January 17, 2011

Miracle of the Flowers

The five-hundred year old statue of Kuan Yin, found in the Jogyesa Temple Seoul Korea, sprouted several legendary flowers attributed by Buddhists as the sign that the King of the Future has come into the world.

This is the first time in a 1,000 year history the tiny ballpoint-pen sized flowers have sprouted and blossomed in the monastery. Related to ficus, the flowers are considered divine in India, China and Japan, only believed to bloom at the time of a monumental life changing event once every 3,000 years.

Jogyesa Temple Lanterns, Gojimaster
Kuan Yin is known as one of the four great Bodhisattva, an enlightened deity who chose to stay on Earth and teach all other beings until they are also enlightened. News of the blossoming flowers first appeared around 2001 from a public press release.

Though several world changing events have happened since 2001, none have been associated with the blooming flowers. Monks and Buddhist leaders have since kept watch over the Kuan Yin statue praying and preparing for the time of change.