. fusu says:

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may be kind, one may care, one may help, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite, one may be magnanimous.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes

  10. fusu says:

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may be kind, one may care, one may have ruth, one may help, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite, one may be magnanimous.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes

  11. fusu says:

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may be kind, one may care, one may have ruth, one may help, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite, one may be magnanimous.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes bar nothing.

  12. fusu says:

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may be kind, one may care, one may have ruth, one may help, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite, one may be magnanimous.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes bar nothing.

    Be good, beget goods, gather goods, become goodly, have goodness, give goods, leave goods, take goods.

  13. fusu says:

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may be kind, one may care, one may have ruth, one may help, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite, one may be magnanimous.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes bar nothing.

    Be good, beget goods, gather goods, become goodly, have goodness, give goods, leave goods, take goods.

    That which is becoming, comely, winsome and couth is beautiful, wonderful and lovely in bliss, blithe and mirth.

  14. fusu says:

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may be kind, one may care, one may have ruth, one may help, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite, one may be magnanimous.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes bar nothing.

    Be good, beget goods, gather goods, become goodly, have goodness, give goods, leave goods, take goods.

    That which is becoming, comely, winsome and couth is beautiful, wonderful and lovely in bliss, blithe and mirth.

    Few and slew of clue, fraught with thought, feed the deeds and let one follow as the beads leads.

  15. fusu says:

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may be kind, one may care, one may have ruth, one may help, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite, one may be magnanimous.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes bar nothing.

    Be good, beget goods, gather goods, become goodly, have goodness, give goods, leave goods, take goods.

    That which is becoming, comely, winsome and couth is beautiful, wonderful and lovely in bliss, blithe and mirth.

    Few and slew of clue, fraught with thought, feed the deeds and let one follow and wallow as the beads leads.

  16. fusu says:

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may be kind, one may care, one may have ruth, one may help, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite, one may be magnanimous.

    Dienst.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes bar nothing.

    Be good, beget goods, gather goods, become goodly, have goodness, give goods, leave goods, take goods.

    That which is becoming, behooving and couth is winsome, comely, beautiful, wonderful and lovely in bliss, blithe and mirth.

    Few and slew of clue, fraught with thought, feed the deeds and let one follow and wallow as the beads leads.

  17. fusu says:

    Guilt, sorrow, fear, worry, illth, weakness, sloth, lagging.

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may be kind, one may care, one may have ruth, one may help, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite, one may be magnanimous.

    Dienst.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes bar nothing.

    Be good, beget goods, gather goods, become goodly, have goodness, give goods, leave goods, take goods.

    That which is becoming, behooving and couth is winsome, comely, beautiful, wonderful and lovely in bliss, blithe and mirth.

    Few and slew of clue, fraught with thought, feed the deeds and let one follow and wallow as the beads leads.

  18. fusu says:

    Namo Iyyov.

    Guilt, sorrow, fear, worry, illth, weakness, sloth, lagging, lacking.

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may be kind, one may care, one may have ruth, one may help, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite, one may be magnanimous.

    Dienst.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes bar nothing.

    Be good, beget goods, gather goods, become goodly, have goodness, give goods, leave goods, take goods.

    That which is becoming, behooving and couth is winsome, comely, beautiful, wonderful and lovely in bliss, blithe and mirth: pat.

    Few and slew of clue, fraught with thought, feed the deeds and let one follow and wallow as the beads leads.

  19. fusu says:

    Guilt, sorrow, fear, worry, illth, weakness, sloth, loath, lagging, lacking.

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may be kind, one may care, one may have ruth, one may help, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite, one may be magnanimous.

    Dienst.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes bar nothing.

    Be good, beget goods, gather goods, become goodly, have goodness, give goods, leave goods, take goods.

    That which is becoming, behooving and couth is winsome, comely, beautiful, wonderful and lovely in bliss, blithe and mirth: pat.

    Few and slew of clue, fraught with thought, feed the deeds and let one follow and wallow as the beads leads.

  20. fusu says:

    Guilt, sorrow, fear, worry, illth, weakness, sloth, loath, lagging, lacking.

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may be kind, one may care, one may have ruth, one may help, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite/inconspicuous, one may be magnanimous.

    Dienst.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes bar nothing.

    Be good, beget goods, gather goods, become goodly, have goodness, give goods, leave goods, take goods.

    That which is becoming, behooving and couth is winsome, comely, beautiful, wonderful and lovely in bliss, blithe and mirth: pat.

    Few and slew of clue, fraught with thought, feed the deeds and let one follow and wallow as the beads leads.

  21. fusu says:

    Guilt, sorrow, fear, worry, illth, weakness, sloth, loath, lagging, lacking.

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may be kind, one may care, one may have ruth, one may help, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite/inconspicuous, one may be magnanimous, one may be auspicious.

    Dienst.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes bar nothing.

    Be good, beget goods, gather goods, become goodly, have goodness, give goods, leave goods, take goods.

    That which is becoming, behooving and couth is winsome, comely, beautiful, wonderful and lovely in bliss, blithe and mirth: pat.

    Few and slew of clue, fraught with thought, feed the deeds and let one follow and wallow as the beads leads.

  22. fusu says:

    Guilt, sorrow, fear, worry, illth, weakness, sloth, loath, lagging, lacking.

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may forsake, one may be kind, one may care, one may have ruth, one may help, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite/inconspicuous, one may be magnanimous, one may be auspicious.

    Dienst.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes bar nothing.

    Be good, beget goods, gather goods, become goodly, have goodness, give goods, leave goods, take goods.

    That which is becoming, behooving and couth is winsome, comely, beautiful, wonderful and lovely in bliss, blithe and mirth: pat.

    Few and slew of clue, fraught with thought, feed the deeds and let one follow and wallow as the beads leads.

  23. fusu says:

    Guilt, sorrow, fear, worry, illth, weakness, sloth, loath, lagging, lacking.

    One should not drink, one should not smoke, one should not swear, one should not take drugs, one should not lie, one should not boast, one should not be greedy, one should not be envious, one should not be selfish, one should not cheat, one should not steal, one should not gamble, one should not bet, one should not be gullible, one should not pleasure oneself, one should not be lazy, one should be humble, one should work hard.

    One may forsake, one may be kind, one may care, one may have ruth, one may help, one may forgive, one may forgo, one may love, one may give, one may be generous, one may be fair, one may share, one may forbear, one may be courteous/polite/inconspicuous, one may have etiquette, one may be magnanimous, one may be auspicious.

    Dienst.

    Can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should, must, has to etc. can be used as one wants and as one wishes bar nothing.

    Be good, beget goods, gather goods, become goodly, have goodness, give goods, leave goods, take goods.

    That which is becoming, behooving and couth is winsome, comely, beautiful, wonderful and lovely in bliss, blithe and mirth: pat.

    Few and slew of clue, fraught with thought, feed the deeds and let one follow and wallow as the beads leads.

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