10,000 Buddha’s founder

The Founder – Reverend Yuet Kai

Reverend Yuet Kai, the founder of the monastery, was a saga. He was not only a skilled player of Lyre, but also a talented poet. He was born in a wealthy family. He studied philosophy in a famous university in China. At age 19, he was determined to embrace Buddha and to consecrate his own life to Buddhism, he flamed his small and next fingers on left hand, and cut down a piece of flesh as big as a palm from his chest to light forty-eight oil lamps in front of Buddha for showing his aspirations: first, never seeking the luxury living; second, reading and studying all Buddhism scriptures and the third disseminating Buddhism to people and benefiting them. And he had achieved all what he wished.

Reverend Yuet Kai passed away in 24th April (23rd March in Chinese Calendar) 1965 at his age of 87. After eight months of burying, his disciples followed his will to take his body out from the coffin, unbelievable miraculously, just as Reverend Yuet Kai himself anticipation before death, the body did not any change at all. Then the disciples coated the body with Chinese lacquer and gold leaves. Up to now, the immortal body of Reverend Yuet Kai has still been preserved perfectly and placed in front of the altar in the main temple for people to worship.

Besides, Reverend Yuet Kai gave his family a precious heirloom. His will stipulated that his corpse be buried in a wooden box for eight months, then disinterred. After eight months, his body really did not decay. Then, his family followed his will to cloak his corpse in red, to cover his corpse in gold leaf .

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