Chengtian Temple is located on the east side of Nanjun Lane opposite Chengtian Lane in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province. It is also known as Platform Temple. It was built from the end of Baoda in the Southern Tang Dynasty to the beginning of Zhongxing (957-958 A.D.). It has been renovated many times in past dynasties. It is also known as the three jungles of Quanzhou, including "spotless", "Meishengxiang" and other wonders. In fact, it's not far from the Yuan Temple. It takes about half an hour to follow the navigation. When you first see the mountain gate, it's not so conspicuous. You think it's a small temple, but when you enter it, you have a different world. The entrance to the mountain gate is a 4.6-metre wide, 99.6-metre long, 458.16-metre-wide Yongdao, south of Yongdao, seven Buddhist pagodas with banyan trees planted between them. There are "tower without bird habitat", "banyan without wall", "fly does not face the sky" scenery. On the South wall, there are Master Hongyi's handwriting "Amitabha Buddha in the South" "ascending to the Supreme Tao, gaining the right Dharma flow", "good enlightenment without hindrance, eternal peace" and other Zen enlightenment. On the North wall, there are two stone tablets "Ancient Cast Money Site" and "Revolutionary Site". On the south side of Yongdao lies a stone tablet for the protection of cultural relics of Quanzhou Municipal People's Government. The end of Yongdao turned north into a dense temple building, all sitting north to south. This is different from the general pattern of the temple entrance is the main hall. Turning to the main hall, the central axis of the temple is distributed in turn with the Temple of Heaven, the Hall of Maitreya, the Hall of Majesty, the Hall of Fatherhood, the Hall of Manjushu, and the Eastern Axis: the Yuanchangyuan, the Guangqin Monk Library, the old monastery, the new monastery, the guest hall, the Dragon King Temple, the Five Views Hall, the former site of Nanyuan, the Great Pessimism Pavilion, the Memorial Hall of Master Huiquan, the Zen Hall, the Nirvana Hal There are Kaishan Hall, Zen Hall, Guangxiao Temple, Wang Gong Temple, Liugong Temple, Gong De Hall, Xu Gong Temple and so on on on the West axis. Today there are only Tanyue Wang Gong Temple . The weather was fine, and I felt relaxed and happy walking in it. Chengtian Temple was more like a hermit hiding in prosperity and a place of peace than the visitors of Kaiyuan Temple such as knitting.
There are no two ways to enter, there is no limit to freedom. The inscription of the salmon tone at the entrance is attractive enough to move forward slowly. The platform and other courtyard are in sight. It brings surprise again. Faced with such a hurried visitor as me, the image of Master Hongyi in the door seems calm and unconscious. Whether Master Hongyi was so indifferent to people years ago, after taking pictures of the flowers after the rain, it won't disturb me. It is worth mentioning that during the Anti-Japanese War, some people asked Master Hongyi ("Japan invaded us and carried out the Three Light Policy, Buddhism teaches people not to kill lives, if they go to the battlefield, what Buddhists do, do they break the precepts?" The Master answered ("Buddha never forget patriotism, in order to defend the motherland, Buddhists should also participate in the Anti-Japanese War and fight bravely against the enemy in the front, this is not killing lives, but resistance, not breaking the precepts. " Master Hongyi finally recited a poem "Red Chrysanthemum" - "Pavilion Chrysanthemum, a high-standard evening festival. What color of clouds is red, martyrs bleed at night. The famous phrase "Save Buddha without forgetting to save Buddha, Save Buddha must read Buddha" is written in the platform academy. The monks of Chengtian Temple recalled that one day, when Master Hongyi was eating in the dining hall of Chengtian Temple, he couldn't help but weep and say to his disciples, "The millet we ate, the water we drank from Wenling, as a Buddha, at this time, we could not alleviate the difficulties of our country in the event that it was too hard for us to show our dignity in order to release the Buddha. All the disciples wept when they heard the words. Since then, Master Hongyi began his lecture. After his lecture, he hangs a hall written by him - "Buddha never forgets to save the country, and Buddha must be recited to save the country". His postscript says - "Buddha, Jueye. When we realize the truth, we can swear to sacrifice our lives, sacrifice everything and advance bravely. Rescue the country. Therefore, to save our country, we must read Buddha. There are two "Free Life Pools" in front of Daxiong Palace. There are a lot of fish in it. They are so big that they are scared to see. What's interesting is that there are two "Flying Towers" beside the pool. There is also a myth and legend about the origins of these towers - "It is said that there was a Taiwanese traveler who held two towers in his hands and made a quartet. One day, the towers disappeared. Later, Buddha gave him a dream, saying that he could return only if he found the brake and the real place to stand. Later, the Taiwanese monk went to Quanzhou to find the Chengtian Temple in Baosha and settled in it. Soon, as expected, the towers came and stood in front of Daxiong Palace. The name is "Flying Tower". The stele "the incarnation of Master Hongyi" is located at the small gate, and the inscription is the calligraphy of Master Rao Zongyi. The pattern at the bottom of the stele reflects the realm of Master Hongyi's poem "Spring Flower is full of branches and the moon is round in the center of heaven". Think about the four characters left by Master Hongyi "the intersection of sorrow and joy" and Su Manshu "all sentiments are free from obstacles" maybe the former is the homeland feeling that can not be put aside, and the latter is the life experience that is finally put aside. Of course, this is only speculation, the parties how to think, there is no way to know.
