Attraction 109 Guangxiao Rd, Yuexiu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China Published on: 18-09-2016
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How to get to Guangxiao Temple?
Take bus 74, 85, 88, 102, 104, 107, 193, 233, 250, 286 or Tourism Bus Line 1 and get off at Ximenkou (Zhongshan Liulu) Station. Turn into Guangxiao Road to there.
Take bus 2, 31,38,103, 109, 134, 186, 556, 823 and get off at Ximenkou (Renmin Beillu) Station. Turn into Jinghui Road to get there.
Take Guangzhou Subway Line 1 to Ximenkou Station. Then get out from Exit C. Walk along Guangxiao Road for several minutes to reach there.
109 Guangxiao Rd, Yuexiu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Walking the lovely grounds of this temple I felt filled with peace. There are beautiful trees, statues and buildings at every turn. Be sure to visit the excellent vegetarian restaurant on site. Hui Neng, the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism, studied and taught here. According to legend, in a dramatic poetry contest in 661 the senior monk, Shen-hsiu, wrote, “The mind is the stand of a bright mirror. . . . / Do not allow it to become dusty,” but Hui-neng wrote, “Buddha-nature is forever clear and pure, / Where is there any dust?” Thereupon the fifth patriarch transmitted the law to Hui-neng.