As today is our last day in China but still so many great places are to be shown of it - as we are in Shenzhen - we decided go to Splendid China Park, where are monuments collected from all over the China.
Of course - temples are not filled with that so magical energy which exists at places where worshipping has been done for centuries, but Lamas temple from Tibetan culture looked quite okey - so we decided to do our prayers for happiness of everyone in it.
The good thing is that China is indeed Splendid! And its amazing they made this park to show it.
It also gave the idea for me which will be the places I want to visit next time, also was happy seeing that in many places I've been already.
The park shows different Chinese ethnic minority culture and gods of worship - but for me what was interesting part of it - looking how Asian religious values are inspired by Giants who lived about 3-4 thousand years ago: many temples and caves are called in the names like: Tall Man Cave; or Long Living persons cave, etc - with really big objects in it - like big bed and big cups.
For me the interesting part is that even Bible states that there where giants that time on earth. Also years of life described of Generation of Adam and Generation of Noah (Indian mythology Manu) are 800, 900, 1200 years! Also Bible states that from Noah all human race spread out.
So seeing as minority cultures are cultivating thousand of years old myths, praying to Giants, etc - is a discovery for me as a physical proof for Ethiopian Orthodox Church cannon "The Book of Enoch" (not recognized by catholics) where is clearly written what kinds of giants where here on earth, why they where, what good and bad they did, even including their names.
The Bible (Genesis 6:4-5) tells of giants called Nephilim before and after the Flood of Noah: "The Nephilim were on the earth in those days - and also afterward when the sons of God would consort with the daughters of man, who would bear to them. They were the mighty who, from old, were men of devastation. God saw that the wickedness of Man was great upon the earth, and that every product of the thoughts of his heart was but evil always." "There were giants on the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown." Genesis 6:4 (KJV).
So during this trip around China I assured my self that Chinese culture, especially closer to Himalayan region is based on worshipping ancient Giants. The proof of that is at many caves, and ancient temples. Also Biblical god - of course - they where just giants, who came here and made a human race for purpose of enslave them in gold and onyx stone mines, while these giants where giving knowledge to people about food, astrology, metals and how to work with all that - they lived thousand years and where much more intelligent than we - and because we where their slaves and they where the knowledge givers - we called them Gods!
What I want to say with all this - that all of us have wasted time in history lessons learning the stuff origin of which nobody talks about.
Buddhism is also popular here. Thats the basic religion of China generally.
Also in some temples closer to Burma, in Yunnan province can be found the idols and paintings of Krishna, temples are similar to Thai.
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