Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Interesting → Free Tibet... dismembering the female corpse
This Tibetan nun was hanged in a head-down position till her death by Chinese border security forces.
She was involved in the Tibetan guerilla resistance movement and attempted to flee from persecution in Tibet. Her body was released and was underwent by sky burial after all.
Sky burial or ritual dissection was once a common practice in Tibet. A human corpse is cut into small pieces and placed on a mountaintop, exposing it to the elements and animals - especially to birds of prey. The majority of Tibetans adhere to Buddhism, which teaches reincarnation. There is no need to preserve the body, as it is now an empty vessel. Birds may eat it, or nature may let it decompose. So the function of the sky burial is simply the disposal of the remains. In much of Tibet the ground is too hard and rocky to dig a grave, and with fuel and timber scarce, a sky burial is often more practical than cremation. The work of disassembling of the body may be done by a monk, or, more commonly, by rogyapas ("body-breakers").
Wiki Article: Sky burial
|Glad to see one less chink, one less slant eyed f*ck.|
|In all common decency, this is proper, it is fitting, and it is right. I see nothing wrong with this system of "burial", and true, the body is just a "vessel" of life - once that is gone, the body is useless except when used to this end or by cremation...|
|Worms, birds, everything eats everthing. At least the energy our brain waves put out are still somewhere in the universe. Nothing is lost.|
|Sky burials do have beauty to them. Burying a corpse in the ground seems macabre in comparison to letting the person support other life and fly with them.|
|Feed the birds..|
|Live Long & Prosper
|fuck tibet fuck em all|
|Oh boy, some of the commentary on this list is terrifyingly stupid. Super dumb Nigga crap and almost as dumb brainwashed chinese propaganda. As for you Liddy, if you think you are treated like a sacred object by those who will handle your corpse when you die, then who am I to burst your bubble.|
|It's actually a p[retty good way of doing it , not bad at all.|
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