Buddha

During the Cultural Revolution, numerous Buddhist artifacts were destroyed. (Image: Public Domain)

One Man’s Karma for Destroying a Buddha Statue

From the moment the Chinese Communist Party was established, it advocated atheism. This was especially true during the Cultural Revolution, when numerous Buddhist temples, Taoist shrines, churches, and other places of worship were destroyed, while countless statues and religious relics…

Udumbara flowers found on an outdoor mat. (Image: Trisha Haddock / Vision Times)

Finding Udumbara Flowers!

The name udumbara comes from the ancient Sanskrit language, meaning an auspicious flower from heaven. Udumbara flowers are a tiny white tulip-shaped flower that grows on a white thread-like stem.

The Buddha’s bead chain was enshrined in a temple on a high cliff face. (Image:  wikimedia  /  CC0 1.0) CC BY 3.0)

The Buddha’s Bead Chain

The Buddha’s bead chain was enshrined in a temple on a high cliff face. There was only one dangerous trail down the shear cliff face for the temple’s monks to get to the nearby village for provisions, and lay people…

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One Man’s Karma for Destroying a Buddha Statue

From the moment the Chinese Communist Party was established, it advocated atheism. This was especially true during the Cultural Revolution, when numerous Buddhist temples, Taoist shrines, churches, and other places…

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Finding Udumbara Flowers!

The name udumbara comes from the ancient Sanskrit language, meaning an auspicious flower from heaven. Udumbara flowers are a tiny white tulip-shaped flower that grows on a white thread-like stem.

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The Buddha’s Bead Chain

The Buddha’s bead chain was enshrined in a temple on a high cliff face. There was only one dangerous trail down the shear cliff face for the temple’s monks to…

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China’s Famous Landmarks: Leshan Giant Buddha

The Leshan Giant Buddha, located in China’s Sichuan Province, is the world’s largest stone Buddha, and is one of China’s famous landmarks. The statue faces Mount Emei, and is located…

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A Girl’s Journey to Enlightenment

In Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces during the Yuan Dynasty, there was a flood that submerged many villages and farmlands. Fortunately, it happened in the daytime, so many people who got…

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The Story of the Monkey King

One of the most famous Chinese legends concerns the Monkey King, or Sun Wukong, known to the Chinese as a character from Journey to the West, one of China’s classic…

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Story of a Beggar and His Pearl

Once upon a time, a poor man went to visit his relative, and was warmly welcomed with a feast. At the end of the night, he became drunk and fell asleep…

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The Emerald Buddha That Couldn’t Be Moved

The Dragon King Temple, located in Suyu County, Jiangsu Province, was built in the early Ming Dynasty, and had its heyday during the Qing Dynasty. Ancient Qing emperors often visited…