Tibetan sky burial
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31 / M / Iloilo City, PH
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Posted 4/14/08
http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/China/blog-7890.html

for some reason i don't find it offensive but symbolic and spiritual...
Posted 4/14/08 , edited 4/21/08
This is done because wood is scarce (for cremation) and other practical reasons. The alternative is that you throw dead bodies in a heap and let them rot, get drug off by predators, etc.
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Posted 4/14/08 , edited 4/21/08
I don't know.. watching my family member be torn apart by vultures, bones broken to pieces.. literally disappearing in front of my eyes. I think it would be burnt into my mind for years to come. I'm not sure what I think about this..
Posted 4/14/08 , edited 4/21/08
Wow... the circle of life i guess. From man to bird crap...
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69 / M / Limbo
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Posted 4/14/08 , edited 4/21/08
We practice that too. When we leave a wise guy in the middle of the desert to die.
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Posted 4/14/08 , edited 4/21/08
Why does he not have a pic. of the body hanging on the pole? Were just taking his word for it. All we know he could just be serving them some chicken...
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27 / F / Manila
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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08
Well i remember a burial much more revolting then this one. A tribe obscured from civilization practice cannibalisms, wherein they eat the dead's flesh in hopes that the dead's wisdom could be pass over them, preferably the old and wisen men, and whats more shocking is that whether its been a natural or not deaths, the bodies are eaten! Ofcourse the civility goes with who gets to eat the body parts, and everything is eaten.
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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08
OH! what's that??!?!?1
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32 / F / Denver
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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08
I think it's really beautiful. Wish that was legal here, at least as an option. But no, we have to be stuck in the ground to rot and go to waste or burned up.
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24 / M / Box
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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08
Wow, thanks for the read. It was epic.

I can't believe they do that. I would never want that to happen to any of my family members, or me. It just seems so wrong, but it is a tradition.
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28 / M / USA
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Posted 4/30/08
the guy or gal that cuts them up and grinds the bones to feed the vultures must have the worst job
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