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Offline VekseidTopic starter

Tibetan sky burial
« on: December 03, 2008, 06:08:55 PM »
http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/China/blog-7890.html

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We specifically asked him if he knows anything about the sky burial that we heard still takes place in Litang.
Sky burial, for those of you who don't know, is a Tibetan tradition in which you leave the dead people for the vultures to be eaten.
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Offline Aeval

Re: Tibetan sky burial
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 09:26:21 PM »
http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/China/blog-7890.html

At first glance this does seem barbaric..but is it less barbaric to throw a corpse into an incinerator and burn it- then give the ashes to loved ones to set on their mantles or coffee tables? Is it less barbaric to bury a body in a box so is slowly rots? The Bible says 'ashes to ashes and dust to dust' ..the means are different but the end is the same. Actually- the Tibetan Sky Burial is more eco friendly..nothing is wasted-everything is turned back to nature- 

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: Tibetan sky burial
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 10:05:31 PM »
To be honest I consider it to be the most sensible of the three. Burial at sea might be similar...

Offline Aeval

Re: Tibetan sky burial
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 10:39:27 PM »
To be honest I consider it to be the most sensible of the three. Burial at sea might be similar...
*curtsying* I agree, Sire

Offline The Overlord

Re: Tibetan sky burial
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008, 11:22:07 PM »
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A monk arrived, looking more like a butcher, and in his hand there was a big and heavy axe. He sat next to the skeleton and started to crush the bones one after the other. He was working there in the sun for almost an hour, crushing the skeleton to pieces. He even crushed the skull, took out the brain, and added it to the big pile. The sound of the axe hitting the bones and the rock will never leave me till my last day.


:o

Offline Caity

Re: Tibetan sky burial
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2008, 01:08:20 AM »
The guy who wrote this is way attached to his physical body. 

Offline The Overlord

Re: Tibetan sky burial
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2008, 01:36:32 AM »
The guy who wrote this is way attached to his physical body. 

And who isn't?  :-\

Offline Revolverman

Re: Tibetan sky burial
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2008, 01:39:05 AM »
And who isn't?  :-\

Agreed, I like my body.

Offline Caity

Re: Tibetan sky burial
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008, 01:43:05 AM »
But once it's dead, it's useless..

Offline The Overlord

Re: Tibetan sky burial
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2008, 01:48:44 AM »

Very true, but it's pretty useful until then.


This thing is fairly nasty, even if it's a natural 'disposal'. Meh...I'll settle for a Viking funeral.

Offline Revolverman

Re: Tibetan sky burial
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2008, 01:52:25 AM »
Bury me in a farm, so I can feed people with my corpse

Offline The Overlord

Re: Tibetan sky burial
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2008, 02:06:09 AM »
Bury me in a farm, so I can feed people with my corpse

I'm all for green technology...but not Soylent Green.  :-X

Offline Revolverman

Re: Tibetan sky burial
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2008, 02:07:16 AM »
I'm all for green technology...but not Soylent Green.  :-X

No one has to know.

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Re: Tibetan sky burial
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2008, 02:43:48 AM »
Meh...I'll settle for a Viking funeral.

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