Stuff that is 1000 years old

Every so often, I have the opportunity to see things that are 1000 years old.  I get to walk along the same steps or paths that have carried people for centuries.

These steps took us to the site of a Budda that was built in 850.  I felt very enlightened after the trek up these mountainous steps. It was the custom centuries ago to chip off a piece of budda’s nose and boil it with your tea.  This would guarantee that your next child would be a son.

According to Buddhist teachings, ringing this bell calms people who have been sent to purgatory (he**).  I actually got to ring the bell!  I feel at one with the bell now.  That was the advice my bell-ringing instructor gave me.  “Be at one with the bell.”   feel much better about life now.These steps go to a Confucian Shrine.  My ying and yang are so in tune after this visit. 🙂

This is my new lion buddy.  He has been here since 850.  He does not look that old.  The colorful balloons celebrate the birth of BuddhaNothing in this picture is remotely close to 100 years old, but one of the questions asked what I cooked as a Korean Chef.  Yummy cucumber slices with a tasty tofu main dishMy new Confucian friend for the day.  He might be close to the 1000 year mark.


6 thoughts on “Stuff that is 1000 years old

  1. Have you changed your religious beliefs since your time in Korea? 🙂 Does the lion statue have a name? What do the bathrooms look like?

  2. Glad to see that the MHHS Tigers are represented in the picture with your new buddy. Thanks for sharing the images of your enlightenment pilgrimage. Be safe over there. We are only hearing frightening news right now!

    • The Koreans love my baseball jacket. I bet half the kids here are wearing MLB hats. The Yankees are the most popular. Followed by the Indians and the Red Sox.

  3. Looks like a wonderful trip with some interesting food. I pray you keep safe and keep ringing bells! You are missed here. It looks like lots of fun. Are the kids are vacation that they are milling about in all of your pictures?

    • Thanks. All those kids are on field trips. They have an amazing field trip budget! Thanks for having fun and checking the blog.

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