Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Thai Temple in Bangkok has living funerals

Buddhism believes in re-incarnation and that symbolically we must 'die' so that we can be reborn and value the life that we have but briefly on this earth.

In this video a Thai temple in Bangkok offers devotees to lie in a coffin,be covered in a sheet and be symbolically re-born. Being Thailand where animism and the concept of luck mingle with the more traditional faith the temple has become popular and some adherents believe it will bring them good luck and prosperity - something which has certainly happened to the temple's funds which are profiting to the tune of $70,000 dollars per month.

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.


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