Rent a car from Xiamen to give worship to Patriarch Sanping at Sanping Temple in Pinghe County Zhangzhou City,Fujian Province (120km).
1.Price here DO NOT include English-speaking guide, only vehicle with driver. If you need English-speaking guide service, please kindly check our private guide service.
2.Pick up: 08:30 from Xiamen Airport,hotels, railway stations, ports, any places in Xiamen island (Huli district & Siming district)
3.Drop off: 17:30 at your hotel in Xiamen.
Patriarch Sanping Yizhong, also known as Sanping Zushi Gong or Guangji Master, was a native of Fuzhou. His family name was Yang. He first studied with Shigong.
Master Sanping Yizhong (781-872) was a disciple of Master Dadian Baotong who taught in Shaozhou in the far south (near Caoxi). Master Dadian had been one of the prominent students of Master Shitou.
After training with Master Dadian, the young Yizhong traveled to refine himself among many teachers. Once he visited Master Shigong Huizang, the disciple of Mazu who had been a hunter before becoming a monk. Master Shigong had a fierce reputation and was known to greet his visitors by aiming a bow and arrow at them. When Yizhong arrived before the master, he was greeted in this way. As the master drew back his arrow, Yizhong opened his robe, bared his chest, and said, “This arrow is for killing. What arrow gives life?”
Shigong lowered the bow and arrow. Yizhong made prostrations. Master Shigong then said, “After thirty years I’ve finally met half a sage.” Then he broke his bow.
Yizhong eventually settled down to teach at Triple Peace (Sanping) Mountain in Zhangzhou (in modern Fujian Province). Once he said to his community, “Just this very seeing and hearing goes beyond ‘seeing and hearing’, and there are no other sounds or forms to offer you. If you realize this right here, then nothing will be the matter.”