Shangri-la

Shangri-la - nymph . Mt Kailash is also known Kang Rinpoche...

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Shangri-La ha s become synonymous with any earthly paradise but particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia — a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world. Environmental determinism , also known as climatic determinism , environmentalism , or the geographic factor , is the view that the physical environment, rather than social conditions, determines culture. Mansarovar South of Mt. Kailash is the revered C, the eastern lake of two in the region. At an altitude of 14,950 ft above sea level, Mansarovar is the highest body of fresh water in the world Parvati: (also Uma ). Daughter of the Himalayas and consort of Shiva Himavat ( himavant- ) is the Hindu God of snow , a personification of the Himalayan mountains . Himavat fathered the more prominent Parvati and Ganga , wife of Shiva and river goddess respectively. He is bethrothed to Mena, a
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Unformatted text preview: nymph . Mt Kailash is also known Kang Rinpoche , the Snow Jewel and Mt. Mera by the Indians Hopi In the suttas the word sangha (lit. "group, assembly") is usually used in one of two ways: it refers either to the community of ordained monks and nuns cosmology . They represent all the possibilities, good and bad, of life in sa ṃ sāra . They include rebirth as a deva , an asura , a human being , an animal , a hungry ghost , or a being in Naraka (hell). three marks of existence- suffering, impermanence, and not self The Four Noble Truths 1. Life means suffering. 2. The origin of suffering is attachment. 3. The cessation of suffering is attainable. 4. The path to the cessation of suffering Blue-space, White-water, Red-fire, Green-air & wind, Yellow-earth....
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course RELS 101 taught by Professor Bjerken during the Spring '08 term at CofC.

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