The author travels to many countries in the world, and the origin of National Day is something that many people are interested in.
Celebrate National Day▲
For example, Australia Day is set on January 26, and you wouldn't expect it to be a national holiday to celebrate the arrival of the "prisoners."
In 1770~1900, Australia was a British colony.
The British first used Australia as a place of exile for prisoners. In 1788, the First Fleet of 11 ships arrived in Port Jackson, which is now Sydney Harbour. The ships carried a total of 1,500 people, half of whom were prisoners. On 26 January, Governor Philip landed in Sydney.
They formally established the first British colony in Australia, which later became Australia's largest city, Sydney, as its population grew. January 26 has since become Australia's National Day.
On 1 January 1901, the colonies of Australia became states and formed the Commonwealth of Australia, which became the Dominion of the United Kingdom. The British Parliament passed the Westminster Act, which granted Australia home policy, foreign affairs, and autonomy in 1931 and became an independent country within the Commonwealth.
Sailboats parading on Sydney Harbour on Australia's National Day▲
Let's change the topic, these two days of eight-day holidays, attractions and tourist attractions, crowded or not. There is a popular saying on the Internet: "Get in the car to sleep, get out of the car to pee, climb the mountain to see the temple, take pictures of the attractions - go home and ask you don't know anything."
National Day Tourism Golden Week▲
Speaking of life, life is a non-stop journey of the heart, the journey of the body, the world of flowers, seemingly lively, but in fact it is nothing.
The wind rises, the sound comes; Born of fate, keep each other. One flower and one world, one leaf and one bodhi. Who is whose scenery and who stays for whom?
The years have passed strangely, and the scenery is scattered along the way, who is looking in whose landscape, and who meets whom in the search?
Perhaps, sometimes, without saying goodbye, the person has already left; Perhaps, sometimes, without opening your mouth, things are already understood; Perhaps, sometimes, without walking, the road has become longer; Perhaps, sometimes, it's just that time.
One flower and one world, one leaf and one bodhi
Life is a journey, we walk and stop, stop and go, stop and go, search, all the way to asceticism, all the way to penance, just to find the most beautiful scenery in our hearts, just for the lotus blossom in our hearts.
During our journey, we occasionally do something wrong or go the wrong way. But in the midst of hesitation, we hurriedly pick up our steps, walk along the road, search on the journey, pursue in the search, lose in the pursuit, remember or forget in the loss.
We always leave the most beautiful in the depths of our hearts; In the past, there is always an unforgettable period that makes your heart ripple and you will never forget; In the vast sea of people, there is always a smile, which is a lingering thought. A touch of resentment, better than the warmth of the world, makes you can't bear to part, long-term attachment! A heartbeat at first sight, a hazy sweetness, permeating the deep ink. In the depths of the soul, warm, warm. In fact, we are all the same, laughing at other people's stories, but crying for our own stories. Inadvertently hurt others, but inadvertently hurt by others. But time has not stood still, and those who thought they would never forget have long become each other's guests.
Life is a journey
Only when we put our hearts flat, our hearts lighter, and our hearts simpler, can we correctly understand the world and see the world clearly.
Buddha: Bodhi has no tree, and the mirror is not a platform. There was nothing, where to stir up dust. We are in this world, to adapt to this world, only when we put our hearts flat, our hearts light, and our hearts simple, can we face calmly and live every day calmly. When our hearts are simple, our lives are simpler.
The heart is flat, and it's all scenery there
Suddenly, I felt a gentle breeze, blowing the autumn breath, and the scenery on both sides of the road was slightly bleak. A wry smile rose at the corner of his mouth, this is my exclusive season?
Pacing forward with difficulty, time passed little by little, but it could not take away my depressed mood. Unconsciously, a magnificent ancient temple came into view, and the big words of "Wensichan Temple" shone brightly...
Walking down the smooth stone steps, the entrance to the Wensi Temple appeared in front of me, and after passing through the narrow door, I came to a wide field, I think, the designer of the door must have been very careful, perhaps he wanted to enlighten the world: we should pass through the narrow heart gate and find a wider world!
If you listen, the sound of monks chanting Buddha gently echoes in your ears, and the source of the sound is the main building of "Wensi Temple" - the Daxiong Treasure Hall.
With curiosity and admiration, I gently ascended the steps leading to the main hall. Under the sunlight, the hall seems to be covered with a veil, mysterious and poetic. Several small Buddha statues on the top of the hall look down and smile, as if they are happy for the happy life of the world. In an instant, I felt that my soul was purified and sublimated, as if I was no longer disturbed by complicated things.
Entering the hall, a faint smell of incense comes to the nose, giving people a pleasant feeling. Take a closer look at the Buddha statues in the main hall, each one is so peaceful, with a calm demeanor, exuding an extraordinary temperament, could it be that this is carefree beauty? It feels so familiar here, is it fate in a past life?
Coming out of the main hall, I was fascinated by the symmetrical bell tower in the center and the drum tower. Gently entering the bell tower and going up the stairs, an ancient clock that has been through many vicissitudes gave me infinite reverie, the ancient bell is densely covered with Buddhist words, and each sentence is a treasure of life, guiding us on the right path of life.
Daxiong Treasure Hall▲
I think the same is true of the drum tower, I don't know how many ancients have inspired and awakened the sleeping will of many modern people.
Quiet in a corner of the ancient temple, suddenly, "one flower and one world, one leaf and one bodhi" came into my sight. Read this sentence silently repeatedly, chew, taste, the corners of the mouth slightly raised, sweeping away the previous haze.
"One flower and one world, one leaf and one bodhi", we need to let go of the melancholy in our hearts and face life optimistically, at this time, you will find that the mountain ahead is not very high, the road is not very bumpy, and success is not very far away... And we, on the other hand, continue to the next destination...
Drum Tower in the temple▲
The Buddha said that many things in life are encounterable but unattainable, and those that are deliberately forced cannot be obtained, and those that are not expected often come unexpectedly.
One flower and one world, one leaf and one bodhi. Whispering and burning incense. In the ancient temple, there is always a touch of piety, hands folded for you, guarding a leaf of soft incense around the fingers. There is always someone who is your scenery and you are her stop.
Find a place of tranquility, let the heart wander, find a piece of peace, let the dream travel. One flower and one world, one wood and one float, one grass and one paradise, one leaf and one come, one sand and one bliss, one side and one pure land, one smile and one dust, one thought and one tranquility. Put infinity in your hand and collect eternity in an instant. Lost landscapes, lost people, longing that can't wait, all live at the end of fate.
In the Yoyo Ancient Temple, there is always a touch of piety
Mu Ran woke up and found that it was "Nanke Yimeng" just now.
The wind rises, the sound comes; Born of fate, keep each other. One flower and one world, one leaf and one bodhi. Whose landscape am I and who is waiting for me?
A modern poem "Out of Chapter" written by the modern and contemporary poet (one of the "Three Poets of Han Garden") Bian Zhilin in 1935:
You stand on the bridge and look at the view,
Watching the view people are watching you upstairs.
The bright moon adorns your windows,
You decorate other people's dreams.