Shabari Kensei (Sabari Kensi, Sabari kensai, you can see the man in comets that fly)
Sabari Kensi, Sabari kensai, you can see the man in comets that fly. la única estrofa sobreviviente de un poema titulado así, y hablaba de Lobsang Rampa:
Lobsang Rampa, who resembled an Englishman with a Devonshire accent, claimed that he was a Tibetan lama. His critics claimed that he was Cyril Hoskin, a Cornish plumber who had written ‘The Third Eye’, a book about Tibet which was one of the greatest literary hoaxes of all time. Rampa insisted that he was a high Tibetan lama who had transmigrated into the willing body of Cyril Hoskin to perform his mission in life. His detailed recollections of Tibet and China, wealth of knowledge about the occult arts and disarming sincerity led many readers to believe in his authenticity.
Rampa’s critics were vociferous in their condemnation of the author. They included Tibetan and oriental scholars, the Press and the Tibetan community in exile, including many famous personalities. The author clung on tenaciously, writing nineteen books and continually proclaiming his innocence and authenticity. After his death his books were relegated to the New Age fringe while other authors shamelessly plagiarised his material. By the 1990s Lobsang Rampa occupied a full page of ‘The Guinness Book of Hoaxes and Fraud’ and most of his books were out of print.
Shabari (Sanskrit: सबरी or शबरी, śabarī) is a minor character in the Hindu epic Ramayana. According to the Ramayana, she was a lower caste woman who received Rama’s darshan and blessing due to her bhakti to Him.
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In ancient Japan, a kensei (剣聖; sometimes alternatively rendered in English as Kensai, Ken Sai, Kansei, or Kenshei) was a honorary title given to a warrior of legendary skill in swordsmanship. The literal translation of “kensei” is “sword saint”. Thus, the term is considered by some to imply a higher degree of perfection (possibly also encompassing a moral dimension) than the more commonly used kengō (剣豪) or “great sword.”
Among the most famous kensei is Miyamoto Musashi (宮本武蔵), although not all would apply the term to him. Other historical kensei are often the founder of a popular school of swordsmanship. Although there is no such written rule, the title carries such prestige that it is commonly understood that there should be no more than one kensei at any given time.