SKY OF KALUOLO

BY JIAN GUO

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“This world was once a part of the heaven, but after the chaotic battle of the old Gods, it was splashed apart from the sky, and all the cities and the land were left swirling around the empty space; only the giant birds – Kaloulo – can cross through the border to the new heaven…”

The above is from an ancient Chinese and Indian Buddhist mythology, in which heaven has many levels, and every level is named as a kind of “sky”. An exalted soul will be able to enter the higher level of heaven, and that progress is named “lunhuo”. ...

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