Arriving Bodhgaya / 菩提伽耶 (1) 抵達

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The train stopped at early morning at a nice spot opposite a village.

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Family waiting for train early in the morning in a station before Bodhgaya. In order not to miss our stop, we started waiting at 8am. The scheduled arrival time was 9:13 , but we didn’t make it until almost 11am.

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First thing in Bodhgaya is to find a place to stay for the next few days. We chose the Chinese Temple because it is close to the main site Mahabodhi Temple and I was told that their guest room facing Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s stupa. My room’s view is so nice that I can even see the Mahabodhi Temple in distance.

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This is the Vajra Seat, where Shakyamuni attained enlightenment 2500 years ago. This is one of the 4 holy sites for Buddhists (the other three being Lumbini, Saranath, Kusinagara). The bodhi tree is the 4th generation from the original one!

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Mahabodhi Temple was said to be built by Ashoka  It was buried in the dirt, which help avoid being destroyed by the Muslim. The main shrine room housing the central statue is especially peaceful. Once you enter, devotion seems to be flowing naturally from the heart. As long as the space allows and you do not block the pathway, it is allowed to sit inside the shrine room for a while. It is so great to see this place for people to pay homage instead of being a museum type of environment. They are always devotees from Shrakavayana, Mahayana or Tibetan Vajrayana prostrating or chanting prayers in front of the statue.


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