Mythic Fall, A Moment Gone

A Moment Gone

by Tsangyang Gyatso

A moment gone, hoisting the wind-horse banners

but not to beg good fortune . . . only to welcome your return.

A day gone, raising the sacred boulder pile

but not to accumulate virtue . . . only to cast a stone in your heart’s pool.

A month gone, setting all the prayer wheels turning

but not to achieve transcendance . . . only to brush your finger tips.

A year gone, prone in the dust of the mountain road

but not to make obeisance . . . only to press into your warmth.

A lifetime gone . . . turning and turning, mountains, rivers, stupas

but not to seek rebirth . . . only to meet you along the way.

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To the people of Yunnan, Tsangyang Gyatso is their great god. However, in my eyes, he is a romantic poet. (By the way, the poem is originally written in Chinese. I translated this poem into the English version. Hope you guys like it. ) In my last post, I mentioned the three kind women. But I haven’t share the rest of my photos with my dear readers.

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These photos are taken when we got the Mythic Fall. The mountain we climbed is called Meili Snow Mountain. To the local people, the mountain is absolutely holy and pure. In the poem, the poet mentioned about “the sacred boulder pile”.

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In fact, we can see countless scared boulder piles on our way to the holy Mythic Fall. The old grandma told me that, the boulder piles is the place where dead people’s soul can live in. For this reason, local people are very respect to these stone piles.

It was a long journey. I clearly remember that, I was totally exhausted when I was near the destination. However, when I actually saw the Mythic Fall, all my tiredness was gone away. The fall was so amazing!

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It’s Friday!

It’s Friday! The happy weekends are waiting for you. After five day’s hard work, it’s time for you to consider how to relax yourself.

Sometimes, you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be. Recently, I’ve been quite busy. A lot of things are waiting for me to deal with. When I am under pressure, I choose to have a short trip to relax myself. So I invite some friends and drove the car to fishing near the city.

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Jinding Lake is our destination. The truth is, it is not a lake but a reservoir. As it is quite large, the local people call this reservoir the “lake”.

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Many city men, like me and my friends, drove cars to the Jinding Lake for fishing. It doesn’t matter whether you can catch the fish or not. This is an opportunity for busy city people to slow down the path of their life.

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Because it is Friday, there are less people than the weekends. But lucky me! I don’t like the big crowd of people. I am here for the scenery not for people.

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I spent the whole afternoon at the Jinding Lake. It was already 6 p.m. when I realized. The sun was still bright. So I took out my camera and record down the fabulous sunset.

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Slowly, the nightfall is approaching. The sky became red and orange. The lake was painted on orange color by the sunset. The surface of the lake was so sparking that I can barely open my eyes.

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Days when I was in Lhasa

To me, Lhasa is one of the most purity places in the world. I was totally shock on my first sight of the blue sky of Lhasa.

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I never see such a fascinating sky ever before. The sky of Lhasa is so blue and pure that making my heart purified.

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Lhasa, which means “Land of the Gods”, is the heart of Tibet. There are three main hills of Lhasa represent the “Three Protectors of Tibet.”

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Potala Palace is the most magnificent buildings in Lhasa. The building measures 400 meters east-west and 350 meters north-south, with sloping stone walls averaging 3 m. thick, and 5 m. (more than 16 ft) thick at the base, and with copper poured into the foundations to help proof it against earthquakes.

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Lhasa is a magical place. It makes me don’t want to leave this city.

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Thinking along the Sand River (1)

When I was tired or upset, I always drive my car and take my Canon with me. The sand river is one of places I frequently go.

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This is my favorite spot to watch the sunset. Watching the sun going down to the west. The colorful sunlight spill into the river. The sunset always reminds me that we should fight and show our best even at the end of our life.

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There are so many things that can make you happy. Don’t focus too much on things that make you sad.

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Dream what you want to dream;go where you want to go;be what you want to be,because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

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The Sunset of Great Walls (2)

In today’s post, I want to share more photos of my trip to Great wall.

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The sunset of great wall is really fantastic. We were lucky that the day we climb the walls was really good.

When I climb on the top of the mountain, I found the best spot for my camera. All my tiredness was sweeping away when the cool wind breezing my face.

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I hired a local farmer to help me carry my equipments to the top of Great wall. This photo is that farmer. He was having a rest on the ground. So leisure!

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The sunset is like a beautiful poem. There is a famous Chinese poem:

The sunset is charming, only that it is near dusk.

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