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Xiao leap finally suppressed his own demons, has been sitting in the office reading the newspaper absently.

Tsui walked in and said, Xiao Ministers, the European ministers back.

Ah, well. Xiao Yuejin said, look at the wall clock, are 7:00 pm, he did not eat, I do not know hunger. He is now a bit skeptical, silent men and women in love is not there mild neuropathy.

Holding a share of the top-secret list of Xiao leap came Ouhong Island office.

Yuejin not go back? Ou Hong Chau little surprised.

I'm not afraid to live up to the trust of the leadership thing. This thing put me there not insurance, early leaders handed the hands of my heart at ease. Xiao leap respectfully put that list form to the Europe Minister hands, Ou Hong Chau satisfaction watching him and laughing.

Minister, there is a wish to report under the circumstances. Xiao leap hesitate long before said.

Ah, go ahead! Ou Hong Chau motioned him to sit and talk.

Xiao leap sit down and say, that Liufeng Tang, I was ten years ago with colleagues in office, his age seems a bit different, but it does not matter, but since you are so trust me, I have to do this thing is absolutely true.

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Front of the house

Came halfway up a front of the house, stopped, looked at Young Star, which is very common three wooden houses, one large and two others smaller pieces around the house has five long-haired monster in live patrols.

Hairy monster and they explain a lot, so she took Young Stars straight to the biggest wooden houses, inside, long-haired blame the Young Stars thrown to the ground, yelled: "Old man, come take a look, give me a cure , tomorrow king come see! "

"Yes, yes!" Sound humble voice sounded.

"If the cure, be careful your little life!" Hairy monster dropped a word he stormed out.

Jackie's footsteps sounded in the room, and soon, a wet hand put aside their clothes in front of the chest, after which a soft stuff in wiping the wound was clean place with a cool feeling. Young star can not open eyes and let Jackie treat his own injuries.

"Ah?" Jackie stopped suddenly wipe out the body in the Young casually pressed the two, the hand actually left his body and said: "Get up, do not install, you do nothing!"

Young star pretended not to hear as motionless.

"Do it, I can be called,!"

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General Direction

beast bite after, but why do they behave so like a man, there is no way an evil beast, which in the end is how is it?

Young group of people with a star, crossed the transaction quickly empty, and then marching toward the other side of the corridor, Young Star opened his eyes looked at the other side of the corridor is the twists and turns, but it is directed at the general direction of the evil beast domain master mountains.

Several long-haired strange walking swiftly, and soon came to the end of the corridor, and wood to set the same side of the teachings, just listen to the king against the top of the door Qiaoliaoliangxia after Not a moment, the above doors parted, hairy monster who jumped out of one hole, then the sky is completely dark down, there is no outside light, Young Star afraid surprising flaws, when the hole in the newly hatched tightly closed eyes, a coma-like.

"Take him to the old man that went to Jackie!" That king commanded carrying Young Star's younger brother. Brother, after hearing, walking swiftly, with Yang Xingfei fast Young Stars mountains around, Young Star occasionally looked outside, a man carrying his hairy blame toward the top of a mountain to climb up.

Young Stars could have long-haired strange sight in one fell swoop uniforms, but for Jackie thing does not fit, you want to look at Jackie in the end who is simply lying in strange hairy body, let him take his automatic Jackie went there.

Longhaired strange endlessly, bolted for half an hour

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Tang Poetry

Tang poetry (táng shī) refers to poetry written during China's Tang Dynasty (táng cháo), often considered as the Golden Age of Chinese poetry. According to a compilation created under the Kangxi (kāng xī) emperor of the Qing Dynasty (qīng cháo), there were almost 50,000 Tang poems written by over 2,200 authors.




During the Tang Dynasty, poetry became an important part of social life at all levels of society. Scholars were required to master poetry for the civil service examinations, but the art was available to everyone. This led to a large record of poetry and poets, a partial record of which survives today. Two of the most famous poets of the period were Du Fu (dù fǔ) and Li Bai (lǐ bái).




Three Hundred Tang Poems
The Three Hundred Tang Poems (Táng shī sān bǎi shǒu) were compiled by the Qing scholar Sun Zhu (sūn zhū), also called "Retired Master of Hengtang" (héng táng tuì shì), and published in 1764. Sun was not very pleased with the poems of the anthology Qianjiashi (qiān jiā shī) "A thousand master's poems" because of its lack of educational spirit. His own compilation became so popular that it is enclosed in a corpus of books that are found in almost every household still today.

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The Tibetan New year (zàng lì xīn nián)

he Tibetan New year (zàng lì xīn nián), also known as Losar, is the most important festival in the Tibetan calendar. “Lo” stands for year while “sar” stands for new. It is celebrated over a period of 2 weeks, generally during the months of December and January. Apart from Tibet, the New Year is also celebrated in Sherpa, Yolmo, and Bhutan. Generally, the first three days of celebration are the main part of the festival observance. These three days are celebrated with lots of customary traditions.




