It is recorded in various historical documents
that after the physical body of Sakyamuni
Buddha was cremated, among the sacred
relics collected from the ashes, there were two intact
teeth. Today the teeth are still with us, one in Sri Lanka
and another kept in the Buddha Light Monastery (灵光寺) in Beijing.
A grand ceremony at Buddha Light Monastery
marks the beginning of 20-day public worship of the sacred
The monastery was initially built more than
one thousand years ago. However 720 years later in 1900 when
Power Allied Force (八国联军) from the Europe forced
their way into Beijing by
cannons, the monastery was burned down to ground in the war.
During the effort of cleaning the site for reconstruction,
the relic of Buddha in a sandal wood box hidden in the foundation
layer was discovered. In 1964, fifteen years after the establishment
of the People's Republish China, a special stupa was
complete to house the sacred object.
Since October 10 this year, the 98th anniversary
of the Xinhai Revolution that brought down the parasite regime
Manchurians, the symbol of peace and enlightenment is
opening for publish worship, until the end of the month.
(Source of info/photo: foyata.com)