Monday, 30 July 2007

CHINA’S MANY BUDDHA’S LIGHT PHENOMENON

In China, this phenomenon is also called Buddha's Halo (Fo Guang). It was often observed on cloud-shrouded high mountains, such as Mount Tai and Mount Emei. It is a colorful circle of light appearing over the sea clouds. Observers can see the shadow of oneself in the circle. Buddhist followers say it is the light from Buddha's forehead. Buddha's Light got its name because it was thought to show a person's enlightenment, since the halo always surrounds the person's shadow. But others say it is a physical phenomenon or an optical phenomenon. After a rain or a snowfall, the sunlight penetrates the mist and clouds and forms a circle of seven colors by refraction through the tiny water droplets in the mist. The rainbow-colored halo encircles the image of the beholder himself. One may feel as though caught in the circle, which seems to move in synchronization with one's own movements, much like one's shadow. For centuries, this phenomenon was enshrouded in mystery, and Buddhists consider it good fortune to see Buddha's Halo.

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On July 1, 2007, a human-shaped shadow in the middle of a rainbow halo appears on Zushan Mountain after a heavy rainfall in Qinhuangdao, North China's Heibei Province. The vision, which many tourists believed to be the Buddha, stayed for more than an hour.

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On February 8, 2007, the wonder of Buddha's Light was captured above the Baihaba scenic spot in the Kanas scenic area in Xinjiang Province.

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On September 14, 2006, Buddha's Halo appeared, around the reflection, atop of Mount Juewula (Chinese Pinyin) located between the Dingri County and Mount Everest or Qomolangma in Tibet, attracting many tourists.

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On the morning of August 13, 2006, Buddha's Light occurred at the peak of Mount Wugong in Jiangxi Province.

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On October 20, 2005, Buddha's Light occurred on the snowy mountain of Yala, in Ganzi, Sichuan Province.

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On the morning of July 3, 2005, a spectacle of Buddha's Light was seen at the Yangshimu scenic spot of Mount Wugong, Jiangxi Province.

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On January 10, 2005 Buddha's Light occurred on Mount Tai.

Sources:
- The China Daily
- The Epoch Times


6 comments:

Sae Wei said...

That is so magical and beautiful too.. Wonder if we ever see it for real~~~~

=chuanguan= said...

this 1 is a nice 1..v infomative..hehe

JadePhoenix said...

*speechless*
wow~!! the pics are beautiful~!! I lurve dem so much!! amazingly beautiful!!

Aaron Chua said...

Oh my Buddha!!!
Nice "natural" phenomena.

CRIZ LAI said...

saewei: it's so magical

chuan guan: yea

jade phoenix: me too

aaron: yea .. they are so unique

Bell said...

wow... if even the photos bring such a feeling of awe to the viewer... imagine being there...

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