Thursday, 14 May 2015

Self-mummified Lama to be honorably returned

The Government of Mongolia has donated 164 million tugricks,  approximately USD 85,000, for the building of a suitable and permanent resting place for the body of the self-mummified Lama who was found earlier this year on a mountainside near Tsakhir village in Arkhangai province. 

According to Buddhist belief, a person who is able to achieve self mummification has reached Nirvana, the highest level of afterlife, escaping from the cycle of life, death and rebirth. 

During the building of the temple, the body is being cared for at Gandantegchinlen monastery in Ulaanbaatar where experts have worked to protect the body from further damage.

In the meantime, the man who found the body and tried to sell it at the market in Ulaanbaatar, has been sentenced to 6 months in jail.

No comments:

Post a Comment