Spirit Tablets

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Temple Of Confucius - Structure
... In imperial China, this hall housed the Spirit Tablets (Chinese 神位) of Confucius and those of other important sages (simplified Chinese 圣 traditional Chinese 聖) and worthies (sim ... In the early years of the temple in Qufu, it appears that the spirits of Confucius and his disciples were represented with wall paintings and clay or wooden ... Taizu of the Ming dynasty to decree that all new Confucian temples should contain only spirit tablets and no images ...
Spirit Tablet - General Usage
... A spirit tablet is often used for deities and ancestors, with shrines found in households or in temples, where there are specific rooms for individual spirit tablets for ancestors ... A spirit tablet acts as an effigy of a specific deity or ancestor ... In Taoism, spirit tablets are often used for the spirits ancestors and sometimes such tablets are found under deities, which represent the enclosed spirit of the deity ...

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    For Hades is mighty in calling men to account below the earth, and with a mind that records in tablets he surveys all things.
    Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)

    The same indignation that is said to have cleared the temple once will clear it again. The question is not about the weapon, but the spirit in which you use it. No man has appeared in America, as yet, who loved his fellow-man so well, and treated him so tenderly. He lived for him. He took up his life and he laid it down for him.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)