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Above is an excerpt from ‘Personhood’ by Lauren Zuniga, which can be viewed here.
viα vulturehooligan: Sky burial is a ritual that has great religious meaning. Tibetans are encouraged to witness this ritual, to confront death openly and to feel the impermanence of life. They believe that the corpse is nothing more than an empty vessel. The spirit, or the soul, of the deceased has exited the body to be reincarnated into another circle of life. The corpse is offered to the vultures.
It is believed that the vultures are Dakinis. Dakinis are the Tibetan equivalent of angels. In Tibetan, Dakini means “sky dancer”. Dakinis will take the soul into the heavens, which is understood to be a windy place where souls await reincarnation into their next lives.
It’s a long shot but if any of our followers live in the South Manchester (England) area could you please let us know if you’ve seen panda , she’s been gone for two days now and it’s not like her to be gone for so long. She’s black and white ,only 1 year old so still quite small, she’s very fluffy and a little on the pudgy side. She’s been microchipped so if you do find her could you please take her to a vet so they can contact us and send us an ask. Please signal boost, Thankyou so much xxx