Posted 1/11/2008 2:42 AM (#3444) Subject: Mother Goddess of the World
Hello, Sherpa Buddhists worship "Mother Goddess of the World", or also translated as "Maiden of the Wind" if you are Nepalese or Sagarmatha. It is Chomolungma! This place is the highest place on the planet. We know it as Mount Everest! Sir Edmund Hillary, has just now followed in the footsteps of Tenseng Norgay, his Sherpa guide (who died a few years ago), and left this world at the age of 88. These two men, are reputably, the first to summit Everest and get safely back down. Sir Edmund did not fight any wars, did not distinguish himself in battle, nor invent any gee-gaws or widgets to further mankind.What he and Tenseng did, was to be the first men to TOUCH THE SKY! I am deeply saddened by his passing, and hope that all can appreciate what he accomplished. For Chomolungma did not let just anyone conquer her. She has become somewhat complacent now, but she does take a terrible toll on those that might try to reach for the sky. Yet, she also shows her power, as she granted Beck Weathers a new life, after he died on her slopes. To Sir Edmund, ga'bless, na' im maste, go New Zealand! Peace for a fallen hero, Marty and Climbing Cats
Posted 1/12/2008 8:14 PM (#3457 - in reply to #3444) Subject: RE: Mother Goddess of the World
Hillary is a sad loss. Albeit at a respectable age.
Hail the passing of a hero!
I was once a avid rock climber and understand some of the difficulties involved. Rock climbing is a way of exploring nature, and respecting its strength, while asserting ones self. I've never done ice climbing but from what I have experience such climbing is probably daunting at least. I greatly respect the endeavor to overcome great obstacles.
The earth is alive and I can understand the notion of it as a higher power. May we all give her respect.