Jiana Mani Stones Piles

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Its vulgar name is Jiana Mani with the attitude of 3600meters. Jiana Mani Stones Piles was made by the eminent monk Jiana Daodingsangqiubouyong (also named the Living Buddha) in more than 1700AD years ago. According to the history records, Jiana the Living Buddha was from Kangba and once practiced Buddhism in Mt. Ermei and Mt. Wutai and later traveled around and worship at each shrines in Tibet. About 200 years ago, when he went to Xinzhai Village, he found a mani stone representing the Six-word Buddhist Sutra by itself. Therefore, he lived in this village and spent his rest life caving the mani stones with other monks and the local people. In the early period of China’s Liberation, the Mani stones have formed a large scale of Mani Stones Piles with the length of 450 meters from east to west, 100 meters wide from south to north and 3 meters high. There are also some buildings like the Buddhist Hall (family hall for worshipping Buddha), Pagoda and Great Stupas so on. It covers an area of 25 Mu (a traditional unit of area, equal to 0.165 acre) and has about 2.5 billons Mani stones and Jingwen stones (stones caved with Buddhist scriptures). According to the Buddhist scripture Mani means the Six-word Buddhist Sutra of Goddess of Mercy and the six-Syllable charm means to ferry all the living creatures beyond the sea of mortality to nirvana, to get rid of the six great klesha( passions or distresses,  they are the desire, resentment, ignorance, pride, doubt, wrong view), practice the six austerities, gain the kind of Buddhist virtues and acquire the six kinds of wisdom. To read it often will help you do some charitable deeds to all the living creatures and make great contributions to mankind. Therefore, every year on the January 15th many people will come here and worship.           

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