The Greedy Dragon of Ambition
The Greedy Dragon of Ambition is the requirement of the new, aggressive, demanding generation of go-getters who want everything and then some more. Dragons for help, inspiration, support and strength in the Helpful Friends & Patronage sector, Travel corner or the Career & Opportunities has been a tradition with the orient for centuries.
The Chinese Dragon, or Lung, symbolizes power and excellence, valiancy and boldness, heroism and perseverance, nobility and divinity. A dragon overcomes obstacles until success is his. He is energetic, decisive, optimistic, intelligent and ambitious.
Unlike the negative image the western countries associate with the Dragons, the east, the orient treats the Dragons as strong, handsome, beautiful, friendly, and wise. The Dragon brings life on the earth, in the form of its celestial breath, known to many as sheng chi (positive energy). He yields life and bestows its power in the form of the seasons, bringing water from rain, warmth from the sunshine, wind from the seas and soil from the earth. The Dragon is the ultimate representation of the forces of Mother Nature. The greatest divine force on Earth. They are the angels of the Orient. Instead of being hated, they are loved and worshipped. Temples and shrines have been built to honor them.
The legend of dragon
The Chinese consider themselves, 'the descendants of the dragon.'
Nobody really knows where the dragon comes from. The dragon looks like a combination of many animals. Like the Phoenix – our exclusive – the Dragon too is believed to be a blend of nine animals.
The horns of a deer; the head of a camel; the eyes of a devil; the neck of a snake; the abdomen of a large cockle; the scales of a carp; the claws of an eagle; the paws of a tiger; and the ears of an ox.
The Dragon was believed to have great powers that allowed them to make rain and to control floods. It was believed that after death the souls are carried to the other world by the dragons.
This is NOT your average dragon. The Greedy Dragon of Ambition is one who will never let any opportunity just pass him unexplored. He does not believe in anyone being better than him and he believes in excellence. Hugging the Earth in his powerful grip, the Dragon fiercely guards his treasure. This painting is for high achievers on their way to the top. Those in the business say that nothing can slow you down once you have the Greedy Dragon by your side.
Placement guidance, signed by the Master, provided along with it.
If in India, some of the Rajah believed that they were descendents of Sun or Moon, the Chinese Kings believed that they were the real dragons and the sons of heaven. Their beds were called dragon beds. Their throne was called the seat of the dragon and the emperor's yellow robes were called the dragon robes. For centuries, common Chinese were not permitted to wear yellow color which was supposed to be the color of the royalty.
The early Chinese believed the dragon to be a god that embodied the will and ideals of the people. The dragon at will can grow into a giant or reduce into a dwarf, can become bright enough to light up miles around him or can become darker than night. The dragon could fly and also swim.
In fact, it seems that the dragon is capable of doing almost anything. The dragons could cause rainfalls as the kings of the water dragons live in the dragon palaces under the oceans. The Chinese sign for the dragon appears during the Yin and Shang dynasties (from the 16th to the 11th century BC, the period of the earliest Chinese hieroglyphs), between inscriptions on bones and turtle shields. These inscriptions depicted a horned reptile, teeth, scales and paws as well.
King bowed to the Dragon
The Chinese including the King knelt down in front of the image of a dragon with reverence and awe. The Black Dragon Pool Chapel, near Peking, was reserved for the Empress and her court.
As a result, this unreal animal rose from being the totem of a tribe to become the symbol of a nation. Eventually it became the sign on the national flag of the last feudal dynasty, the Qing Dynasty.
Everything connected with Eastern Dragons is blessed. The Year of the Dragon, which takes place ever twelve years, is lucky. Children born during Dragon Years enjoy health, wealth, and long life.
A thirteenth-century Cambodian king spent his nights in a golden tower, where he `consulted` with the real ruler of the land a nine-headed dragon.
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