Translations:Temple of Mercy/2/en

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In this retreat, a central pagoda with golden dome rises above twelve surrounding pagodas, each of which focuses the yin and yang qualities of the twelve hierarchies of the Sun. The plus and minus factors of each of the lines of the cosmic sundial are reproduced here musically by the representatives of each of the hierarchies serving in each of the twelve lesser pagodas. The cosmic hum that comes forth from the Great Hub is reproduced in the central tower as the music of the spheres. It is a combination of these plus and minus factors of Alpha and Omega in unique combination in each of the twelve houses that produces the action of the mercy flame that is in the central focus under the golden dome. This music is the origin of Chinese and oriental music. It is the focus of this retreat that makes oriental art so completely different from our Western modes and conceptions.