The 18th century Tibetan Buddhist Dagpu Luvsan Dambiijaltsan was the reincarnation of the Indian Prince Dharmanand.  Somewhere between 1735 and 1737, at the request of his students, Dagpu Luvsan Dambiijaltsan wrote down the dreams and visions he had since he was 11 years old. The book was titled, “The Tale of the Moon Cuckoo with a Blue Voice.” Its aim was to help readers understand the significance of compassion. About a century later, Noyon Khutagt Danzaravjaa wrote an opera based on this story in Mongolian. It is a legend about why the song of the cuckoo bird ushers in the beginning of spring.
About 470km South East of Ulaanbaatar, a towering eight-meter bronze sculpture of a scorpion looks out onto the intersection of three roads that scatter in separate directions like the thin traces of a firework over a boundless space of golden dust. They are but a small burst of countless trails that extend over the mystical land of Northern Shambhala, the legendary kingdom of earthly paradise. It is said that abundance, peace and enlightenment can be achieved in this kingdom. Its territory is shaped like the lotus flower with eighteen petals. In each of them, a particular art or a science of the inner or outer universe have been cultivated to perfection. The infinite repository of Shambhala’s riches is replenished by the planets and the stars. It can be accessed by the human mind and spirit. (G. Mend-Ooyo, 279)
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