Mount Kailash, Mount Kailash Mount Kyla, President Donald Trump discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
That's holy. In multiple religions, not just one. And this would be the peak was it's a peak in the Himalayas known as mount Kailash mount Kyla. And so this is a whole. Mountain in multiple religions in Hinduism. This mountain is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, the destroyer of evil and of his wife Parvathi who together sit in meditation at the summit of the mountain. And so the sight of mount Kailash is a destination of pilgrimage for many Hindus who climb fifteen thousand feet or about four point six kilometers up this ascent path to the base of the mountain, but do not climb it summit. In fact, climbing the sacred summit is forbidden, and the well, we can't know for sure it's often said that the summit has never been climbed by human. Instead, it's believed virtuous for pilgrims to walk in a circle around the base of the mountain, but not go up to the summit. And this, of course, is not just a holy site for Hindus as it was saying, but it's also holy for Buddhists for Jane's. And for people of the indigenous religion of Tibet known his bone. Yes. Very int animist religion. Yeah. Now if you look at what? A picture of mount Kailash looks like from below. I mean, I would say, obviously, I already know this about it when I've seen pictures of it. But it's not hard to see how a person looking up at this. Peak would begin to think that something powerful and holy in forbidden resided there. It does not look welcoming to ascend like it doesn't look easy to climb. And I think there's something powerful about that too to see a place and think I am especially today's day and age to think a wonder if people have ever been on that spot has a person ever stood there in the answer is even possibly no there is something kind of sacred about that. Like, we've we've pretty much screwed everything else up. But that one peak is is pristine you will not find a slim Jim rapper there. Yeah. And that does seem important, right? I mean, part of the issue is anytime there's a mountain that people say has not been climbed. Obviously people are going to want wanna climate. So I've been reading there's political controversy over this. It's like, I think there was one point. I read a a team of Spanish mountain climbers who announced that they were going to climb the mountain. But it's a it's a holy site. You're not supposed to climate even though I think the team they were there were not Hindus the so they didn't share this belief about the religious forbidden of the mountaintop. But the government authorities prevented them from climbing the mountain, I think just because they wanted to avoid this leading to unrest or just to I guess being seen as an insult to to people who believe that the mountain should not be climbed. I mean, I do tend to wonder if people just started climbing a mountain like this all the time. Would it kind of break the spell of this story? Would it make people would it make the mountain seem less? Holy. I don't know. That's something to consider. And after we come back from this next break, we're gonna take that consideration into specific examples not only with actual mountains, and some of the sacred ideas about them. But then we'll also be looking at some some Mitha logical and even fictional mountains, which I guess are kind of inherently safe from from now climbers laundering, where they're not supposed to be earlier this year in an interview. With Breitbart news, President Donald Trump said that in the event of a civil conflict in the United States. He believed the military and the police as well as civilian groups like the bikers for Trump would be on his side. Do you think more about the possibility of a second American civil war now than you used to if so you're not alone? I'm Robert Evans. I'm the host of the podcast behind the bastards. And I've worked as a conflict journalists in a couple of actual civil wars..