Led by Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi, Guang Huan Mi Zong disciples built the first staircase of the 1,250 Stairs on June 11, 2015. They worked through the middle of the night, with everyone happily contributing to this significant project.
Great people take part in an honorable cause. At the Holy Mountain Buddha Land, there’s wonder every day. I’ve witnessed Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi leads his disciples to work together, making history, and the Eastern culture fused with the Western land, sparkling of wisdom. I’ve witnessed the glory.
Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi led his disciples, volunteers and students from the Instructor Class spare no effort to work on the projects of the Holy Mountain Arch and 1250 Stairs, creating a new image for the Holy Mountain.
Holy Master has indicated these projects can help develop local tourism, and attract more people here. The Arch and Stairs symbolize the Buddha’s disciples descending from the “Stairway to Heaven” to fulfill the Buddha’s vows and guide the destined ones to gather at the Holy Mountain Buddha Land.
On April 30, 2015, Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi held a grand groundbreaking ceremony at the Holy Mountain Buddha Land for the 1250 Stairs and the Holy Mountain Arch. It is one of the most important construction projects for developing the Holy Mountain. Holy Master gave a speech at the ceremony on the meaning of this construction project: “The 1250 Stairs of the Holy Mountain Buddha Land pave the way to the Land of Bliss. People call it ‘The Stairway to Heaven’. In the future, thousands of people will enter our Buddha Land through the Stairs and the Holy Mountain Arch, enter the Heaven on earth. The path to Heaven is the path to freedom the path to health and the path of liberation from suffering.”
People who attended the Ceremony received blessings from Holy Master. They burned incense and prayed together with the hope that the World Peace, Human Health and Religious Harmony which Guang Huan Mi Zong promotes can be realized soon.
Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi announced that the appearance of Holy Mountain Buddha Land in the world is a great chance given to people by the Five World Buddhas. As long as one wants to, one can come to the Holy Mountain to share happiness and be relieved from suffering.