|Avian (Garuda) guards on the temple of Emerald Buddha, Thailand (Zennn/flickr.com)|
|Devi (Travis Charest/michaelmay.us)|
Every moment is imperiled. We teeter on the edge of ruin. We are staring into the gaping chasm... and loving it, of course. Just so those brave European Crusaders conquering and enslaving the world.
Coming to a bridge at the end of life is not unusual. There is the River Styx to cross, the Cerberus to navigate, and in Asian mythology the idea of a very fragile rope bridge which can bear no extra weight -- and, bad karma being very heavy, it frequently gives way.
|Asian deva watcher, Burma (Dondoc-foto/flickr)|
|Euro deva (Joe Temmel/flickr)|