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Byou (BI-YO-U) is a Tong-Nou creature. Byou is one of the possible incarnations of Rin.

Byou is born with a Wrench.

Appearance Edit

Byou is a green-brown lizardlike creature with leaves covering his midsection. He has four splayed limbs with five fingers each, similar to a lizard's. He has a short tail and a head bearing his facial features and six small green tendrils similar to hair.

IngameEdit

Byou

Byou in Karacters

Byou's goal as a playable character is to replace the eyeball of Zuo-mong so that he can make dreams. To do this, Byou must retrieve the eyeball from under Mingke-shu, the Tree of Life and get it back to the Palace of Dreaming.

Reference to the KujiEdit

Byou's name is supposedly the second syllable of the Kuji (九字), series of nine syllables. Each syllable has its own symbol, mudra (hand sign), mantra (utterance/prayer) and mandala (visualization). The syllables in order are Rin (臨), Pyō (兵), Tō (闘), Sha (者), Kai (皆), Jin (陣), Retsu (列), Zai (在) and Zen (前). The mudras, mantras, and mandalas put into practice for ritual or meditation purposes is referred to as the Kuji-in (九字印), or "Nine Hand Seals". The Kuji-in has roots in Hinduism and is used in a wide variety of practices including Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism, Ninjutsu and schools of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism such as Mikkyo, Tendai and Shingon. Because of that, Pyō (兵) has many different meanings, mudras, mantras and mandalas depending on the practice it is used for. The Kanji itself (兵) can mean "Soldier/Troops" or "Energy".

Pyo

A commonly used "Pyo" mudra.

Mudra, Mantra and Mandala Edit

A typical mudra consists of interlocking the pinkies and ring fingers and then pointing the index fingers. The middle fingers are then placed around the index fingers and the thumbs stretch the tips of the middle fingers. One particular Mandala visualizes an intense bright light that comes into a person as they inhale, and come out of a person as they exhale.

Here is the Mantra followed by an interpretation used in meditation:

Sanskrit: Om ishaanaya yantraaya Swaha!

Japanese: On ishanaya intaraya sowaka.

English (Lit. Trans.): O vigorous behavior instrument glory

Interpretation: Divine energy flows through me and everything around me.

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