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Journey to the West in the Tang Dynasty-N

As early as C.629 a Chinese monk Xuanzang of Jingtu temple Motivated by the poor quality of translations of Buddhist scripture Undertook a hazardous journey to bring the original from India Despite the border being closed at the time due to a war. He travelled through Gansu, Qinghai and Tian Shan mountains And crossed what we call Kyrgystan. Uzbekistan and Afghanistan Reaching India in 630 and touring Indian subcontinent for 13 years Visiting Buddhist sites and studying at ancient University of Nalanda. He left India in 643 arriving in China in 646 with the scriptures Establishing a monastery translating the scriptures he brought. The spirit or third eye perceptions of Xuanzang to see the world Was the true spirit, his body being the vehicle or craft merely. ========================================= * Inspired by Spirit eye or third eye perception contest by Rick parise. This poem is second one.

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Date: 2/6/2011 4:43:00 AM
So very interesting and spiritual is the far east and it's history. Have a lovely Sunday Dr. Ram....:)
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Date: 2/6/2011 4:41:00 AM
Humans are only vehicles of spirits..We can't take the credit..We either let evil or good take over..Enjoyed your work...Good luck in the contest..Sara
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Date: 2/5/2011 6:56:00 PM
Thank you very much for your kind words Dr. Ram.
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Date: 2/5/2011 6:16:00 PM
Very interesting Dr. Ram.. a journey to another world so intriuguing my friend.. thankxx for sharing this precious write my friend ..luv...
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Date: 2/5/2011 5:59:00 PM
This is very an interesting history of the 6th chakra that expresses wisdom and enlightenment. I touch this 6th chakra when I do meditation. Good luck in the contest. :-) Julie
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Date: 2/5/2011 4:50:00 PM
Very interesting. I enjoyed reading your work today, take care. Dana'lynn
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Date: 2/5/2011 4:18:00 PM
It must have taken the contentment of knowing his purpose to carry him through such trials. Oh how I wish I had a time machine that I might better understand such historical figures. Thanks Doc, for sharing this, and may we all find our purpose
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Date: 2/5/2011 4:15:00 PM
enjoyed reading this Dr Ram, wish you all the best in the above contest.
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Date: 2/5/2011 12:50:00 PM
I love it when you share history with us, Dr. Ram. There is so much we can learn from it and you write about it in such an interesting way. This is definitely one of your greatest strengths as a talented writer. I'm still waiting for inspiration to come to me for Rick's contest, but did have fun with Paula's. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 2/5/2011 12:41:00 PM
Hi Ram, interesting info on a little known history. Light & Love
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Date: 2/5/2011 12:38:00 PM
You hav out done yourself with another masterpiece my friend... I am enjoying very much your work today as always....Michael
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