Sea Eight

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." ~ George Orwell

06 February, 2006

The Story of the Eight Immortals

"The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness." ~ Minoru Yamasaki

According to an old Chinese legend, there once lived eight individuals who had done enough good deeds to allow them to become immortal, but they had to pass a final test by overcoming several obstacles put forth by the devils in the East Sea.

The eight individuals struggled together, swimming across the sea in the company of an Arhat. Each one of them contributing to the journey by utilizing his or her personal strength. In the end, by working together they all became immortal.

Hope you Enjoyed ~ C8