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Shooting the Dragon
From Wikipedia:-
DRAGON
A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan (namely the Japanese dragon), Korea and other East Asian countries.

The two traditions may have evolved separately, but have influenced each other to a certain extent, particularly with the cross-cultural contact of recent centuries. The English word “dragon” derives from Greek δράκων (drákōn), “dragon, serpent of huge size, water-snake”.

Chinese dragon
Main article: Chinese dragon
In China, depiction of the dragon (traditional:龍;simplified:龙) can be found in artifacts from the Shang and Zhou dynasties with examples dating back to the 16th century BC. Archaeologist Zhōu Chong-Fa believes that the Chinese word for dragon is an onomatopoeia of the sound of thunder. The Chinese name for dragon is pronounced lóng in Mandarin Chinese or lùhng in Cantonese. Sometime after the 9th century AD, Japan adopted the Chinese dragon through the spread of Buddhism. Although the indigenous name for a dragon in Japanese is tatsu (たつ?), a few of the Japanese words for dragon stem from the Chinese word for dragon, namely, ryū (りゅう?) or ryō (りょう?) (traditional:龍;simplified:竜). The Vietnamese word for dragon is rồng (龍) and the Korean word for dragon is ryong (hangul:용, hanja:龍).

The Chinese dragon (simplified Chinese: 龙; traditional Chinese: 龍; pinyin: lóng) is the highest-ranking animal in the Chinese animal hierarchy, strongly associated at one time with the emperor and hence power and majesty (the mythical bird fenghuang was the symbol of the Chinese empress), still recognized and revered. Its origins are vague, but its “ancestors can be found on Neolithic pottery as well as Bronze Age ritual vessels.” Tradition has it composed of nine different animals, with nine sons, each with its own imagery and affiliations. It is the only mythological animal of the 12 animals that represent the Chinese calendar. 2012 was the Chinese year of the Water Dragon.

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Had the opportunity of taking these photos during the 2015 Wesak Celebrations Day in May, 2015.

Penang Wesak Celebration Day held at Dewan Sri Pinang on Sunday, 22   Leave a comment


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I am sharing this photo album of well over 2,000 in batches or instalments over the next few weeks as a single post cannot accommodate the massive number of photos. Enjoy these photos taken by 8 other official photographers.like David Wong, JohnShen Lee, Mei Kuan, John Toh, Michael Chuan, Daniel Koay, Keewan Choong and Marilyn Ho. Happy viewing. Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.

S

The concert and drama at the Penang Wesak Celebration Day   2 comments


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This was the series of the photographs taken from the concert and drama of the Penang Wesak Celebration Day held on Sunday, 22 April, 2012 at the Dewan Sri Pinang, Light Street, Penang.

SP Lim

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The Dana at the Penang Wesak Celebration Day   2 comments


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From the Wikipedia :- Dāna or Daan (Pāli, Sanskrit: दान dāna) is generosity or giving. In Hinduism and Buddhism, it is the practice of cultivating generosity. Ultimately, the practice culminates in one of the perfections (pāramitā): the perfection of giving – dāna-pāramitā. This can be characterized by unattached and unconditional generosity, giving and letting go.

Dāna as a formal religious act is directed specifically to a monastic or spiritually-developed person. In Buddhist thought, it has the effect of purifying and transforming the mind of the giver.

Generosity developed through giving leads to being reborn in happy states and the availability of material wealth.[2] Conversely, lack of giving leads to unhappy states and poverty.

Buddhists believe that giving without seeking anything in return leads to greater spiritual wealth. Moreover, it reduces the acquisitive impulses that ultimately lead to continued dukkha

Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu

SP Lim

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The Penang Wesak Celebration Day held on Sunday, 22 April, 2012   3 comments


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The Penang Wesak Celebration Day held on Sunday, 22 April, 2012 at the Dewan Sri Pinang, Light Street, Penang.

Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. — Marsha Norman

Busy preparations for tomorrow’s Penang Wesak Celebration Day at Dewan Sri Pinang   3 comments


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The Penang Wesak Celebration Day is open to the public as it operates on an Open House concept where everyone from other religions can come to observe what Buddhism is all about and what the Buddhists practise. The Penang State Government has initiated and thus is sponsoring this event to encourage religious tolerance and understanding among our citizen. Do not miss the Penang Wesak Celebration Day on this coming Sunday 22 April, 2012 to be held at Dewan Sri Pinang, Lebuh Light, Penang from 9.00 am onwards.

SP Lim

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Penang Wesak Celebrations Day on Sunday 22.04.2012 at Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang   Leave a comment


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This is the Press Conference on Saturday 24.03.2012, for the Penang Wesak Celebrations Day to be held on Sunday 22.04.2012 at Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang. It is free and open to the public on an “Open Day” concept. All are welcome.

SP Lim

Penang Wesak Celebrations Day’s Meeting at Komtar, Penang   2 comments


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Penang Wesak Celebrations Day’s Meeting was held at Level 28 of Komtar, Penang with YB Ng Wei Aik. The date of this “Open House” concept on the Wesak Buddhist celebrations of the Triple Blessed Day of the Buddha in Malaysia, in general and in Penang, in particular. It is open to the public to see, observe and know how the Wesak Day is celebrated in the state of Penang.

SP Lim

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