Hungry ghost is a concept in Chinese Buddhism, Chinese traditional religion, Japanese Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism, representing beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way.
The terms 餓鬼 èguǐ literally "hungry ghost", are the Chinese translation of the term preta in Buddhism.
"Hungry ghosts" play a role in Chinese Buddhism and Taoism as well as in Chinese folk religion
The term is not to be confused with the generic term for "ghost" or damnation, 鬼 guǐ. The understanding is that all people become such a regular ghost when they die, and would then slowly weaken and eventually die a second time.
Chenrezig is the lord of Love.
"Every person whose heart is moved by love and compassion, who deeply and sincerely acts for the benefit of others without concern for fame, profit, social position, or recognition expresses the activity of Chenrezig."
The Six Realms Associated with Chenrezig
Buddhist cosmology typically identifies six realms of rebirth and existence. The six realms are listed below:
Earlier Buddhist texts refer to five realms rather than six realms; when described as five realms, the .
Thangkas are basically sacred Buddhist Thangka paintings. “Thangka is a type of painting executed on the cotton cloth and often framed with brocade Tibetan silk. They are images of different gods, goddesses, and significant related to the philosophy of Buddhism. Regarded as the very essence of worship, these paintings are a means by which the highest ideals of Buddhism are discussed. However, many Buddhist monasteries still use the tables as a means of financial .
Descriptions of the kingdom of Shambhala are based both on literature said to emanate from Shambhala itself and by later commentators, mainly Tibetans, who claimed to have visited the kingdom in the material realm, on an etheric plane, in dreams, or by some other means.
As the descriptions will make clear, this is not of “historical” Shambhala; i.e., a country that once existed in the time-space continuum recognized by Western historiography—for instance, the ancient kingdom .