sky burial footage

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Zenshin 善心
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sky burial footage

Post by Zenshin 善心 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:46 pm

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yeah i know - the narrator mentions the word "soul", yes it's annoying. beautiful footage regardless. thing that interests me here is that it looks like one of the lamas is performing chod - would that be inviting demons to feast alongside the vultures on the corpse do you think? is this common practice at sky burials? or am i mistaken and is he doing something entirely different? cheers in advance :smile:
All beings since their first aspiration till the attainment of Buddhahood are sheltered under the guardianship of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who, responding to the requirements of the occasion, transform themselves and assume the actual forms of personality.

Thus for the sake of all beings Buddhas and Bodhisattvas become sometimes their parents, sometimes their wives and children, sometimes their kinsmen, sometimes their servants, sometimes their friends, sometimes their enemies, sometimes reveal themselves as devas or in some other forms.

- Ashvaghosa, The Awakening of Faith


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