The Last Hall in Sung Lim Sa Temple, Yeong Won Jeon

in korea •  27 days ago 

The last place I stopped by in Sung Lim Sa Temple was Yeong Won Jeon where was a place for praying for the deads. What made me interesting was the name of the hall. Usually, the hall for the souls was callled Jijangjeon or Myeong Bu Jeon.

The name "Yeong Won Jeon" could be interpreted as the hall for the fountain place of the soul. The description, the fountain of the soul, was so poetic. Of course, I've never heard that name in other temples.


The pagoda in front of the hall was actually set up for the main hall in this temple, Bo Kwang Jeon. I already posted about the hall, Bo Kwang Jeon, several days ago.

Entering into the hall, Yeong Won Jeon, What I saw were Jijang bodhisattva and the kings in the hell of the Buddhist world. I have explained several times before, it is said that 10 kings judge the sins and the virtues for the deads.

Jijang bodhisattva was placed in the center of the hall, as usual.


The hall, Yeong Won Jeon, was a mixed space for salvation and punishment.
Jinjang is the symbol of salvation, but 10 kings of the hell represent punishment.





We, human, are the existence between the good and the evil. It seems our destiny to walk along the narrow path between the good and the evil.

There were other statues but Jijang and 10 kings. But none of them were special. I left the temple and headed for my final destination on this trip.

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Amazing beautiful temple, but a little weird. Don't Buddhists reincarnate until they are worthy of entering nirvana?

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I appreciate the background information.... 10 kings to judge virtues and sins. The statues look very nice, colorful and special (to me, anyway). But I suppose you've seen statues in temples that are really special. Enjoy your trip, and safe travels, @slowwalker.


Thank you so much for your support

The Colors are Always so Amazing @slowwalker and I am Grateful that sharing these beautiful temples with us..............

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nice pictures of a beautiful country
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Thank you so much


Nice post, thanks for sharing😊❤️

very nice place. And very nice photography also.

I expect your story about final destination on this trip, too~^^

Thank you

The culture of the people begins with historical places. Thank you, @slowwalker for the interesting articles.

wow it looks so beautiful, a piece of art but the most importantly the story it tells....It's history 📸

It feels like traveling back to Asia with your wonderful articles. I do not always comment on a lot but for sure I save them and read one by one. 🙏

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Thank you so much for your visit

My pleasure! It was time to comment as well 😁😉

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Some great things to explore there superb to see that

I love the update you give about the history.

Interesting to have a hall reserved or punishment and salvation. Also that there are ten kings to judge for salvation and punishment.

Different colors in the statues, also shown yesterday at the temple.

I wish you a safe journey as you make your way back home.


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Moderate and beautiful house 💞

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We think of Greek statues as austere white marble, but apparently archaeologists have determined that they were painted as brightly as these.