Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto is a world legacy site. Kiyomizu implies clear water and the sanctuary was based on a slope with a spring sitting above the City of Kyoto.
My visit bunch was met at the sanctuary by Egin Onishi, a tall attractive youngster who’s hitched with two kids and lives on the grounds of the sanctuary.
Prior to settling in Kyoto, Onishi San, as we ought to deferentially call him, lived in the USA where he longed for going into publicizing and reveled his affection for b-ball, a game he despite everything appreciates watching and playing today.
Onishi San may seem like a common youthful Japanese man however he isn’t. In spite of being a ball adoring family man he is likewise the head priest, the third era of his family to be head Buddhist priest at Kiyomizu Temple. He prepared for the situation by learning the Buddhist sacred writings and lessons of Buddha however revealed to us that he needs to learn by understanding, not fair and square.
Onishi San specifies that there are severe guidelines and guidelines to follow however we see no hint of this, he is all grins and liberal accommodation, generously disregarding the individuals who take photographs in places where no photography is permitted and calmly responding to our numerous inquiries, the greater part of which he has no uncertainty heard commonly previously.
Wearing a robe, toe-separating white socks and flip-flops Onishi San holds a Buddhist rosary and discloses to us his day by day schedule may go something like this:
- Find a workable pace;
- Perform ceremonies and serenade;
- Office work – perhaps composing letters or a discourse;
- Guide individuals around the sanctuary;
- Arrange noble cause work;
- Help raise assets to keep up the sanctuary;
- Intentional work;
- Invest energy with the family.
I feel as though I could sit and ask him inquiries the entire day yet I content myself to the one unavoidable issue, the one thing everybody has to know.
“What are your tips for bliss?” I inquire.
“There is a tale about that,” Onishi San lets us know and quiet falls as everybody tunes in.
“There was previously an old woman who cried constantly. Her senior little girl was hitched to an umbrella dealer while the more youthful girl was the spouse of a shoe seller. On bright days, she stressed over the more established little girl saying
“Gee golly! The climate is so decent and radiant. Nobody is going to purchase any umbrellas. What will occur if the shop must be shut?”
These stresses made her tragic. She just really wanted to cry.
At the point when it down-poured, she would weep for the more youthful girl, saying
“Gee golly! My more youthful little girl is hitched to a shoe merchant. You can’t sell shoes on a stormy day.”
So the old woman lived in distress ordinary. Regardless of whether radiant or blustery, she lamented for one of her little girls.
At some point, she met a priest. He was interested with respect to why she was continually crying so she disclosed the issue to him.
The priest grinned benevolent and stated,
“Madam! You need not stress. I will show you an approach to satisfaction, and you should lament no more.”
The woman was energized. She promptly requested that the priest demonstrate her what to do. The ace answered,
“It is exceptionally basic. You simply need to change your point of view. On bright days, don’t think about your senior little girl not having the option to sell umbrellas yet the more youthful girl having the option to sell her shoes. At the point when it downpours, consider the umbrella store of the senior little girl. With the downpour, everybody must purchase umbrellas. She will sell a great deal of umbrellas and her store will succeed.”
Onishi San summarized his story saying:
“We can’t pick the climate however we can modify our emotions. Half full or half unfilled, you can’t change the circumstance however you can modify how you feel.”
So obvious and we voyagers all felt a lot more joyful while tuning in to Onishi San and visiting Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto.