“Sometimes Ayaqox will appear as a handsome man to a woman full of desire. Other times, she will appear to the man of great vigor, as a beautiful woman with long black hair and the face of a praying mantis with green skin.” – The Ivory Tablets of the Crow
One of the masculine sides of the Ayaqox is Bishamon, also called Bishamonten. According to the Art of Ninzuwu teachings, Bishamonten is closely associated with the tengu Sojobo and with the Reiki symbol Cho Ku Rei. His influence is seen in the Ivory Tablets in the case of Xuz wearing of the “black armor.”
Traditionally, Bishamonten is widely known as one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan, a god of warriors, but not a war deity itself. He is associated with the north, winter, the color black, treasure, centipedes, and the human action of faith. His origins can be traced back to India, where he is known as Vaiśravaṇa. Bishamon is always depicted as dressed in full armour, carrying a spear and a miniature pagoda. He is the protector of the righteous and is the Buddhist patron of warriors.
Bishamonten teaches us that prosperity comes through purity and is often called upon so that we can come into unison with the good of a situation. Sometimes our desired fate is prevented because we are ignorantly breaking and unseen principle, which tarnishes our virtue. Bishamonten awakens us to the outcome of our actions. As he dispels thinking that is not in line with Buddhist law. It is for this reason that he also guards wealth. These principles are part of the Ayaqox’s function, as described in the Ivory Tablets of the Crow:
“The Ayaqox is able to discern the desires of others, their motives, even though they may be hidden. But, she is also the teacher of the price of lust and knows the karma that must be paid. “
Lust and intuition are one amongst those who are initiated. Lust is a very difficult force to bridle. However, when properly cultivated it works as the truest form of virtue.
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