In the Lens of Chinese Camera
History Expert Youfang
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Why close a gate that leads to Nothingness?
No need to clean a domain that is part of Pure
The Jade Ponds (人间瑶池) next to the Yellow Dragon Temple (黄龙寺)
The scenic area Yellow Dragon is said to be named
after the title of a Buddhist temple built by General Ma Zhaojin
Dynasty (明兵马使马朝觐) 600 years ago. According to the local official
chronicle, a legendary
Daoist figure called Yellow Dragon True
Man (黄龙真人) once cultivated on the site to secure a more advanced
form of existence. Until this very day, on lunar June 15th each
year when the True Man is reported to have ascended to the upper
realm, the locals from all religious persuasions would congregate
at the rear quarter of the temple complex to celebrate the occasion
and to remind that certain individual now in the higher place not
to forget his humble roots.
The spectacular landscape next to the temple is formed
by limestone ponds, which seems to be created for the purpose of
giving the terrestrial-bound beings a taste of what the celestial
domain might look like. Just a guess.
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