Friday, January 26, 2007

Is Minghun practice in China same as the Sati practice of India? What would Guru Nanak say to these ignorant fools of India and China?

I was shocked when I read this story of killing women to be ghost brides in China. This practice seem very similar to Sati practice in Hinduism. I mean, what in the World are these people thinking? I wish they knew the message of our Gurus that the Creator brought you here on this Earth alone and one will go back alone. These ignorant fools that pay for these brides think they can take someone back to God with them and equally are fools who kill these women for money or maya. Only if they knew a Sikh way of life!

2 Reportedly Held in 'Ghost Bride' Sale
BEIJING (AP) - Police in northern China have detained three men for the deaths of two women whose corpses were to be sold as "ghost brides" to accompany dead men in the afterlife, state media said.
Authorities indicated that the killings last year were not isolated cases, the Legal Daily newspaper said on its Web site, but did not give any details.
Yang Dongyan, 35, a farmer from Shaanxi province, said he had bought a young woman for $1,600 and planned to sell her as a bride, according to the paper.
But then he met Liu Shenghai, who told him that the woman could command a higher price as a "ghost bride," it said. The tradition, called "minghun" or afterlife marriage, is common in the Loess Plateau region of northern China, where a recently deceased woman is buried with a bachelor to keep him company after his death.
Yang killed the woman in a ditch, bagged her body, and sold her for $2,077 to Li Longsheng, an undertaker, who said he could find a buyer, the paper said.
Yang gave Liu a portion of the profits, it added.
Yang later went to the city of Yan'an and hired a prostitute he had used before, killed her and sold her for $1,000 to Li because she was "less pretty," the paper said.
The report did not give any details of how the women were killed or how the men were detained.
"I did it to earn quick money," the paper quoted Yang as saying. "If I had not been caught this early, I would've done it again."


Anonymous Sikhi Seeker said...

The world never ceases to amaze me! It is hard to not be digusted at this ignorance, especially today, when awareness outreaches faw and wide more easily...

And it is not just Sikhi which can give them direction, I blv no religion can fail to explain this belief in the light that it should be seen through - sillyness and sheer stupidity!

p.s.// Hope you doing well Msingh ji and keeping warm...toronto is freezing!

7:58 PM, January 26, 2007  
Blogger SikhsRus said...

Actually, California has had last two weeks of record cold. The governor declared emergency all over the state. We will have to skip buying oranges, citrus and avocados etc. because they are going to be expensive this year. Toronto is crazy when it comes to cold. That is one thing I sure don't miss.

12:52 PM, January 28, 2007  
Blogger chessart said...

I just saw the episode of "Bones" revolving around a case of minghun. Sad to see that the plot of that episode, involving the murder of a young woman so her bones cold be used, actually occurs in real life.

7:42 AM, January 21, 2010  

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