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Reply #39 emucentral's post
Emucentral wrote <<A pagoda burial of ashes or body is particularly relevant to the point I was making, ie would it be in Tibet or elsewhere, and how petty the authorities may wish to be.>>|
Ha ha, the bigger fool is the one who half understands what he reads but uses no common sense. But to crown it all, he thinks he knows everything, including places he has never been to. For one, there is no such thing as pagoda burial of ashes. You can travel the leghth and breadth of Tibet and you will not find one, nor is it mentioned in the websites he has indicated. That bit about ashes comes from the figment of his imagination. There is only pagoda burial of bodies, which is the one the late patriotic Panchen Erdini, the 10th Panchen Lama, has been honoured with, both by the religious order and the Government. Essentially, the body is mummified involving a process not for the faint hearted, and is possible only in the cold and dry climate on the leeward side of the high Himalayas. Try that at low altitudes on the windward side of these ranges and the body will rot and get eaten by maggots in no time. Dharamsala where DL lives, is on the windward side, at far lower altitudes, close to the Indian plains and therefore very much warmer. So there goes the idiot's interpretation of pagoda burial bar common sense.
But of course certain dim-witted guy might insist on a pagoda burial of the ashes, because without it its petty. So can this know-all person tell us how this is done? Some more websites meant for the tourists?
[ Last edited by lobsang at 2006-6-18 12:13 AM ]