The Stone Pagoda for Buddha’s Sarira and The Stone Monuments for The Great Monks in Sshang Gye Sa
By the road, I came down along to the road, I saw the monument for the monks.
The head of the turtle which was the bottom of the monument was so impressive. So I took the photo of it through the gate.
There were several monuments there. No matter when I saw the monuments in the temple, it made me somewhat sad and melancholy. It made me realize there was an end in our lives.
I was living my life as if there was limitless in my life.
So those monument made me realize I should die sometime.
But it must be a very good chance for me to realize how to live my life.
There was the stone pagoda at the behind of Dae Wung Jeon in Ssanng Gye Sa Temple.
I’ve never heard there was the pagoda for Buddha’s Sarira in this temple.
I had visited this temple 2 times before with my friends.
At that time, I didn’t notice there was the pagoda for Buddha’s Sarira.
The reason why I didn’t notice the existence of the pagoda was I didn’t interested on the temple itself.
I seemed to visit this temple just for sight seeing.
So I didn’t get to the very corner of this temple where the pagoda was located in.
But, It was hard to understand the temple seemed not to introduce the pagoda with heart.
In my guess, the Sarira in this pagoda seemed not real.
If the Sarira was real, they must’ve tried to let everybody know the pagoda.
I heard the Buddha’s sarira in Korea were not real in many case.
Anyway the style and the appearance of the pagoda was as same as that of Tong Do Sa temple where the real sariras of Buddha were.