Prosperity God and Peaceful Buddha
Guess who did I meet just now?
If you don’t recognize him, here is another clue? 不是关公。
Looks familiar (besides the red face)?
He is the most popular god during Chinese New Year, the one and only Prosperity God.
On our way exiting Ipoh town, we stopped at Sam Poh Tong and the 4 temples along the same road.
We visited Tibetan Buddhist temple.
And visited Nan Tian Dong (南天洞) where there is a bronze western looking water fountain inside eastern taoist temple.
There are plenty of statues within these temples compound.
some are hidden on the rock face, while some are displayed in the garden.
Some are housed inside glass cabinet,
Some are placed on the carved cave wall.
Each statue represents a legend, god or Buddha. It is nice to learn the background information about the character, their posture etc. For example, the following statue is the fertility god (送子观音).
If you believe in any god. God is within you. It is important to have individual’s spiritual practice that bring compassion and peace of mind to our daily life.