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Thunder_Gooch, July 6, 2010 in General Discussion
wow, ok, holy shizzle that was awesome.
Let us remember that the tortoise is a sacred animal which represents wisdom and longevity in Taoism:
Fu Hsi was the first of the legendary emperors of ancient China. His reign marked the starting point of Chinese civilization, and the Tao concept that originated at the same time also reflected the spirit of Chinese culture from this ancient beginning. We can see the evidence for this when we get closer to Chinese culture. In this painting to the right, Fu Hsi is shown wearing furs. Below him on the floor we see the Ba Gua trigrams as well as a tortoise. Legend has it that Fu Hsi divined the underlying pattern of the cosmos from the strange markings on the back of a tortoise.
4 9 2
3 5 7
8 1 6
The 9-square bagua layout (each line adding up to 15). The markings on the tortoise shell became the inspiration for the trigrams of the I Ching.
Wow turtles are awesome.. I wonder if I get one will he dance like that though?
Thanks for the info durk, and thanks for the laugh pie