Friday, May 8, 2015

Master Xingyun of Taiwan donates relics to place of origin

Stolen Buddha sculpture head to unite with the body
CHINA---A 1,500-year-old Buddha head will soon be returned to the place of its origin. The relic is believed to be the head of a Buddha sculpture in a temple in Hebei Province. It had been listed as stolen, until Master Xingyun of Taiwan acknowledged its presence and announced the donation. The Buddha head was donated to Master Xingyun by believers in 2014. On asking the chief of China's National Administration of Cultural Relics, where the Buddha head came from, he was told that it was the head of a Buddhist sculpture in Youju Temple of Lingshou County, Hebei Province. [link]
The Headless Buddha statue