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?
http://www.edengarden.ru/text/yaponskie ... hestv.html

This is true or fake?
It's all Cyrillic to me. Looks fake as hell though.
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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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