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COTD #93 : Creeper, Bridge and Ending 01.04.2009

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Two portraits of Ryogen

Two portraits of Ryogen

The last sections of “Creeper” correspond to the extinction of the sabotaging parasitical vine. The host has won the final confrontation and confirms his triumph by revealing the modus operandi and nature of his opponent :

Paradise awaiting / Because your constant voice
(All your doom scenarios never come to pass)
Always analyzing / Undermines every choice
(Expected catastrophes never come to life)

Creeper now I can see / You sabotage my dream
(All your doom scenarios never come to pass)
Yet share its quality / Thus ends your little scheme
(Expected catastrophes never come to life)

While the lead singer plays the part of the host, the backing vocalists repeat a victorious mantra (in italics).

The plant then makes a few attempts to rise from its ashes, but all are short-lived as they are rapidly recognized and subdued by the conqueror.

Here’s the description of the artwork above from Wikimedia Commons :

Two portraits of Ryogen (912-985) with the Mantra Cintamani-cakra “OM VARADA PADME HUM / OM PADMA CINTAMANI DZ.WALA HUM”. Ryogen is generally known by the names of Gansan Daishi (left) or Tsuno Daishi (right). The figure of Tsuno Daishi (horned great master) is said to be a portrait of him subjugating vengeful ghosts.

I could hardly have asked for something more appropriate !



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