Ascetic Koubai Road

Ascetic Koubai Road

People alive is a kind of practice. Shi Zhenghong original in Zhejiang Ashoka Temple practice, inspired by the tomb forest monk ascetic practice, decided to take the three step one bow pilgrimage to Mount Putuo, Mount Jiuhua, the Mount Wutai way, Mount Emei Chinese four great Buddhist mountains, the completion of Cathay name, pray for good world, Duane rehabilitated desire, also let oneself enlightenment practice. Starting from September 9, 2003, after 18 months, he has arrived at the Mount Putuo, Anhui Mount Jiuhua a Buddism godness Guanyin Bodhisattva Earth Store Bodhisattva Manjusri Bodhisattva Daochang, Mount Wutai, Sichuan Kok Yuen temple, the end is in Sichuan Mount Emei Samantabhadra daochang. (picture / text Liang Shujing)

Ascetic Koubai Road

In March 29, 2015, an ascetic along national highway 108 has bowed to Sichuan Sichuan JIANMENGUAN customs territory, his pilgrimage road entered the countdown, him closer and closer to the finish.

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The worship of the hardships of the road one can imagine, he with “extremely admire” way to measure the spiritual path, this seemingly “self mutilation” way, let his forehead, knees, feet are covered with thick dead cocoon. Every time it rains after water, cocoon will his feet off, and then grow new blood, it is the most painful.

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2014 arrival in mid November, Qinling Mountains Zhongnan mountain. (Shi Zhenghong mobile phone photography)

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On his way to worship, the cold when reached more than 20 degrees below zero, the highest temperature reached 50 degrees, the environment one can imagine. This is a fusion of heart, body and sweat and belief worship, each step, he will leave sweat marks on the road, seeping into the ground.

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He said, “then the risks and the difficult way is not a bit difficult, rare is the heart, heart once floats, distracting thoughts cannot be ruled out, you will fail!”

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“Where the heart is, where is the foot, feet in the day where, where, where is the day, to where”, the individuality signature Shi Zhenghong seems to be to “harmony” realm of searching.

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“It is out fate!” This is a great refrain. To Jianmenshudao Jianmen Pass along the core area, the thousand year old cypress stand in two lines, he said I, and Cooper and Shudao fate, to reach the Millennium tree, this is my practice to Fu, they looked at me, I must be a good bow down.

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Almost noon, ascetic to the 108 National Road 2005 kilometers.

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Noon lunch along the way.

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Water, is the main “food he three meals a day”. The main to meals around the donor midway alms food, but because he be shabby in dress, canopy first sight, some you think he is not normal, not relief. He had to drink mountain spring mainly to add physical fitness, the most he drink a day more than 50 listen to the water.

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Sometimes, some donors will give him drink.

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Along the way he meets the temple worship. Chart for March 29, 2015, Shi Zhenghong bowed himself Jiange Kok Yuen temple.

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Using mobile phone travel record and worshipped the course.

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Every night at the find place to rest, he pitched a tent, to the donor’s family full of electricity for their own mobile phone, finish after dinner, didn’t have time to read the sutra.

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Be fatigued with the journey of Shi Zhenghong optimistic, strong, a wide circle of friends. Since the road, his hands flat computer added throughout the country a man tens of thousands of people, every day he uploaded a scenic road and heart, say hello to everyone, also welcomed everyone’s praise, support him through.

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Shi Zhenghong just after her own sewing patchwork. A lot of cloth is from people Jahwa edge to the, then sew up his.

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Daily homework — Meditation regularly.

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The 65 year old Wu De monk, was master Shi Zhenghong in the temple Ashoka friends heard, March 28th master Shi Zhenghong make light of travelling a thousand li arrived in Jianmen Pass, from Mianyang Baiyun cave temple came to Jiange to meet, to escort him to the Mount Emei. But understanding the character of physical reasons, do not know can send him to God, only one step is a step. He cooked a bowl of hot noodles rare for Shi Zhenghong

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Tidy up the tent, cleared her left “traces”, ready to hit the road again. He said, not because of my arrival affect visitors.

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Before starting a good map, know the next station.

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Donor and an ascetic group photo.

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“Amitabha, peace and good fortune is with us!” This is Shi Zhenghong’s greeting. Expected to May he can arrive at the destination, come to a successful issue. I wish you a happy voyage. To him!

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