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Weird in Japan

Post by cyril » Fri May 04, 2018 5:54 pm

Over one hundred robot dogs are given solemn farewell with Buddhist funeral ceremony at Kofukuji temple.

"At a memorial for 114 “deceased” members of Sony’s old generation of Aibo, incense wafted through the air as priests in traditional robes chanted sutras and prayed for the repose of their souls. Bungen Oi, one of the temple’s priests, said he did not see anything wrong with giving four-legged friends, albeit of the robotic variety, a proper send-off . “All things have a bit of soul,” he said." ... t-funerals ... uyM7UxFzIW
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Re: Weird in Japan

Post by Queequeg » Fri May 04, 2018 6:07 pm

An elaborate cosplay?

Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

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There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
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Re: Weird in Japan

Post by dzogchungpa » Fri May 04, 2018 6:20 pm

They should have used this guy for the ceremony:

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