domingo, março 16, 2008

As Quatro Nobres Verdades (em triplicado, e com carimbo, e entregues no gabinete do 2º andar, depois de tirar senha)

«The China Buddhist Association will issue living-Buddha permits. When the reincarnated living Buddha has been installed, the management at his monastery shall submit a training plan to the local Buddhist Association, which shall report to the provincial people's government for approval. Living Buddhas that have historically been recognized by drawing lots from the golden urn shall have their reincarnated soul-children recognized by drawing lots from the golden urn. Requests not to use the golden urn shall be reported by the provincial people's government to the State Administration of Religious Affairs for approval.
Once a reincarnated living Buddha soul-child has been recognized, it shall be reported to the provincial people's government for approval; those with a great impact shall be reported to the State Administration of Religious Affairs for approval; those with a particularly great impact shall be reported to the State Council for Approval. When there is debate over the size of a living Buddha's impact, the China Buddhist Association shall officiate.
Reincarnated living Buddhas may not reestablish feudal privileges that have already been abolished.
Applicants to be reincarnated living Buddhas may not be reincarnated if the provincial people's government does not allow reincarnations.
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(De uma ordem emitida pelo Gabinete de Assuntos Religiosos do governo chinês, e traduzida na última Harper's. Provavelmente o mais fascinante exemplo de burocratização do misticismo que tive a oportunidade de ler neste meu presente ciclo kármico.)

2 comentários:

Ógnito Inc. disse...

Fabuloso! E bastante ilustrativo...

LB disse...

Finalmente um pouco de organização nas coisas.