Inside of Myeongbujeon Hall in Taebongsa Temple, Iksan City

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One of impressive thing in Taebongsa temple was the inside of Myeongbujeon hall. As I explained in the previous posting on the meaning of Myeonbujeon Hall in Korean Buddhism, Myeongbujeon is the place for prying for the deads. People are praying for their parents and relatives for the salvation of their ancestors here.

Jijang is placed in the center of the hall and other 10 Kings judging the sins of the deads are placed at either side of Jijang.

Function and role of Jijang and 10 Kings are quite opposite.

Jijang is a bodhisattva of the salvation for the dead soul, but 10 kings are for the punishment of the sin what the dead committed while they were alive.

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In Buddhism, the hand gesture has its own specific meaning. It was the first time for me to see left and right hand were laid in same position of the height.

There were so many sculptures in this hall.

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Myeonbujeon, in my guess, well express the relationship between Korean traditional sentiment and Buddhism. I mean, the feelings and the thoughts for the dead in Buddism did an important role for Korean folks to accept Buddhism.



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Faconating @slowwalker. It's amazing to see these sculptures have been maintained so well over the years. Simply beautiful with very interesting history

nice pics :-D

Great to look into all that stuff great to know more about that too

That might be something what people want to believe that when we all die the good people will be rewarded and bad punished. Some of people did not get a joy at their life time, like living in poverty, may be did not reach what they want but stayed on right path in hope to be in better world after death. Is not it what we all hope? I like that temple and the idea of it. Was nice to think about that :)

Thank you for taking the time to explain to us the meaning of all of the details in the temple. I am learning much about Korean culture and religion.

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