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Losar Date: 1st - 3rd of the first lunar month (Tibetan Calendar)
Losar Festival Date 2013: Feb 11, 2013 on solar calendar

Overview

Overview of LosarThe Losar Festival in Tibet is the biggest event in the year. Celebrated with great fervor, the event is filled with age old ceremonies that commemorate the struggle between good and evil. The Tibetan people come out on the streets and chant, pass fire torches, dance and sing - a time for general merriment essentially! The last day of the preceding year is a day to prepare for the coming New Year. The monasteries are all deckled up in the finest decorations and a Blessing Ceremony is performed on the first day of Losar. Homes are freshly painted, families dress up in new clothes, good food and special dishes are cooked and there is a wonderful air of expectation of what the New Year holds.



History

The celebration of Losar predates Buddhism in Tibet and can be traced back to the pre-Buddhist Bön period. In this early Bön tradition, every winter a spiritual ceremony was held, in which people offered large quantities of incense to appease the local spirits, deities and 'protectors' (Tibetan: chos skyong; Sanskrit: dharmapalas). This religious festival later evolved into an annual Buddhist festival which is believed to have originated during the reign of Pude Gungyal, the ninth King of Tibet. The festival is said to have begun when an old woman named Belma introduced the measurement of time based on the phases of the moon. This festival took place during the flowering of the apricot trees of the Lhokha Yarla Shampo region in autumn, and it may have been the first celebration of what has become theTibet New Year 2013traditional farmers' festival. It was during this period that the arts of cultivation, irrigation, refining iron from ore and building bridges were first introduced in Tibet. The ceremonies which were instituted to celebrate these new capabilities can be recognized as precursors of the Losar festival. Later when the rudiments of astrology, based on the five elements, were introduced in Tibet, this farmer's festival became what we now call the Losar or New Year's festival.

Losar is also known as Bal Gyal Lo. Bal is Tibet, Gyal is King, Lo is year. The Tibetan new year has been celebrated since the first King's enthronement celebration. It was started with the first King. That was why it has been known as Bal Gyal Lo.



Practice

The Tibetan calendar is made up of twelve lunar months and Losar begins on the first day of the first month. In the monasteries, the celebrations for the Losar begin on the twenty-ninth day of the twelfth month. That is the day before the Tibetan New Year's Eve. On that day the monasteries do a protector deities’ puja (a special kind of ritual) and begin preparations for the Losar celebrations. The custom that day is to make special noodle called guthuk. It is made of nine different ingredients including dried cheese and various grains. Also, dough balls are given out with various ingredients hidden in them such as chilies, salt, wool, rice and coal. The ingredients one finds hidden in one's dough ball are supposed to be a lighthearted comment on one's character. If a person finds chilies in their dough, it means they are talkative. If white-colored ingredients like salt, wool or rice is inside the dough it is considered a good sign. If a person finds coal in the dough it has much the same meaning as finding coal in one's Christmas stocking; it means you have a "black heart".

[The Tibetan New year (zàng xīn ni&aacut] The last day of the year is a time to clean and prepare for the approaching New Year. In the monasteries it is a day of preparations. The finest decorations are put up and elaborate offerings are made called “Lama Losar”. In the early dawn of this day, the monks of Namgyal Monastery offer a 'sacrificial cake' (Tibetan: tor ma) on top of the main temple (Potala in Tibet) to the supreme hierarchy of Dharma protectors, the glorious goddess Palden Lhamo. Led by the Dalai Lama, the abbots of three great monasteries, lamas, reincarnated monks or tulku, government officials and dignitaries join the ceremony and offer their contemplative prayers, while the monks of Namgyal Monastery recite the invocation of Palden Lhamo. After the completion of this ceremony, all assemble in the hall called Excellence of Samsara and Nirvana for a formal greeting ceremony. Seated on his or her respective cushions, everyone exchanges the traditional greeting, “Tashi Delek”.


In order to wish the Dalai Lama good luck for the coming year, consecrated 'sacred pills' (Tibetan: ril bu) made out of roasted barley dough are offered to him by the representatives of the three great monasteries, the two Tantric Colleges, etc. Then entertainers (garma) perform a dance of good wishes. And two senior monks stage a debate on Buddhist philosophy, and conclude their debate with an auspicious recitation composed especially for the event, in which the whole spectrum of Buddhist teaching is first briefly reviewed. A request is made to the Dalai Lama and to all holders of the doctrine to remain for a long time amongst beings in Samsara (Sanskrit) in order to serve them through their enlightened activities. The official ceremony of the day then concludes with a ceremonial farewell to the His Holiness, who then retires to his palace.

The second day of Losar is known as King's Losar (gyal-po lo-sar) because officially the day is reserved for a secular gathering in the hall of Excellence of Samsara and Nirvana. His Holiness and his government exchange greetings with both monastic and lay dignitaries, such as representatives of China, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Mongolia and other foreign visitors.

Then from the third day onwards, the people and monks begin to celebrate and enjoy the festive season. In many parts of Tibet, Losar is celebrated for fifteen days or more. In India it is celebrated for three days. In other countries celebrations may be as little as one day.

The Losar is also celebrated in Nepal and India as well, where there is a strong concentration of the Buddhist population in the states like Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Himachal and Ladakh in Kashmir. The Monpa tribe of Tawang and the Memba of the Mechukha valley of Arunachal celebrate Losar. Yet the Memba of Mechukha celebrates Losar one month earlier than the other Losar-celebrating peoples.

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