Chengtian Temple is also a well-known Millennium ancient temple, although its next door is a primary school, the door is a noisy road, but into the temple, suddenly feel everything is clean. There are towering ancient trees in the temple, but the palaces seem to have been reconstructed in modern times, and there are not too many ancient traces. It is said that most of the monuments here were destroyed in the Cultural Revolution, which is a pity. Chengtian Temple is also adjacent to a small ancestral hall of the three kings of Kaimin, built in memory of the great beneficiaries of the late Tang Dynasty, Wang's three brothers.
2017.39 to Chengtian Temple. Chengtian Temple was built in the Southern Tang Dynasty in 958 AD, more than 1,000 years ago. Master Hongyi hangs Xihongfa here, where he incarnates after his death. Master Shari is dedicated to Qingyuan Mountain in Quanzhou and Hupao Temple in Hangzhou.
Several Song Dynasty Buddhist pagodas are reserved. They arrive at 4:00 p.m. and they are just chanting sutras. They are profound in Buddhist Dharma and need to study hard. Later, I learned that Master Hongyi was cremated here. Several young people were playing Taiji. Quanzhou is really a place where many religions converge, and its tolerance is obvious.
Chengtian Temple is on the side of the road, the gate is not eye-catching, the entrance is a long road, the south side of the long road is sheltered under the banyan tree shade seven pagodas, the end of the long road left-hand into the temple. The ancient trees in the temple are towering, even in the hot summer, they make people feel at ease. The two stone lions in front of the temple hall are novel and delicate in shape and have a good laugh. The stone lion base in front of the incense burner is the most magical. The four floors are carved with lotus flowers, eight diagrams and domes, which fully reflects the exchange and convergence of Buddhism, Taoism and Islam in Quanzhou.
No tickets, get off the train, go to Kaiyuan Temple first, then drip, less than 10 yuan. I went there at noon. On a hot day, there was nobody. There was a man selling four-fruit soup at the door. Then prepare to go to Tianhou Palace and eat the next Bingzhengtang Four Fruit Soup.
Chengtian Temple is a thousand-year-old temple in Quanzhou. It was built in the Tang Dynasty. Many statues and sculptures are relics of the Tang Dynasty and are full of the charm of the peak period of the Tang Dynasty. The temple is very large and there are many buildings. This is the most prosperous temple in southern Fujian. Whether you are a Buddhist or not, you should come here for a visit.
Located in the bustling area of Quanzhou ancient city, Nanjun Lane has two entrances, and the main entrance is beside Jinguang Primary School. After entering, the winding path leads to seclusion, and the quiet in the bustle makes the center of the time calm and peaceful. There are the old residence of Master Hongyi and the calligraphy "Quannan Buddhist Kingdom" written by Zhang Ruitu. There are several grand halls in the temple. Chengtian Temple is close to Bell Tower, Zhongshan Street and Qingjing Temple of Guandi Temple, the Confucian Temple. It takes about 10 minutes to walk. It's good to have accommodation and hotels around.
Chengtian Temple is one of the most famous and important temples in Quanzhou. In Nanjun Road, the main entrance is good. Today, we will talk about the scenery of the back entrance. At the intersection, there are three kings'temples in Fujian. After entering, there are stone pagodas in Song Dynasty, incarnations of Master Hongyi, temples of Dharma and Great Sadness Hall. Then we can go to the main entrance and come out of the main entrance.