Mysterious mummies in Buddhist temples

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Mysterious mummies in Buddhist temples

Postby Snovid » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:15 pm

I am from Poland I use google translator I do not know English
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Re: Mysterious mummies in Buddhist temples

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:30 pm

Snovid wrote:What is this? ... hestv.html

This is true or fake?
It's all Cyrillic to me. Looks fake as hell though.
"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
Naropa - Summary of the View from The Eight Doha Treasures
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Re: Mysterious mummies in Buddhist temples

Postby theanarchist » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:13 pm

But there are mummies in Japanese buddhist temples I have heard. Monks who took renounciation really too far and killed and mummified themselves in the process.
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Re: Mysterious mummies in Buddhist temples

Postby Seishin » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:36 pm

The mummies are well known fakes in that link provided, but I haven't been able to verify whether they were indeed found in a Japanese Buddhist Temple(s) or not.

The monks mummifying themselves is true and thankfully no longer practiced: Sokushinbutsu

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