I been thinking about this. The only way I could relate to this is to figure the monk had a nagging wife. I know they have done some pretty nutty stuff in the past. The self BBQ some of them did during the Vietnam War being one of the craziest,but this is pretty strange. At the least, the communist monks in RVN did it out of some insane agenda. This was for “good luck” after being dead. Why would you need good luck in the afterlife if you are going to be reincarnated back into this world?
A Buddhist monk in Thailand chopped off his own head — on his birthday — in hopes the gruesome sacrifice would bring him luck in the afterlife, according to reports. …Happy Birthday?
Thammakorn Wangpreecha, 68, a monk for 11 years, built a guillotine near a religious statue portraying the god Indra doing the same thing, the UK’s Metro reported.
The monk’s nephew, who found the decapitated body, said he had left behind a note. Good luck forgetting that day, nephew!
“It stated that chopping his head off was his way of praising Buddha, and he had been planning this for five years now,” Booncherd Boonrod said. I can’t help but wonder if Buddha would approve. Who knew Buddha was so bloodthirsty? More blood for the blood god!
“His wish was to offer his head and soul, so the Lord could reincarnate him as a higher spiritual being in the next life,” the nephew added. I have heard the Lord loves idiots. Must be true because I’m still alive.
“He fulfilled his goal and met enlightenment,” said one of his followers, Yu, accord to the news outlet. Yu needs to be locked up.
The National Office of Buddhism has asked the local government to help spread the message that people can give money or free captive birds as a sacrifice, rather than lopping off their heads. This seems a bit more reasonable to me.