Shigatse to me, is a kind of symbolic meaning, it is the most I have arrived in the west of the West.
Western Paradise, in Chinese, is a kind of imagination, a near-dream of the imagination, that is why the "Western Paradise" of the legend.
Dreams, always colorful, colorful.
Practice of dream, I do not know that it is a painful disillusionment or a willing to finally get compensation for happiness? For example Master Xuan Zang, alone starting from Chang'an, by the Western Regions, Kashmir, four-set, long suffered untold hardships to reach the Western Paradise of Buddha was born, in order to generate the desire and practice of law in the process set foot on the road, whether he has have had a vision of the Western Paradise?
Of course, he is the cultivation of the monks saying goes, desire in him, and only a faint objects beyond the flesh.
Desire and fantasy, was originally the world the deepest pain.
Lhasa to Shigatse, Lhasa River through the beautiful scenery, car walk through the Brahmaputra valley, sky blue as a mirror, the endlessly rising peaks, imposing barren dark gray, is the other side of the mountain river's main colors, while the road side, passing the stone houses, when the seen smoke curl, flat-ning the detailed and, when the river flows through flat land, when swift writhed, northern Tibet grassland is extremely difficult to see the trees, from time to time here does not flash, just the trees, low, and intolerance Plateau to win the weak.
I went to Shigatse.
It was this trip I have whatever the most west of consciousness, I understand this point.
Slope of the wild flowers, a touch of Yan-hong, five or six thin petals, creeping bent over the plateau on the ground, braving a cold in May is still with the wind howling, tender and beautiful land in full bloom with.
When you drive out of the Brahmaputra valley, the terrain gradually slowed down, Brahmaputra, such as a blue ribbon, dance in the sky, but that grass side of the road, but if they are full of bullet holes through the earth like rat holes, distant mountains, the The deep yellow sand, such as Parthenocissus like climbing on the mountainside, yellow rushed in the indigo, shocking.
Go into details about its source, in most parts of Tibet, a considerable part of the ancient lacustrine geological strata, the soil layer is thinner, one that is hard to restore the damaged, the transitional grazing, grassland rodents, coupled with the strong wind, making grassland degradation and desertification seriously.
At one time, here is the granary of Tibet, if, one day, here turned into a desert, how do we explain to future generations? This is not impossible.
I imagined how the scene should be Shigatse? Dazzling tree? The warm wind? There I painted the sky on a rainbow? The river under the sun shining golden light? Self-* From the green lawn of the White Horse in gallop, there are innocent children and the girl smiles to greet me?
It is drunk in the end after the balderdash, or desire of the illusion?
Shigatse is at hand.
Clean streets, new buildings, people trance exposure to a coastal town an emerging, and this is Shigatse?
This is the strong song Gyaincain ---- The powerful 10th Phachu 10000 long term, AD 1348 to 1350, defeated the 130,000 in the most powerful in Pakistan and stop Goumba Tsai, 1354 attack Under the Sakya, replacing the Sakya regime, establishing Phachu dynasty, Yuan Shun, who favored was called "Tai Situ," the restructuring of the former Sakya dynasty of the 13 million, and the subdivision of cases, treat this place changed its name to the main mulberry Zi, which means "wish come true", Chinese transliteration of which is "Shigatse", established last year?
Qiang Qu Gyaincain ruled all of Tibet's ambition finally got his wish, a sewer system was completely new.
However, the immediate Shigatse, is no longer a strong song Gyaincain reconstruction of Shigatse, 600 years of brilliant and volatile situations, which we can not cross, unable to touch the cold and hard.
Burning a cigarette, sitting Tenzin hostels to the present day, in the case of hill overlooking the rain, there is the strong business Shigatse Gyaincain old song, then rain, rains, such as thoughts come to the stage at the end of the general such as Jiangnan early spring of the strands of rain drift, with the unique cold plateau, covering living in Shigatse.
8000 Village home.
Hongyan easy old, white-haired hero can be also the case that the rain-like, with a trace of melancholy grief? Throwing empty feelings may be also the case that the rain-like, frustration?
They say, is willing and can there be disappointed, then, how will all the desire to put down?
As a result, life was great at ease, very big relief.
Give me a flute, I played musical instrumentation effort to bring together all the wishes into an empty-ming, melodious Wanzhuan, curl transitory man, in this romantic rainy night, in my west side of the West.
Let my dream through your hair, such as long cicada's wings with colorful spirits dancing in your heart, and as bright as the stars in the sky to fall ... ...
Shigatse West, Nima mountain south slope, Tashilhunpo grand and broad.
