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Re: what must I do to be saved?

Posted by sigismund on January 18, 2011, at 15:17:28

In reply to Re: what must I do to be saved?, posted by pegasus on January 18, 2011, at 12:18:20

We went to Vietnam during Tet which I did not then understand as well as I do now.

Everywhere there were photocopied US$100 bills that had been burnt at shrines.

Eventually I realised that this was for the needs of the departed. You could make them a boat out of paper if you wanted and burn that and they would get the spiritual boat.

Anyway, what Tet seemed to be like was a Christmas New Year reunion with the live family but (and which was different) all of the dead family as well, and there was a whole practice about paying respects in a particular order.

I just thought you might be interested.

Annabelle, what you write about reminds me of how I felt when I was 20. It seemed entirely unsupportable. I thought (wrongly) that this society must have the scientific(?) equivalent of soul doctors. It was so intense. The other thing your posts bring to mind is the importance of love. The love for your therapist that (if I am not wrong) frightens you. If you can find a way to love? I mean, I'm sure you do. I wonder how you can more easily?




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