Sky Burial – Xinran

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 Sky burial: a traditional Tibetan funeral ritual in which the corpse is exposed to the open air to be eaten by sacred vultures.

‘She felt as if she had entered a fairyland where a thousand years in the outside world passed in a single day.’

“War gives you no time to study and no chance to adapt.”

“There is a Tibetan saying: “Yak butter is more lasting possession than a son.” This is because a yak belongs to a family alone, but a son can easily be taken away to a monastery.”

“Wen knew that, in the months and years to come, at all times and in all places, she would be like a kite, connected by an invisible thread to Mount Anyemaqen.”

“Om mani padme hum.”

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