Chin Swee Caves Temple
A cultural heritage located above 4,600 feet above sea level, a 5-10 minutes’ drive down from the peak of Genting Highlands. It’s a common hangout nowadays. The temple is made up of an imposing traditional structure.
Chin Swee Caves Temple – A Cultural Heritage
Wonderland of Legends and Myths … Chin Swee Caves Temple Malaysia
Within the Temple is seated a black statue of the Reverend Master Chin Swee who has long been referred to as a deity in Fujian Province for his supernatural abilities to summon rain and drive away evil spirits. The Temple attracts many local and foreign devotees from Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand and China.
The fantastic architectural built on its temples. Its overlooks lush green slopes of virgin forest with a view of the winding road ascending to Genting Highlands. Such is the tranquility of the place that just by standing there one can feel the peacefulness of the environment in the midst of the moving white clouds and gentle cool breeze.
No entrance fees impose and you can drive through and park around the area. Within a short walking distance only, you can witnessed an amazing architecture and the feel the cool breeze.
One of the attraction can be seen around the square. The statues there bring to life traditional ancient Chinese characters such as ‘the Eight Deities’ playing a friendly game of chess. These two human also joined in together.
Within the same site, just after the main entrance is a nine-storey Pagoda decorated with many figurines of the Buddha. Inside the Pagoda there are 10,000 ‘blessing lamps’ installed for devotees of the Temple to dedicate to those that they would like to be blessed by Buddha.
I found that the Journey To Enlightenment corner is rather peculiar. It’s housing The HELL’s punishment and life after death if one’s sentenced to the Hell before going for rebirth again. So, what the Hell is all about?
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According to Chinese beliefs, the First Chamber of Hell would screen the character of a dead person and his past deeds to decide whether or not and where he should receive punishment.
A good person would be sent for rebirth in the Heavenly Realm or the Western Pureland of Great Bliss. An evil person would be sent to one of the remaining nine chambers of Hell, each of which is authorised and empowered to impose various degrees of punishment.
Hence, all the newly arrived souls of the dead would proceed to the First Chamber of Hell where Chin-Kwong-Wang, the King of the First Chamber would determine their fate.
The Second Chamber of Hell said to be located below the ocean would deal specially with people who had abducted men or women, occupied properties not belonging to them, or caused bodily harm to others. Doctors who had cheated their patients or carried out malpractices, adulterous couples and those who had committed suicide before completing their filial obligations would likewise receive their punishment here.
The Third Chamber of Hell would kick out punishment to ungrateful or disloyal people and thieves.
The Fourth Chamber punishes those guilty of tax evasion, bullying and negligence.
In the Fifth Chamber would be placed those found guilty of rape, murder and fighting while those who had engaged in vandalism or has shown disrespect for religion would end up in the Sixth Chamber.
The Seventh Chamber of Hell awaits those who had been involved in trafficking, abortion, gambling and other dishonest activities.
The Eighth Chamber punishes people who had not shown filial piety towards their parents and respect for their elders.
The Ninth Chamber deals with people who burn and damage properties.
The Tenth Chamber decides on the place, form and sex in matters of reincarnation and rebirth.
While the tour of the Hell chambers can be an educational trip for everyone, it can also be an eye-opener for people who have little knowledge of the basic principles of cause and effect in Buddhism, a cornerstone of traditional Chinese beliefs.
After a while, we crossed the ‘Seven Fairies’ descending from heaven with grace. Then one meets the three Gods of Fook-Lok-Sou (Luck, Wisdom and Longevity) and the gracious waving of Wang-mo-liang-liang (Mother Goddess) as she descends to earth in a heavenly chariot.
Here is one of the most attracted figure for almost everyone. Monk and the Monkey King.
The expansion and enhancement is currently on-going to create more attraction to make this place one of the must visit place in Genting Highlands. There are a lot of place to expand its uniqueness. My next visit should be able to imagine something new and exciting yet educational.
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