What is this?

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What is this?

Post by Tenma » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:59 pm

What are Nio Tennyo?
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔

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Re: What is this?

Post by crazy-man » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:05 am

TENNYO 天女 (Celestial Maidens)
Tennyo, or tennin, as the male versions were called, were spirit shapeshifters that dwelled in the outskirts of Tengoku. [1] Tennin and tennyo were messengers, servants, and scouts of Heaven, dwelling with the Celestial Palace.

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Re: What is this?

Post by Lindama » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:37 am

on the subject of what is this .... hi-jacked this from facebook tho it's not about oranges.
In the early 1970s, two Buddhist masters met in Cambridge, Massachusetts. One of them, Kalu Rinpoche, was a renowned Tibetan meditation master who had spent many years in solitary retreat in the remote mountain caves of Tibet. The other was Seung Sahn, a Korean Zen master who had recently come to the United States.

At this now famous meeting of enlightened minds, Seung Sahn held up an orange and, in classic Zen dharma combat fashion, demanded, “What is this?”

Kalu Rinpoche just looked at him, wonderingly.

Again Master Seung Sahn asked, “What is this?”

After a long period silence, Rinpoche turned to his translator and asked, “Don’t they have oranges in Korea?”
Not last night,
not this morning,
melon flowers bloomed.
~ Bassho

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