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Each little neighborhood has these white offering shrines. People come, pray and leave a cash offerings. I couldn't get a decent answer on where this money goes. If the owner collects it, then it is a nice racket. A lot of the money appears to have been there for a while, but in the mountains of China, everything ages quickly.
In case you forget the sutra, it's written on a stone here for you.
And prayer flags span out from the top.
The homes here have some very nice gardens. Here's a nice handheld macro.
This is a small market and restaurant (and probably also a home).
Their garage door.
I find another one of those shrines in a garden.
me too. also the close up of the prayer flags.
What the colors (of the flags) symbolize: blue=sky; white=clouds; red=fire, green=water; yellow=earth.
The swastika is a symbol of balance to Buddhism, but in places where westerners could go, they are often modified from their original form, in order to not offend.
The wind horse carries prayers from earth to heaven. This belief actually pre-dates Buddhism. You can see this symbol everywhere, including prayer wheels and flags.
WhileI love the boards smilies....and was going to choose a dancing banana or pickle, these photos invoke much more excitement in me that I couldnt resist....
A little help here....youtube tag doesnt seem to want to work....
We could add this to the smilies:
That would be fantastic!