#also i like how they drew gine in this i love that she has fat and muscle on her and she not a twig .. #db pls give me more buff women they are lovely #almost done with the next dbz character draw btw :) #bardock#gine #bardock and gine #gine dbz#bardock dbz#db#dbz#dragon ball #dragon ball z #anime
THE IMMORTAL PHOENIX & IT'S CONNECTION TO THE PARADISE HERB
(Just an edit I made. Combined DB manga panels & an image of the phoenix from the manga "Phoenix" by Osamu Tezuka.)
So... I wasn't even trying to do anymore research, I just happened to discover more info about Krillin's Non-Self State lol 😅. This power-up has a connection to the Immortal Phoenix that granted Roshi immortality.
In the "EXTRA THOUGHTS" section at the bottom of my post explaining Krillin's power, I explain how the Immortal Phoenix granted Roshi immortality. The Immortality Elixer 🍵 was likely made from the Paradise Herb 🌿 brought to Roshi by the Immortal Phoenix.
Roshi knew of the blessed herb that was able to extend the lifespan, but he did not earn it through enlightenment as Krillin did.
Immortality was gifted to Roshi by the Immortal Phoenix, then again by Krillin, who had achieved enlightenment.
Why is enlightnement important? How does this connect Krillin's new power with the Immortal Phoenix?
The Paradise Herb only appears for those who have achieved enlightenment, which is why the Paradise Herb appeared after Krillin achieved enlightenment. In Buddhism, the phoenix is a symbol of enlightenment. This is why the Immortal Phoenix was able to gather the Paradise Herb to make the Immortality Elixer that Master Roshi drank.
The Immortal Phoenix was an enlightened being, so it could gather the Paradise Herb at any time & the same goes for Krillin who achieved enlightenment (who can also be considered "immortal" since he can now partake of the life extending plant anytime he wants).
So there you have it!
Only enlightened beings can gather the Paradise Herb. Krillin gathered the herb for Roshi just as the Immortal Phoenix did before him. And the Immortality Elixer is made of the Paradise Herb.