The Jetavana Temple bellsring the passing of all things.
Twinned sal trees, white in full flower,
declare the great man's certain fall. The arrogant do not long endure:
They are like a dream one night in spring.
The bold and brave perish in the end:
They are as dust before the wind.
Opening lines of Heike Monogatari (The tale of the Heike (the Taira clan)),
'The sound of the bell of Gion-shoja, rings with the transience of all things,
the color of the flowers of paired sal trees, shows the truth that all glories must fade.'?
This mujo is referred as "Shogyo Mujo" (All things must pass) in the head of three and four seals of the dharma and is considered to be the foundation ideology of Buddhism.?
Based on the principle that all things are in flux and nothing is permanent,
it is believed that lives are destined to die out eventually and transmigrate to another world (or the same world) regardless of the world to which they transmigrated
Its purpose is to clear the juni-innen (the 12 nidanas (continuum of twelve phases that lead to suffering)) of Shogyo Mujo (All things must pass) with the wisdom (prajna in Sanskrit) evoked by the enlightenment gained through the above process, to reach nirvana after diminishing the nidanas and being liberated from earthly desires and the woes of man, and to lead all living things finally