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Touhou Addict Recovery Center / Re: Purity in Touhou.
« Last post by Branneg Xy on Today at 01:46:15 PM »
Recently, I've been thinking a lot about how exactly purity works in Touhou. And to clarify, I'm not refering to Junko's version of purity which is explicitly different, I'm referring to the Shinto/Buddhist concept of purity that is applied by the lunarians.What defines a being as being "pure"? Lunarians absolve themselves from sin and "impure" thoughts. Apparently drinking the Hourai Elixir makes one impure because you are tainted with the desire for the removal of death but Mokou mentions says in IN:  "To be devoid of death is to be devoid of life.
Without the unnecessary states of life and death,
I'm about as close as you can get to a pure human." Ghosts are also pure and so are celestials as well so should hermits have to purify themselves in order to ascend to Heaven or do their souls get purified once they get ascended? Are divine spirits and yaoyorozu no kami also pure since they're also spirits. Also why does being in a pure land make you not age? I think that there's a through line in this that would make everything else fall in place but I don't really understand it.

What I'm basically asking is: What is a concise definition for purity in Touhou.

To such and further seeking out of points and insights, there is actually a fairly brief, but precise and helpful article about "Touhou's Impurity (and, by parallel associations,  Purity ) "on https://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Impurity.

Listed and confirmed "Pure Lands" are:
"Known Pure Lands
Eientei (formerly)("artificially Purified")
Heaven
Higan
The Moon ("Artificially Purified)
The Netherworld. "

P. S. Senkai("Hermit World(s) ") are but not Pure Lands("Environments)

From such with additional research, examples, hints, major requirements of "Purity in Touhou" are hinted at to be: "Pure Land(Forever Unchanging and Timeless,  Lifeless and Deathless Enviroments) "; Pure Lands(Environment) Denizens willing living and remaining as much as possible within Pure Lands("Environments) "; "Upkeeping of such Purity in the Pure Lands(" Environments)by allowing in as Little Impurity as possible and Purifying Impurities before becoming Tainted/Impure", differences between "Natural Pure Lands(Heaven and Celestials) such Upkeep of Purity In/Impurity Out is majorly on a personal level(Celestials repelling or escaping against Shinigami Reapers, Kishins, Chief Kishins)"and  "Artificial Pure Lands(Moon, Lunar Capital) where it is majorly about(Lunarians and Moon Rabbits) the Purity of the Land("Enviroments)itself needing to be Environmentally Upkept ".




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Rumia's Party Games / Re: Myon Quest - Scattered Souls
« Last post by Kilgamayan on Today at 11:35:23 AM »
> Have our human help our phantom back up as we all gather together.
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Rumia's Party Games / Re: Myon Quest - Scattered Souls
« Last post by Neovereign on Today at 09:19:34 AM »
> Prepare our human half to Receive Cat.
> Then bank toward the cat with our phantom half with the goal of driving it toward our human half, which we can then use to scoop it up.
> Your phantom half dives a bit lower than you intend, with the cat jumping into the air, then using Myon as a footstool to break for the opposite direction.
> A good plan, if not for Alice's dolls immediately converging on it like beasts.
> By the time Myon bounces off the ground, the cat is strung up in place by multiple dolls and strings, with Alice and Miko starting to slow down as they catch up.
>_
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Touhou Addict Recovery Center / Purity in Touhou.
« Last post by degradingwindow on Today at 06:31:09 AM »
Recently, I've been thinking a lot about how exactly purity works in Touhou. And to clarify, I'm not refering to Junko's version of purity which is explicitly different, I'm referring to the Shinto/Buddhist concept of purity that is applied by the lunarians.What defines a being as being "pure"? Lunarians absolve themselves from sin and "impure" thoughts. Apparently drinking the Hourai Elixir makes one impure because you are tainted with the desire for the removal of death but Mokou mentions says in IN:  "To be devoid of death is to be devoid of life.
Without the unnecessary states of life and death,
I'm about as close as you can get to a pure human." Ghosts are also pure and so are celestials as well so should hermits have to purify themselves in order to ascend to Heaven or do their souls get purified once they get ascended? Are divine spirits and yaoyorozu no kami also pure since they're also spirits. Also why does being in a pure land make you not age? I think that there's a through line in this that would make everything else fall in place but I don't really understand it.

What I'm basically asking is: What is a concise definition for purity in Touhou.
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> Summon one of our keystones
> "You see these? These right here are keystones, these can only be handled by the Hinanai family which are celestials."

> Take out our Sword of Hisou
> "And you see this? This is the sword of Hisou, a celestial artifact capable of manipulating the weather."
> Make the sword of Hisou extend in order to clarify our point that this isn't a normal sword.

> "And if you still don't believe me, please go get Youmu, she can testify for me."
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Rumia's Party Games / Re: Myon Quest - Scattered Souls
« Last post by Kilgamayan on Today at 03:31:13 AM »
> Prepare our human half to Receive Cat.
> Then bank toward the cat with our phantom half with the goal of driving it toward our human half, which we can then use to scoop it up.
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Rumia's Party Games / Re: Myon Quest - Scattered Souls
« Last post by Neovereign on Today at 03:29:47 AM »
> Chase after the cat with our human half as well, then, trying to keep our human on one side of it and our phantom on the other to restrict its movements.
> You follow the two after the cat, outspeeding both of them, though the dolls Alice is starting to send do keep up a little.
> You've got the cat sandwiched in position between you and your phantom half now.
>_
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Rumia's Party Games / Re: Myon Quest - Scattered Souls
« Last post by Kilgamayan on Today at 02:30:44 AM »
> Chase after the cat with our human half as well, then, trying to keep our human on one side of it and our phantom on the other to restrict its movements.
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Rumia's Party Games / Re: Myon Quest - Scattered Souls
« Last post by Neovereign on Today at 02:29:14 AM »
> How far apart can our halves be?
> You haven't tested before. It's usually a bad idea to go far from one of your halves, since it means you have to pay attention to both of your bodies and the area around at the same time.
>_
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