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Song Shan

(sŭng` shän`), mountain, N central Henan prov., China; one of the five sacred mountains of China. It is famous for the Shaolin Temple, where generations of Buddhist monks have practiced martial arts. Bodhidharma, an Indian Buddhist master, is said to have arrived at the temple during the 6th cent. and established Zen BuddhismZen Buddhism,
Buddhist sect of China and Japan. The name of the sect (Chin. Ch'an, Jap. Zen) derives from the Sanskrit dhyana [meditation]. In China the school early became known for making its central tenet the practice of meditation, rather than adherence
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. The name is also transliterated as Sung Shan.
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Caption: 8 Modernist aesthetics: Mount Song, Shambhavi Kaul, 2013.
Indian films screened officially at Berlinale include Imtiaz Ali's Highway (Panorama), Jayan Cherian's Papilio Buddha (Panorama)Pushpenra Singh's Lajwanti (Forum), Jessica Sadana and Samarth Dixit's Prabhat Pheri (Forum), Avinash Arun's Killa (Generation), Gaurav Saxena's Rangrez (Native) and two films Mount Song, Blood Earth (Forum Expanded) among others.
John Gosden won the corresponding race with Namaskar last year and fields three newcomers this time, topped, on jockey bookings, by William Buick's mount Song Of India.
Like Mount Song among the five marchmounts, like the emperor among men, as the avian sovereign the phoenix set a pattern for other birds to follow.
(32) In 699, Wu Zhao, while traveling to Mount Song, her designated Central Marchmount [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], (33) passed Mount Goushi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and visited the Temple of the Ascended Immortal Prince [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], which she had established three years earlier while performing the sacrosanct feng and shan sacrifices.
In Dengfang xian zhi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], the 1803 edition, (Henan: Dengfang County Office, 1984), 1.11, it indicates that during Gaozong's reign a phoenix roosted near to Song Peak Temple on Mount Song.
Sun Yirang, the first scholar to address this question, identified this yue with Mount Song near Luoyang, the later Central Marchmount, and Sarah Allan has recently concurred, arguing that it had functioned as a cosmic center since Neolithic times.(5) In the Book of Poetry (Shijing) the word yue sometimes means nothing more than "lofty peak" (e.g., Mao 273 and 296), but in one example it seems to refer to a specific peak and that peak has again been identified as Mount Song.(6) An interesting piece of corroborating evidence is found in the mountain's earlier name, Great Palace Mountain (Taishishan).
Mount Song is southeast of Luoyang and nearly twice as far from Jiang as Mount Huo.
The four marchmounts surrounded a central sacred peak, Mount Song, which represented the Chinese emperor.
It was a rough race, and Richard Hughes' mount Song Of Passion was nearly brought down more than two furlongs out.