Selasa, Desember 27, 2011

Mendut Temple - Indonesia's Hystory

Legacy of glory and fame school of Mahayana Buddhism in particular there are still building temples as evidence of history in Indonesia include: Borobudur, Mendut, Pawon, Sewu, Kalasan, Plaosan, Ngawen, Sari, Sojiwan and Granary Temple. All the history of the temple building was located on the southern part of Central Java province. There are also Barelang temple in Riau, Sumatra and the Gunung Temple in the Old South Tapanuli.


Mendut founded by the first king of the Wangsa Syailendra dynasty in 824 AD, based on the Karang Tengah inscription in 824 AD, named Indra with Cri Sanggramadananjaya title. This temple is facing southwest. Mendut (= Venuvana) meaning bamboo forest. History Mendut built earlier than the Borobudur and often is used to Mendut Buddhist religious ceremonies.

The only room in the temple there is an altar which includes three statues, the statues are located facing the entrance, visible from the middle is the statue of Sakyamuni - Buddha statue with chakra mudra, the right of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva statue crowned Buddha Amitabha and the left, there is a statue Vajravani Bodhisattva. The number of stupas that is around the temple as many as 48 pieces. It’s high about 26.4 m. This temple was rediscovered in 1836.

In 1897-1904 again reorganized as corrected. And in 1908 renovation improvements held by Th. Van Erp, followed in 1925. A number of stupas that have been recognized fitted to be restructured. Outer wall of the temple ornaments sculpted reliefs of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva who looks so very beautiful, besides there is the Bodhisattva Maitreya, Vajrapani and Manjusri. At the door of the room there are reliefs depicting angels’ kalpataru Hariti and Atawaka (Asylum and archaeological heritage, Central Java).

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Ven. Phra Piya Thammo,
Rumah Pangsa
Blk A-7-9- Jln Padang Tembak,
11400 Pulau Pinang,

Dear Devotees,

Before I commence of my letter-writing toward. All of you, I would like to inform all of you that I am not satisfy with the lawyer, Dato YIP KUM FOOK due to his bad inspirit impressions because he sent an inspector to come to our Buddhist Temple to arrest me without any good reason, moreover, the lawyer, YIP KUM FOOK is not satisfy with Chief monk.

When the Chief monk had me to go to his Temple already and he went away and left me alone to take care until Chief monk come back to the Temple first and he also told me not to leave the Temple if any committees or the chairman want to chase me out, you don’t leave the Temple at all understand? Then I said, alright? To the chief monk! On the second Day, YIP KUM FOOK came to our Temple and talk to me. He tired to make some inquiry from me and he asked me, where I come from? I told him that I came from Penang.

Then, I told to the lawyer (YIP KUM FOOK, MCA Man) that the chief monk came to Penang and fetch me and invited me to accompany him to go to his temple in K.L. I am not aware that YIP KUM FOOK is not in a good terms with the chief monk, chief monk already in this way, YIP KUM FOOK try to create trouble with me unnecessary. That is why, the lawyer want to chase me out of the Temple. Then I asked the lawyer, why you want to chase me out of the temple? Moreover, the Temple is not belonging to you, UNDERSATAND? Then, I asked him, who are you? I don’t know you at all, you have no right to chase me or control me at all, UNDERSTAND? You are just like a layman only. Do you know the regulations that any the chairman or committee cannot control the monks and the Nuns at all, also UNDERSTAND?

I scolded him like that. Then the lawyer (YIP KUM FOOK) is not satisfy with me and he told me that he will called the police to come to the Temple and arrest me. I told him to go ahead and called the police to come and arrest me. I won’t run away, I said to him like that. I have done nothing wrong toward you, why you want to arrest me? He said, he doesn’t like me to stay here. I asked him, why? Again. After this he got very angry with me, then he phoned up to the police and the police came to the Temple and told me to leave the Temple.

I told to the inspector of the again, 1 am sorry, I won’t leave the Temple because the chief monk had instructed me not to leave the Temple without his consent, UNDERSTAND? Then the inspector told me to leave, again. I told him I cannot leave the Temple because the Chief Monk hasn’t come back yet. This time, the inspector got very angry with me and he took out his handcuff and try to threaten me, then I immediately show off my hands for him to lock me up but he scare, then again, the inspector told me leave the Temple again but I still don’t want to leave the Temple.

Then I phoned up to the chief monk again and I told him that the inspector insisted want to arrest me, you better come back to settle the case for me. After this incident, Chief Monk came back to the Temple and take me to go to another temple and stay their. That’s all about this incidents! Last of all, I would like to inform all of you, that no committees or the chairman can control all the monks and Nuns at all also UNDERSTAND? “They are higher than the King,” also! So how can the laymen, the committees and the chairman to control them: – EVEN THE KING ALSO RESPECTED THE MONKS AND NUNS. Why the chairman doesn’t respect the monks and nuns? They will carry the sins later on, UNDERSTAND?

Yours in Dhamma

Ven. Phra Piya Thammo
Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 04-8272710

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