|Jiri-san's Naedae-cheon Valley
지리산 내대천골 PAGE FOUR:
Gilsang-am Hermitage 길상암
in the Inner-Southeast Sector of Jiri-san April 2006
|The signboard of this Sanshin-gak [Mountain-spirit Shrine]
|Myriad boulders and clean tumbling waters of the seldom-visited Dojang-gol [Tao-Protection Gorge].
|View of the southern Jiri mountains, and a statue of the teacher of this monastery's founder in the Main Hall.
|The remarkable grand display of the Main Altar of the Main Hall, featuring Biro-bul [Buddha of Infinite Cosmic
Light, main figure in Hwaeom (Ch: Hua-yen) doctrinal Buddhism], flanked by all of the Bodhisattvas, disciples
and the Celestial Kings of the Four Directions; great dancheong and didactic paintings are seen on the wall.
|The three other figures enshrined in this spirit-hall: Chil-seong, Munsu-bosal the Bodhisattva of Wisdom in front
of a painting of Amita Buddha flanked by Gwanse-eum and Jijang Bosals (curious!) and a Shinjung-taenghwa.
Details: San-shin, dongjas and Bukseong-shin