Sunday, February 8, 2015

Honolulu Temples

A  L  O  H  A !
Shinto Temple
Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii, 
215 N. Kukui St., Honolulu

" Even the wishes of 
an ant reach to heaven. "

Common Shinto Prayer:
"Our eyes may see some uncleanliness, 
but let not our mind see things that are not clean. 
Our ears may hear some uncleanliness, 
but let not our mind hear things that are not clean".

Shinto Sayings -

" The heart of the person before you 
is a mirror. 
See there your own form.
A single sincere prayer moves heaven. 
You will surely realize 
the divine presence through sincere prayer.
Where you have sincerity, there also is virtue. 
Sincerity is a witness to truth. 
Sincerity is the mother of knowledge. 
Sincerity is a single virtue 
that binds Divinity and man in one.
Retribution for good or ill 
is as sure as the shadow after substance.
To do good is to be pure. 
To commit evil is to be impure.
To admit a fault is the beginning of righteousness.

If you pray to a deity with sincerity, 
you will surely feel the divine presence.

Turn Around to see 
this Chinese Temple

"Founded in 1899, the Lum Sai Ho Tong Society was one of more than 100 societies started by Chinese immigrants in Hawaii to help preserve their cultural identity. This one was for the Lum clan hailing from west of the Yellow River. The society’s Taoist temple honors the goddess Tin Hau, a legendary child who rescued her father from drowning and was later deified. Some claim to see her apparition when they travel by boat. "

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Thank You!
                Warmly, cloudia


TexWisGirl said...

beautiful temples and gates!

Brian Miller said...

some cool kernels of wisdom in there...i particularly like the thoughts on sincerity...that is a pretty cool prayer as well...

thanks for the temple tour...

aloha from va

William Kendall said...

There is something in a city not far from where I grew up like the second one, but I'm not sure which religion it follows.

Elephant's Child said...

Love those man-made temples, under one of my favourite temples of them all - the sky.

Myrna R. said...

The heart of the person before you is a mirror. I like that. The temple pictures are beautiful. Thanks.

Teresa said...

Thanks for such an inspiring post. I love the Shinto quotes and the history of the Lum clan's Taoist temple. The pictures made me smile.

RedPat said...

Lovely temples, Cloudia!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those were lovely temples that surely uplift seekers who go there. Your words are inspiring and consoling!

Hope your week is wonderful!

E. said...

welcome to InSPIRED Sunday. i love it. so different. i enjoy the style and very peaceful (tranquil) feel, it does have for me. thank you for sharing with us! ( :

Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends <3

Grand Crapaud said...

Thanks for showing those impressive temples.

Lovable Derek said...

This is such a stimulating post, beautifully illustrated too.

Have a great week.

Small Kucing said...

It's karma

Cloudia said...

Thank You

21 Wits said...

Such lovely photos, and wise comforting words. Aloha dear Cloudia.

doodles n daydreams said...

I love the gates to these Asian temples and the architecture in the Chinese temple. Nice to see.


Cloudia said...

glad to see you both, ladies

Indrani said...

This is such a wonderful post. I hope I can visit some day!