Chinese Believe That Pan Gu Created The Earth and The Heavens

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When Pan Gu died, his breath became the wind and clouds, his voice the rolling thunder. One eye became the sun and another, the moon. His arms and lags became the four poles of the earth, his body turned to five big mountains. His blood formed the roaring water. His veins became far –stretching roads and his muscles fertile land. His flesh and skin became the soil of the fields. His teeth and bones became metals and rocks.

The Pan Gu story has become firmly fixed in Chances tradition

In the beginning, the heavens and the earth were still one. The universe was like a big black egg, carrying Pan Gu inside itself. After eighteen thousands years, Pan Gu work from a long sleep inside the egg. He felt suffocated, so he took up a broad axe and, with all his might, cracked open the egg. The light, clear part of the egg floated up and formed the heavens; the cold, muddy matter stayed below to form the. Pan Gu stood in the middle, his head touching the sky, his feet planted on the earth. The heavens and the earth began to grow at a rate of ten feet per day and Pan Gu grew along with them.

After another eighteen thousand years, the sky was higher, the earth thicker, and Pan Gu stood between them like a pillar nine million li in height so that they would never join again. His wisdom was greater than that of the sky and his ability greater than that of the earth.

When Pan Gu died, his breath became the wind and clouds, his voice the rolling thunder. One eye became the sun and another, the moon. His arms and lags became the four poles of the earth, his body turned to five big mountains. His blood formed the roaring water. His veins became far –stretching roads and his muscles fertile land. His flesh and skin became the soil of the fields. His teeth and bones became metals and rocks.

The innumerable stars in the sky came from his hair and beard, and flowers and trees came from the fine hairs on his body. His marrow turned to jade and pearls. His sweat flowed as the good rain and the sweet dew that nurtured all things on the earth. His tears flowed to make rivers the radiance of his eyes turned into lightning. When he was happy the sun shone, but when he was angry black clouds gathered in the sky. The insects on his body, caressed by the winds, took the shape of men and women.

Pan Gu, who was born before anything else, underwent great changes when he was dying. But then, he really did not die at all –he lives on in everything we see and hear in this world.

The Pan Gu story has become firmly fixed in Chances tradition.
In fact, the Chinese people have an old saying -`since Pan Gu created earth and the heaven’s meaning `for a very long time.’ Is south China, Pan Gu is known as king Pan Gu and temples were once built in his honor.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
25th Apr 2014 (#)

Who created the other Planets then??? Were there brothers or sisters of Pan Gu???
Legends are fables that are told to bring the fascination that aids in the creation of life.
Now the question remains where was Pan Gu originally situated, did he have any brothers and sisters, how were the other planets created, what made him grow to such a humongous size etc.

I believe the entire Solar system is the necklace of the Gods that brings Earth to be the Blue enrichment complete with balance wherein it stands out uniquely as the coveted jewel on the neck of the Sun holding all of life together as One with the Angels guarding it with their life and letting no one near it.

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author avatar pohtiongho
23rd May 2014 (#)

I doubt if Gods are able to create this world.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
25th Apr 2014 (#)

Interesting read. Thanks!

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
26th Apr 2014 (#)

Another interesting article.Thanks for the share.

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author avatar pohtiongho
23rd May 2014 (#)

I am Buddhist and please read my 2 cent worth of comment:
Buddhists don’t meditate to reach god through silence. They do it to cultivate concentration and wisdom. Nibbana is a state of complete cessation of suffering and definitely not a communion with Buddha or an almighty god.
The Buddha did not claim that he could remove suffering from the world as an Almighty God. Buddhists are not conducting a business. They don’t have do’s and don’ts , or thou shalt and thou shalt not. Almost every religion claims it is the only true religion, with an almighty God. Which one should you follow?
The ability to see ghosts or to communicate with them can be acquired through meditation. The dimension of the ghosts is like a TV screen. When you have the right remote control, you can click on it to view it. The only reason why many religious teachers ban meditation is that after many years of practice, a practitioner can attain a higher level and will have the ability to enter the dimensions of ghosts and gods. By then all the lies told by the religious teachers will be exposed.
The practice of meditation is like a child learning to crawl. After crawling he learns to stand up. Then he learns to walk, and then run. Later on, he will be able to jump.
The highest wisdom is like electricity. We don’t know where it is but when we put all the components of the generator together, put in the fuel and run the generator, we have electricity.

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