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(BBC)   "On one hand, I felt happy because when your daughter becomes god, having a god in the home is a delightful thing"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 17
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2014-06-20 08:46:00 AM
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FTFA: "This divine life ended abruptly when Chanira was 15, on the day she first menstruated. Suddenly she was no longer the Kumari."

How the FARK does menstruation suddenly revoke one's godhood?? Proof again that people will believe in all kinds of dumb shiat.
2014-06-20 07:40:39 AM
5 votes:
All I know is if she asks me if *I'm* a god, I'll say "Yes."
2014-06-20 09:17:16 AM
2 votes:
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2014-06-20 09:00:19 AM
2 votes:
It just struck me that this is how the Disney starlet machine operates.
2014-06-20 04:18:11 PM
1 votes:

flondrix: rzrwiresunrise: How the FARK does menstruation suddenly revoke one's godhood?

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2014-06-20 01:15:25 PM
1 votes:

rzrwiresunrise: How the FARK does menstruation suddenly revoke one's godhood?


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2014-06-20 12:35:39 PM
1 votes:
flondrix

But, I was told that it was pretty core to Buddhism.

Some forms of it. Others have gods. It is what it is. As someone pointed out earlier, it's kinda like Christianity spreading through Europe and picking up all kinds of pre-Christian stuff...when Buddhism moved into certain areas and cultures, the people kept their gods.

A n immortal god would have to be, like, the biggest screw-up of all time under that system.

Having (essentially) super-powers doesn't necessarily mean you're enlightened. The gods can be stuck in the same cycles as the rest of us.
2014-06-20 12:11:49 PM
1 votes:

Facetious_Speciest: flondrix

I was taught in school that Buddhism has no deity.

It doesn't. Some sects have plenty, though.


But, I was told that it was pretty core to Buddhism.  Like, the whole point of Buddhism is to cease to exist.  That The Buddha's big accomplishment was that we wasn't re-incarnated again; when he died, he just went "foof" like a candle flame being blown out.  A n immortal god would have to be, like, the biggest screw-up of all time under that system.

/In which case, what's up with the Dali Lama?  Can't he get it right?
2014-06-20 10:06:37 AM
1 votes:
There's not a whole lot going on in Nepal, is there?
2014-06-20 10:05:39 AM
1 votes:
flondrix

I was taught in school that Buddhism has no deity.

It doesn't. Some sects have plenty, though.
2014-06-20 09:53:23 AM
1 votes:

rzrwiresunrise: FTFA: "This divine life ended abruptly when Chanira was 15, on the day she first menstruated. Suddenly she was no longer the Kumari."

How the FARK does menstruation suddenly revoke one's godhood?? Proof again that people will believe in all kinds of dumb shiat.


Religion makes people stupid. The more you believe, the less intelligent you are.
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2014-06-20 09:32:28 AM
1 votes:
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2014-06-20 09:27:48 AM
1 votes:
rzrwiresunrise:

FTFA: "This divine life ended abruptly when Chanira was 15, on the day she first menstruated. Suddenly she was no longer the Kumari."

How the FARK does menstruation suddenly revoke one's godhood?? Proof again that people will believe in all kinds of dumb shiat.


Pretty much every religion has some sort of weirdness about menstruation and purity. See also: Old Testament.

rev. dave:

There are at least 2 that I know of. When I visited Nepal in 2012 one of them was not available so we went to see the other one. My mom freakeid out and was very upset about the whole thing since they have no life after they stop being a goddess and have to be beggars because no one will hire them. It was a very interesting experience, we had to remove leather before meeting her.

I visited the palace of the Kumari in Durbar Square in 2011, though I didn't go farther than the courtyard. The deal evidently being "if she comes to the window that's fine, but no talking to her and no photography."

I don't know the situation with the other Kumaris, but evidently in more recent years the one in Kathmandu *is* educated, and in fact even gets a modest pension.
2014-06-20 09:03:28 AM
1 votes:
This kind of reminds me of American worship of cheerleaders, prom queens and beauty queens. The difference is, Americans strive for that worship. The Kumari of Nepal seem to have this fame and worship thrust upon them.
Both seem to revel in it, but also tire of it. I would imagine both would be prone to having "not relevent anymore" depression afterwards.
2014-06-20 08:53:16 AM
1 votes:
I'm not surprised she's a diligent student. If everyone around you considers you to be some form of deity, nodding and smiling while soaking up as much knowledge as possible you can get the fark out of there is very reasonable. Other options come to mind first, but plans for world domination aside this is also a good idea.
2014-06-20 08:46:23 AM
1 votes:
There are at least 2 that I know of.  When I visited Nepal in 2012 one of them was not available so we went to see the other one.  My mom freaked out and was very upset about the whole thing since they have no life after they stop being a goddess and have to be beggars because no one will hire them.   It was a very interesting experience, we had to remove all leather before meeting her.
2014-06-20 08:45:25 AM
1 votes:
So they got THAT going for them.
 
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