Sunday, April 29, 2012
Life and Death in Japan
5 weeks ago
Do you know why pineapple ろうそく rousoku candle is used for praying in Penang?
Pineapple is "ong lai" in Hokkien, which means to pray for fortune to come.
Do you know that you should not wash with fresh water when stung by a クラゲkurage jelly fish. You should use sea water. Learn about jellyfish treatment
One day, the master asked one 一人の hitori no monk to go to fetch some water. He came back with two buckets of water with one bucket on each hand.
The next day, the master asked two 二人の futari no monks to go to fetch some water. They came back with one bucket of water. Both carried one bucket with one hand each on the bucket.
The following day, the master asked three 三人の sannin no monks to go to fetch some water. They came back with no water.
The master asked why they did not carry any water back.
The first monk said,"He should carry it back," pointing to the second monk.
The second monk said,"He should carry it back," pointing to the third monk.
The third monk said,"He should carry it back," pointing to the first monk.
Do you know that different color of 提灯 chouchin lantern have different meaning?