仰光-臥佛寺

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臥佛寺是整個緬甸之旅的第一個景點,未知是否旅遊淡季,到達臥佛寺時,除我們外,竟然一個遊客也沒有。說實在的,初到貴境的我,真有點不知所措,在那裏給入場費,甚至連入內參觀時要脫鞋的習族也不知道。

但後來我才發覺,沒有遊客才是這裏最大的特色,相比起瑞達麗大金塔或庇古的臥佛寺,仰光的臥佛寺並不是一個旅遊重點。亦由於此,這裏不收入場費,不會有紀念品攤位,不會有現實的導遊拉攏生意,是一個沒有被「旅遊工業」污染的地方。就好像入寺時,守衛很有禮貌請我們在一邊脫鞋,還替我們免費看管,往後數日我們才發現,給鞋別人看管是要收錢的。

臥佛寺,當然是六層樓高的臥佛是主角。這尊佛原本供奉在室外,被風雨侵蝕得破破爛爛,直至一九五三年才由有心人籌錢重建。現在,臥佛顯得新簇簇,玻璃製的眼睛也顯得佛像頗俊俏,哈﹗(真係罪過,佛門清靜地竟然聯想起靚仔唔靚仔的問題﹗)

我們只花十五分鐘,便欣賞完大佛,本來打算離開,但原來好戲在後頭。我們千里迢迢到這裏來,又怎會甘心只逗留十多分鐘,於是又無無聊聊閒逛。沿臥佛右手邊的走廊一直步行,便到達喇嘛住的寺院,當地的喇嘛正忙著出出入入,準備到街上化緣。其中一個喇嘛熱情地向我們打招呼,不但與我們閒聊,還帶我們參觀他住的地方,十分好客,這樣才是真真正正的體驗,絕非到此一遊那麼簡單,結果,我們最後在那裏逗留了個多小時呢﹗

不過,由於往喇嘛寺院的走廊是石屎地,赤腳行走十分不慣,我多次踩中地上的石頭,痛不欲生呢,但過多數日,可能腳皮也行到變厚,被石頭弄痛的情況也不再出現。

大佛的腳板刻有經文
大佛的腳板刻有經文
大佛足有六層樓高
大佛足有六層樓高
就是這位熱情的喇嘛招呼我們到他的住處參觀呢
就是這位熱情的喇嘛招呼我們到他的住處參觀呢
喇嘛寺內十分簡樸及整潔
喇嘛寺內十分簡樸及整潔

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Chee

My name is Chee. Add a "r" after the word, then it would become Cheer. This name is called by my friend in university and I like it very much. Why do I love this name? Easy. I always think cheer is important because life is limited and we should make every possible way to enjoy, play, and make ourselves happy. But, saying is easier than doing. Whenever you want to do one thing, something would happen and it will disturb what you are doing right now. You'll never guess what the thing would be. Especially a few people gather together, you'll never guess what they're thinking. More the people there are, more the mess it would be. I've learned the above lesson very very early, and I try not to mind what other's people thinking, but it's really really difficult. Today, I failed again. My friend made me unhappy. But I know I'll recover and back to my life again tomorrow after I had a good sleep. Maybe this is the way of escape since the problems haven't solved yet, but I believe there will be ways to solve the problems and you'll never believe that ways are not so complicated as you think. So cheer cheer cheer up, and life would become easy and happy. 「講左咁耐,都唔知大家明唔明講乜,不過唔明都唔緊要啦,做人難得糊塗嘛,又何必太在意我呢個傻婆講既野。」

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