Tenma completes his training and gains the abilities of the Gold Saints, while Defteros is revealed to be the Gemini Gold Saint. He decides to remain with the Earth Alliance instead.
The stone of wisdom and good fortune is star sapphire. The star inside strengthens the stone's energy and enhances its attractiveness. It is the most powerful color in the galaxy and the second strongest after blue diamonds.
Star sapphires are found in the mines of India. They come from Brazil, Africa, and Australia. The best known source is the Ritchie Mountain Mine in Carlet County, West Virginia. This mine has produced some of the finest star sapphires in the world. Other significant sources include the Diaolou Bay Area in China's Guangxi Province and the Golmud Region of Tibet Province, China.
Star sapphires are more rare than other types of sapphires. There are only about 100 working mines worldwide. Most mines do not produce star sapphires because they contain fewer than 20 diamonds larger than.3 carats (in contrast, most other sapphires have several hundred). However, the Ritchie Mountain Mine has proven successful using special mining techniques to extract star-quality stones from these lower-grade deposits.
Star sapphires are more valuable than other types of sapphires. A rough gem with a star-like pattern can sell for up to $100,000.
In both pre-Christian and Christian religions, gold has long been connected with the divine domain. Gold's radiance, indestructibility, malleability, and rarity made it a perfect substance for embodying not just heavenly characteristics, but also manifestations of human worship of the divine. In Judaism, where it was used as an emblem of covenantal friendship between God and his people, gold had exceptional value. As a symbol of righteousness and purity before God, it could be used in sacrifices to atone for sin.
In Christianity, where it still has some uses today in religious ceremonies (e.g., in the Eucharist), gold is associated with Christ's glory and our inheritance of eternal life. The New Testament describes Jesus as "rich in virtues and gifts" (1 Tim 6:19) and says that we will share in his riches (Rev 2:9).
In addition to its practical use in financing transactions or storing value, the gold in ancient coins became a popular medium for artistic expression. Artists throughout history have chosen to depict scenes from Bible stories using only objects which are found in the real world: animals, plants, objects made of wood, stone, or metal. By doing so, they hope to inspire contemplation about the power and beauty of God's creation and the transience of worldly things.
Tenga Rinpoche (1932–2012) was a Karma Kagyu school Tibetan teacher (lama). Tenga Rinpoche was born in Kham in 1932, and at the age of seven, he was identified as the reincarnation of Lama Samten. At fifteen, he assumed the throne of his monastery, and four years later he went to study at the Rumtek Monastery in India under the guidance of Sakya Pandita. When Rinpoche returned to his homeland in 1959, it had already been invaded by the Chinese army. He established many monasteries and schools in different parts of Tibet, spreading the teachings of Buddhism.
As the incarnation of Lama Samten, Tenga Rinpoche was expected to lead an exemplary life and when he died at the young age of eighty-two, he had not married or given any indication that he was interested in doing so. However many female followers believed that he had become aware of this world's sufferings and difficulties at such a deep level that he could no longer bear to remain on earth without helping others. So they claimed that he had gone to heaven in search of Maitreya, the future Buddha who will resolve all our earthly problems.
In 2001, another reincarnation was discovered in Nepal; this time of Dilgo Khyentse. He is a renowned scholar and meditation master from Tibet who has taught for over 40 years.