Buddhist temples are common places of nostalgia and seclusion on the journey. Understanding some basic religious knowledge and taboos will enrich the tourism. Now follow 360 common sense net to understand!
Three door Palace
The gate of the temple is generally three doors standing side by side, that is, a gate in the middle and a small gate on both sides, so it is also called three gate hall. Entering the three door hall, there is a King Kong on both sides, namely the night fork God of the guard Buddha. Because he holds a King Kong pestle, it is also called "holding King Kong". It is said that there are five hundred "holding Vajra" in front of Buddha.
Hall of Heavenly Kings
进入三门后的第一重殿，前供弥勒菩萨，面朝南；后奉韦驮天，面向北。东西两旁供奉四大天王，东方天王“提多罗咤”，意为持国，即能护卫国土，是帝释天的主乐神，持琵琶，护东方弗提婆（胜）洲人民；南方天王“毗琉璃”，意为增长，即能使他人增 长善根，持剑，护南方阎浮提（胜金）洲人民；西方天王“毗留博叉”，意为广目，即能以慧眼观察、守护民众，金龙缠手，护西瞿耶尼（牛货）洲人民；北方天王“毗沙门”，意为多闻，即有大福 的大德，能保护民众财富，持伞，护北郁单越（胜处）洲人民。四大天王也就是俗称的“四大金刚”。其实，在中，金刚和天王是完全不同的神灵。
The first hall behind the three gates is for Maitreya Bodhisattva to face south, and Wei tuotian to face north. On both sides of the East and the west, there are four heavenly kings, the eastern heavenly king "tituroza", which means to hold the state, that is, to protect the land, the main music God of emperor Shitian, to hold pipa, to protect the people of Eastern fortiva (Shengzhou); the Southern Heavenly King "piluoli", which means to increase, that is, to make others grow good roots, to hold swords, to protect the people of southern yanfuti (Shengjin); the Western heavenly king "piluobocha", which means to protect the people of southern yanfuti (Shengjin) The purpose is to observe and protect the people with a keen eye, and to protect the people of xiqu'erni (cattle) continent with a golden dragon in hand; the northern king of heaven "Pisan" means to hear a lot, that is, to have great virtue, to protect the wealth of the people, to hold an umbrella, and to protect the people of Yudan Yue (Shengchu) continent in the north. The four kings of heaven are also known as the "four King Kong". In fact, in Buddhism, King Kong and the king of heaven are totally different gods.
Maitreya is a disciple of Sakyamuni. He is from nantianzhu. He was born in doupitian. There are also people who speak of the cloth bag monk as the incarnation of Maitreya Bodhisattva. It comes from the Fenghua area of Zhejiang Province in the Five Dynasties. There are often monks with cloth bags who educate the people and believers. When the monk died, he left a verse, "Maitreya true Maitreya, which is more than 10 billion yuan, shows that people are not aware of themselves at all times", which just revealed the mystery.
Weituotian, also known as Weituo Bodhisattva, is said to be a general under the southern emperor of heaven. Because he often traveled around the southeast and West three continents (no family in the North Continent) to protect the monks, he gradually built weituotian statue in the temple for worship after the Song Dynasty.
That is, the main hall of the temple, also known as the main hall, to worship Sakyamuni Buddha. Mahavir means to praise the high prestige of Sakyamuni Buddha.
Sakyamuni Buddha, the leader of Buddhism, is a prince of Sakyamuni people in India. He became a Buddhist and founded Buddhism, so he is called Sakyamuni Buddha. Sakyamuni Buddha usually has two statues of bhikkhs, the old one is called "the Buddha of Gaye", and later generations call him the first ancestor after Nirvana; the young one is called "the Buddha of Ananda", and later generations call him the second ancestor after nirvana.
It's not right for people to call Sakyamuni Buddha Buddha Buddha. The word "Tathagata" refers to "Tathagata in one's heart", which is the common name of all Buddhas. As long as one obtains the fruits of Buddha, he can be called Tathagata. Therefore, "Tathagata" is another appellation of "Buddha".
When visiting the temple, the monks should be called "teachers" and "mages", and the presiding monks should be called "elders", "abbots" and "Zen masters"; the monks in the Lama Temple are called "lamas", that is, the meaning of "gurus"; it is forbidden to call directly "monks", "family members", or other insulting names.
When meeting with monks, the common way of salute is to put one hand on the chest or put one hand on the chest, and slightly lower the head; do not shake hands, hug, touch the monk's head and other improper behaviors.
When talking with monks, they should not mention killing, marriage, or eating fishy meat, so as not to arouse their antipathy.
In the temple, you should not make any noise, comment or ridicule; smoking, touching Buddha statues, turning scriptures, ringing bells and drums, etc. are prohibited; religious implements such as amulets and beads worn by monks are not allowed to be touched; in case of Buddhist activities, you should stand still or quietly leave.