Monday, May 4, 2009

Powered by Prayer

Om Mani Padme Hum by ~manunkind

Buddhist prayer wheels can be found outside the gates of monasteries in a number of Asian nations, most famously in Tibet. If you think about it, countless people spinning countless prayer wheels for over 1,500 years would have generated an incredible amount of electrical energy had the prayer wheels been crafted to produce and capture it.

Designer
Taikkun Li thought about the possibilities and is moving to put those thoughts into action with his Prayer Wheel Energy Generator.

At some Tibetan monasteries, a single person can walk down a long row of cylindrical wheels, putting each wheel into motion as they proceed. Says Li, "Now that positive energy can be harvested along Tibetan streets, turned into electricity, and used to provide evening lighting along those streets and inside the adjacent homes."

Excerpted from Innovative Electricity Generator is Powered by Prayer
Prayer Wheels and Protectors by ~funkyphotographer

Infinite Reflectionom mani padme hum by ~mentally-korrupt

Akubi's Badger:
TanukiA Tanuki...?

Tanuki (狸 or タヌキ ?) is the Japanese word for the Japanese raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonides viverrinus). They have been part of Japanese folklore since ancient times. The legendary tanuki is reputed to be mischievous and jolly, a master of disguise and shapeshifting, but somewhat gullible and absent-minded.
Tanuki is often mistakenly translated as raccoon or badger.

TanukiJillian Tamaki's Tanuki



20 comments:

edgar said...

**MURST THINGS MURST!!**

**MURST!!**

very interesting and fun post imo.

Kitty said...

!!!!FABULOSO!!!!

I'm voting this "Best Post Ever On a blog about a blog about a blog about a blog"Akira please post the details where I can get my own electrical/prayer/generator when available... super very cool...

Akira said...

Hi Guyz!
I imagine a
couple bodhisattvas chuckling over this:
"It only took them well over 1500 years to figure out what those prayer wheels were meant for."

**big belly laughs**

"I told you we'd have to stick around *a very long time* to enlighten people on this crazy planet."

Akubi said...

Out of the blue, a coworker asked me a question today:

"Do you live alone?"

"Well, other that my dogs and cat, yes."

"Doesn't it get lonely?"

"Not particularly. I feel more alone around other people....In forced social situations, for example."

Akubi said...

BTW, is anyone else doing this Tumblr thing?

Kitty said...

Hi Akubi.. maybe you are a dog (or cat)... living in a human form...

I'm a kitty living in a human form... I love being alone...and I wish I had a tail...

VeryLongTime(Flowy(V) said...

Hi Akira...

I love that scene you describe... it sounds so true...

"I told you we'd have to stick around *a very long time* to enlighten people on this crazy planet."Good thing they are patient... good stuff takes a while...

Akubi said...

When I was a Zendo student I was told I had a badger in me - and thought who the hell wants to be a badger? My only association with badgers was a little league team that kicked our ass in the 3rd or 4th grade. Maybe something was lost in translation.
At least I was born the year of the dog.

Kitty said...

Interestingly, North American Badgers (Taxidea taxus) and Coyotes (Canis latrans) have been seen hunting together, in a cooperative fashion.[3]

Uhmmmm...

me going in my den to curl up... peace... prayer electricity...

Paper Chews said...

My Little Cthulhu - papercraft

buzzsaw99 said...

I am married but personality-wise I could deal with single-hood, even hermitism quite nicely. People uber-sux in general. I have a middle-aged friend who jumps from relationship to relationship, I have another middle-aged friend who, so far as I know, has never had a girlfriend. The latter is a much nicer person whose company I prefer much over the former. The world is shallow.

Kitty said...

Hi Mr. Buzzsaww99...

You might like having a pet... people can be stinky and not worth the bother... goldfish and dogs are good and kitties are the best...

buzzsaw99 said...

Hi Kitty,

i have an keety, she is the best dog i never had, lol.

Kitty said...

Yeah Mr. Buzzsaww99...

I hoped so... cause pets are so good for you... they can make you happy... be happy...

FlowyTumblr(V) said...

Ho ho ho Akubi..

Flowy Blowy

Akira said...

Buzz,
I'm glad your kitty worked out for you and you didn't end up with a crazy one like mine.

Kitty,
My pets certainly cheer me up!

Akubi said...

Hi Flowy,
You've already been reblogged twice!

wagga said...

I visualize an American version where the church has no pews, but rather a series of long treadmills.

Church runs on the generated leccies, & the congregants will get a tangible benefit. Set a drummer & taskmaster at the "stern".

FlowyBlowy(V) said...

wagga's got it...

Church power Akubi's got it too...

Reblogging power Yeah Akira! Pets!

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