The statue of Maitreya Buddha
With the sun rising higher and higher in the sky there was not much time left and Daoji Monk got more and more anxious. Then an idea occurred to him, it just so happened that on that particular day there was also going to be a wedding, so Daoji Monk decided to sneak into the wedding ceremony and, without saying a word, picked up the bride and fled. Discovering that Daoji Monk had stolen the bride all the villagers put their work aside and went to rescue the bride, except for the mean landlord.
After the villagers chased Daoji to a place, miles away from the village, Daoji Monk stopped and let the bride down. Villagers had hardly approached Daoji Monk when a thundering sound caught their attention. It turned out that a peak did land on the village and when the people realized Daoji Monk had done all this to save everyone's life they turned to thank him, however the mean landlord wasn’t so lucky and was crushed to death.
When the villagers were about to leave Daoji Monk suggested engraving 500 arhats onto the peak to prevent it from flying elsewhere and causing more damage. Everyone was in favor of his idea and since then the flying peak has not moved an inch and the 500 arhat engravings have become one of the peak’s highlights.
As the peak was flying from E’Mei Mountain, it is therefore named the Peak Flying from Afar.