【The Mount Gate】
The Mount Gate refers to the front main gate of a temple, and it originates from the fact that most temples were built on the mountains and in the woods in the ancient time. The main gate usually has three doors, signifying the three gates of liberation in the Dharma: Namely, “liberation through emptiness”, “liberation through signlessness (non-form)”, and “liberation through wishlessness (non-action)”. Therefore, they are also called “The Three Gates”. They contain the meanings of wisdom, compassion, and expedience; or they symbolize faith, understanding, and practice (cultivation).