This temple, was built, due to the eighth disciple of Tsongkhapa, I reached * depends on the root Dudjom Pakistan, to commemorate the death of the Greek Rao Sengge by division, in 1447 with funding from the Phachu regime, which lasted for 12 years to build played a Tashilhunpo, meaning "auspicious Sumeru," and then, after four songs guitar Panchen Lobsang Gyaltsen expansion. Later, on behalf of the Panchen Lama has undergone continuous renovation, expansion, Hence the scale of today's. And, with the 1600 4 Panchen Lobsang Gyaltsen guitar song served as the monastery's 16th France and Taiwan, Tashilhunpo became successive Panchen Erdeni of驻锡地.
However, I still believe: real practitioner, temple should only be for use in their own hearts.
Therefore, Tashilhunpo most attractive to me, not a fault-chin hall can accommodate 2,000 people recitation of the extraordinary magnanimity, not Maitreya temple artisans from Nepal in cooperation with the Tibetan artisans made the 11-meter high statue of Maitreya fine, not temple Tara White Tara, Green Tara, like the elegant grace, nor is it Panchens bedecked in jewelry and beads of different sizes of the pagoda, and certainly not Jampa Buddhist temple where the world's largest Jampa Buddha, though it plump Buddha body, I feel the delicate skin have shown incomparable craftsmanship, despite the 26.2 meters high Buddha, shoulder width 11.5 meters, 2.2 meters long ears, common brass 231.4 thousand pounds, gold 6700 2, only the size of the diamond Meiyu Jian veneering there are 32, pearls, amber, coral, pine otoliths are more than 1400 stars, and other precious ornaments is difficult to count their number, although these substances, as well as the material represented by the Tibetan Buddha admiration is enough to shock.
What attracted me, but it is within a stone on the road all over the Tashilhunpo, languidly Liang Zhao sun, the tourists do not take care of dogs, those who have been abandoned by residents, was the host of the dogs Lama Temple.
I, for money, power, and all large and small desires Lao Lao mediocre, not as good as the Buddha In front of a careless lazy lazy, leisurely blazing dog.
West on this road back, I will embark on his way home.
Shigatse in Tibet did not go 60 kilometers southwest of the Sakya Monastery, which were the main Sakya Monastery, Sakya rule in Tibet, a 100-year regime, the nerve center of this great man was born Basiba places, and sometimes we look at history , religion, and even a lot of small things in life, you stand a very distant point of view to think rationally, rather than into the feelings of judgments by virtue of which, when Basiba out of the snow-covered Tibet to pledge allegiance and lead the grandson of Genghis Khan, Godan, perhaps to give the dignity of the Tibetan people to bring on the humiliation, but the whole national interest point of view, they stopped the cruel ravages of the Mongol horsemen snowy plateau, avoiding loss of life to come; from the sectarian interests, through the power of the Mongols, Sa Buddha set the pad to send this in one fell swoop dominance in Tibet, established 100-year rule in Tibet, Sakya about the regime, until replaced by the regime for the Phachu; from more far-reaching interests, the greatest attack Basiba Ji , is the spread of Tibetan Buddhism to the Mongols, and eventually become the spirit of the Mongols pleasure, as Songtsan softened with the Buddhist Tibetans as the killing of wild, Basiba soften the killing of Mongolian wild, in the Buddha's peace and non - the essence of war has finally entered the post-Mongol blood.
Is the Mongols conquered Basiba, or Basiba descendants of Genghis Khan who conquered? Let the world slowly savor bar.
Standing on the road from Shigatse, or let me pay tribute to gaze toward the Huairou, forbear of the cases * A * governance and political giant bar.
Shigatse south, over 22 classes, is the average elevation of 4500-5000 meters above Ali, plateau, where there is a descendant of Songtsan created Champlain Jidenima gun had been destroyed in the war kingdoms and Gugewangguo waste city , mysterious and pathos, it proudly to-day "in Kamiyama Kamiyama," several major religions regarded as a "world center" Gang Ren Bo Qi, to accompany him is the holy lake Manasarovar Lake, Ghost Lake Laon wrong .
That snow-capped summit of the holy, whether Fang Dexia all earthly sorrow?
Life is like a floating萍聚parting dispersed, wandering, got involved, how the fate of their own master?
Shigatse and then west, crossing with big mountains of the Himalayas, Nepal, and then across Nepal, is the Master Xuan Zang to India, the Western Paradise, where Do is the soul of the Western Paradise? Whether, and Shigatse, like Bale is just a concept?
What then? Further west are the Hao-miao in the Indian Ocean, then west, the Arabian Peninsula, then west, across the African continent, across the Atlantic into North America, west, flew across the Pacific to continue westward across the Pacific Ocean, around the globe with a circle later, they returned to China.
Is it the way west days of the end is just back to square one? Only to return to their starting point in mind?
Western Paradise, is it all just a dream in my mind? Like or, stop all looking for the pace, only to return to their heart to find the Western Paradise? ... ...
Original: I am a winter bug