Originally posted by Vipassana
The notion of a magic, flying, talking monkey is too ridiculous for me. Coll find though I guess.
Originally posted by Mirthful Me
The thought of some "Caped Poosader" taking to the ATS skies, smiting the evil trolls, helping little old ladies post, and rewarding all the good little boys and girls for quality content is ludacris.
Ironic Monkeys, not just for being iconic anymore...
Originally posted by wu kung
I'm sorry that you feel that way.
And to call it a joke, is to laugh in the face of the millions of people who have venerated these stories for hundreds of years.
[edit on 4/18/2007 by wu kung]
The Ampère are Huayang Mountain, Baoshan Mountain. and hundred graves for monks. Huayang Mountain covers an area of about five square kilometers with rich resources of animals and plants. more than 150 species of plants and the wild anim als such as zibet. there are deer and kalij. The scenic spots consi st of waterfall. odd caves and stones with waterfall of three élevé els such as Mandarin Duck Fall. Jade Dragon and Jumping Tiger Fall Fall. Makin with the caves such as Immortality-pills g Cave. Beard Party Immortal Dragon Cave and Cave etc; with various shape and lifelike stone scenes su ch as Immortal 's Boat, the Lying Buddha. Monkey Worshiping Kwan-yin on Bended Knees. Tortoise Coming out a Hole. snip...................... temple was proclaimed as the five group of national key cultural relics protecti on the unit in 2001 and is famous for constructio n of wood and stone in Yuan Dynasty; on the left hand of this temple. there is a Monkey King Temple made of stone which oblates statue of the Monkey King. There are man y legend about monkey king and it is a mystery abo ut the relation of Baoshan and Monkey King. In ad Border, Guoyanshan Mountain. Yanshan Mountain. Zhijiao group at the waterfall and Lion Peak Tem ple are the potential tourist places.
Fujian archeologists discovered a tomb of Monkey King and his brother on top of Baoshan宝山Mountain, northwest of Fujians Shunchang顺昌County. The tomb was built in late Yuan Dynasty and early Ming Dynasty.
The tomb of Monkey King and his brother is located at Shuangshen Temple on top of Shunchang顺昌Countys Baoshan宝山Mountain, which is 1305 meters above sea level. In front of the tomb, two tombstones were erected on a platform of 0.43 meters above the ground. The Chinese characters Qi Tian Da Sheng齐天大圣meaning the Monkey King was engraved on the left tombstone, while another Chinese characters of Tong Tian Da Sheng通天大圣meaning a king to heaven was engraved on the right one. A stone statue of Monkey King stands in front of the tombstone, with vivid expressions on the face. The Monkey King is the hero in Journey to the West, the great legendary story known by all Chinese people home and abroad. The discovery of the tomb provide important evidence, and is significant to the research of the taking-shape and transformation of heroes in the story of Journey to the West.
Originally posted by sigung86
Don't forget me Wu Kung. I'm not namesaked, but have been in and at the arts for over 40 years.
As an interesting side note. I have an ancient (purported to be 400 years old, approximately) rice paper print of Tripitaka (XuanZang), that came out of Tibet about 40 years ago. it's a black ink block print on a bout half lifesize piece of rice paper. I've never seen another one like it, and thnk it would be cool to have it validated as at least that old. Might be able to get a pic off to you if you are interested in seeing it.
Originally posted by wu kung
We even met on the level, which is totally sweet too.
Originally posted by RWPBR
..but did you part on the square ?