Author Topic: Buddhists’ Disneyland” the Pure Land Cave is the trippiest place on earth  (Read 1990 times)

Offline Dharmakara

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In Kaohsiung, Taiwan, there stands a massive Buddhist complex set up by the half-century-old sect Fo Guang Shan. It is a sprawling 30 hectares (74 acres) and contains the nation’s largest monastery, a 36-meter (132 foot) tall Buddha statue, as well as an enormous Buddha Memorial Center in the shape of a pyramid.

However, for our correspondent Kowloon Kurosawa the real action could be found in the Pure Land Cave. It’s an attraction rumored to have been patterned after Disney’s It’s a Small World ride. However, as we’ll soon see, Buddhism is not so much a “small” world as it is a creepy and psychedelic one.

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http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/08/04/buddhists-disneyland-the-pure-land-cave-is-the-trippiest-place-on-earth/

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It kind of reminds me of two small theme parks I used to go to when I was a child. One of them had the style of statues this place had, but if it was all fairy tale stuff. It would be nice to visit this place.

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I don't think it's creepy like the author of the article seemed to - I would love to go there.  ;D
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Some people will find the human sculptures quite creepy, even display phobia responses ranging from slight discomfort to out-right revulsion --- it's kind of like an "Uncanny Valley" response:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-uncanny-valley-human-look-alikes-put-us-on-edge/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

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Ask me someday about a job I had involving Jack & Jill and Westinghouse appliances.

On second thought, no ... don't ask.
"We ordinary people can see neither our own eyelashes, which are so close, nor the heavens in the distance. Likewise, we do not see that the Buddha exists in our own hearts."
~ Nichiren Shonin, New Year’s Gosho (precise year undetermined}

 


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