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DID YOU KNOW THAT THE PATRON OF THE SAMURAI IS DEPICTED AS BLACK? YES, HE IS FUDO MYO-O--ONE OF THE 5 WISDOM KINGS IN JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY. HIS NAME MEANS THE IMMOVABLE AND HE IS CONSISTENTLY DEPICTED AS A FIERCE LOOKING BLACK MAN WITH SWORD IN HIS HAND! A JAPANESE PROVERB READS THAT "FOR A SAMURAI TO BE BRAVE HALF THE BLOOD IN HIS VEINS MUST BE BLACK!" WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? WHAT IS THE SYMBOLISM OF BLACKNESS IN JAPAN?

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE PATRON OF THE SAMURAI IS DEPICTED AS BLACK? YES, HE IS FUDO MYO-O--ONE OF THE 5 WISDOM KINGS IN JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY. HIS NAME MEANS THE IMMOVABLE AND HE IS CONSISTENTLY DEPICTED AS A FIERCE LOOKING BLACK MAN WITH SWORD IN HIS HAND! A JAPANESE PROVERB READS THAT "FOR A SAMURAI TO BE BRAVE HALF THE BLOOD IN HIS VEINS MUST BE BLACK!" WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? WHAT IS THE SYMBOLISM OF BLACKNESS IN JAPAN?

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Chatral Rinpoche (b. 1913) A Dzogchen master saint who spent decades wandering in isolated valleys and mountain retreats, practicing in places associated with past realizers. Thomas Merton met Chatral in 1968 and said if he were ever to return to Asia, Chatral would be his lama. This heart student of Dudjom Rinpoche is a vegetarian. KPSR received transmission for the entire cycle of terma of the great tertön Lhatsun Namkha Jigme as well as part of the Longchen Nying-thig, from Chatral…

Chatral Rinpoche (b. 1913) A Dzogchen master saint who spent decades wandering in isolated valleys and mountain retreats, practicing in places associated with past realizers. Thomas Merton met Chatral in 1968 and said if he were ever to return to Asia, Chatral would be his lama. This heart student of Dudjom Rinpoche is a vegetarian. KPSR received transmission for the entire cycle of terma of the great tertön Lhatsun Namkha Jigme as well as part of the Longchen Nying-thig, from Chatral…

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莲花生大师八变图唐卡

"Yellow Fudō" ("Fudō Myōō") | Manshu-in, Kyoto • .    Hanging scroll, 168.2 cm x 80.3 cm. Color on silk. A variant copy after 10th century Image in Miidera, Otsu,Japan. The scroll has been designated as National Treasure of Japan in the category paintings.

"Yellow Fudō" ("Fudō Myōō") | Manshu-in, Kyoto • . Hanging scroll, 168.2 cm x 80.3 cm. Color on silk. A variant copy after 10th century Image in Miidera, Otsu,Japan. The scroll has been designated as National Treasure of Japan in the category paintings.

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The World of Sakanouye No Tamuramaro: Black Shogun of Early Japan

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