Mongolia: monaco Buddhist mummified astounds the country [PHOTOS]

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Experts are very excited by the finding and the inhabitants await with great anticipation the exposure of the venerable remains

Mongolia: monaco Buddhist mummified astounds the country [PHOTOS]


There are only Egyptian mummies: different cultures have practiced the art of preservation of bodies for religious purposes. One of these is the Buddhist in its various versions. In recent days he is making big noise among the experts the discovery in Mongolia's mummified body of a Buddhist monaco particularly well preserved. Experts are very excited by the finding and the people of this great Asian country deeper await with great anticipation the exposure of the venerable ruins.
The mummy of the blade is not as old as those of the pyramids. E 'was extracted from a cave at the end of January and, since then, has become a local lookouts. The press wrote that, at first, had been stolen from a grave robber as a "stupa" (Buddhist shrine) in the remote mountains of Mongolia. The thief hoping to sell it on the black market, but the remains of the blade proved to be a difficult commodity to be treated.
G. Purevbat, an eminent artist and monaco Lamaist, believes that the mummy belongs to a monk named Sanjjab, who lived between 1822 and 1905. It 'was found curled up in the lotus position, which is one of the classic pose of meditation Buddhist. Mongolia has practiced a kind of tantric Buddhism Lamaist-Tibetan. Sanjjab - as stated Paruvbat - was a student of the blade Geser, a highly revered figure in Buddhism local, lived between 1811 and 1894. The mummy is well preserved thanks to the cold dry climate of Mongolian and because it was protected by skins of animals and by immersion in the salt. He is currently in the hands of the researchers of the medical center's legal Ulan Bator, capital of Mongolia. "She's fine, she hath has been wonderfully preserved" commented Purevbat, the Agence France Presse was able to meet his monastery located in the mountains of Ulzii Badruulagch, in the snowy mountains to 90 minutes from Ulan Bator. "When we have finished cleaning it - he added - then appear its true features". The mummies are rare, but present in different Buddhist traditions. The process of preservation of the body is usually intended to be considered venerable figures, which are high on the Buddha's way after a strict asceticism. This practice allowed them to amend the wishes mortals, accessing enlightenment. "We believe that they are alive, so we see them as living gods," says Purevbat. Currently circulating on the net a few photographs of the mummy and the AFP did not get permission to see her. In the various Buddhist traditions there are several processes that are practiced mummification. "We know of many cases of attempts - sometimes successful - to automummificazione, during which the bodies are modified by a difficult process that involves abstinence from food, and culminating in a meditation to the death," said an expert in Buddhism University Manchester, Jonathan Mair. Lamaist Buddhism in Mongolia has suffered ups and downs in the last century. With the arrival of Soviet-style communism has been repressed and, in the '30s, at least 24 thousand dead were killed. Today is again in vogue. The monaco Purevbat has no doubts about what should be the fate of the remains of Sanjjab: must be restored to their original stupa, from where they were stolen. It is a remote mountain monastery nela Sodnomdarjaa, There, the resting place of his master, blade Geser, where the mummy was stolen. "His energy protects him" says the monaco. "An ordinary man - he concludes - could not own it because it is too powerful. No one can appropriate ".

Mongolia: monaco Buddhist mummified astounds the country [PHOTOS]