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“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.” – Thich Nhat Hanh _ The stunning Byodo-In Temple in Oahu, Hawaii. _ The temple is a half-size-scale replica of a 900-year-old Buddhist temple at Uji in Kyoto prefecture of Japan. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a functioning Buddhist temple in the proper sense as it does not host a resident monastic community nor an active congregation. _ Inside the Byodo-In Temple is a 18 ft (5.5 m) statue of the Lotus Buddha, covered in gold and lacquer. _ This famous landmark has appear on TV shows such as Magnum P.I., Hawaii Five-O, seaQuest DSV, and (my favorite) Lost.