Friday, March 26, 2010

Burn the money(hell's money) to ancestor

In chinese's culture "Ching Ming" in month April, chinese people will go to clean up the ancestor's cemetery in a way to show the respect or memorial to the ancestor.Buddhist's belief is those who passed away will gone to hell to take the punishment according to the sins they committed in the life. For those who did good deeds in the past, will be going for rebirth. Or staying there...

Frankly speaking, we have no idea whether our ancestors are taking the punishment or stay in hell or already went for rebirth, one thing what Chinese will do is wiring some money to the ancestor in case they need it in the hell.
chinese will wiring (burn) money to the ancestors to use in hell. Beside money, whatever you can think of, clothes, handphone, cheque book, credit card, etc etc...folded into origami?


Here is a photo about how it looks like to represent the "Gold","Silver" and an also tressure box

A paper's car and paper's house

Sample's of hell money (no standard format, as long it written there Hell's money since it manufactured by different company)






Well, in order to wiring it to the hell, we need to "BURN" it with fire! I believe this is definitely not a "GREEN WAY". Here come the introduction of how to send the hell's money to the ancestor without the burn. Iphone's app "HELL BANK NOTE"


6 comments:

~ JChan。찬준偉 ~ said...

Yeap, This following weekend will be busy for this. :)

我是贝比@baby said...

sometimes, i am curious our ancestor will receive it or not. but this one is our culture.

Jyrenze said...

lol iphone apps developers think of all sorts of things la

海角 said...

本來我家人這星期要去掃墓,後來移去下星期。我臺灣回來後,就能去啦,哈哈。。

有時,掃墓不衹是對先人的敬重,也是能讓我們家人團聚一起。

YSLim said...

JChan,
yeah....during this 2 or 3 weeks consider peak...

我是贝比@baby,
lol...this is what we called the conflict between beliefs and logic.

Jyrenze,
Yeah...i think only chinese will buy it....LOL. Western people wont really know what is that.

海角,
我赞成你的说法!
有时候,感觉上现在的人与人之间的距离,
好像变得比以前更加遥远。科技的发达,虽拉近了人与人的距离,同时间也变成了一道透明墙。
家人的团聚比过去减少了许多。

我是贝比@baby said...

hihi, the music is from one movie " The Piano" , this movie was long long time ago. If i not mistaken is about 1993.