View Full Version : Buddhists Self-Harming -v- Divine Ordination

Lotus Feet
02-05-2012, 06:11 PM
This post was written last year and it may be of interest for this forum on Buddhism.



Well the LORD said he had something in store for us. Following on from the post on Elijah's Monastery in Iraq led me to look at the origin of the word monk. Especially as it is usually associated with Buddhists.

Well it appears that one of the features of Chinese Buddhist monks is that they practice the burning marks on their scalp, finger or part of the skin on their anterior side of the forearm with incense as a sign of ordination. [1]This is the first time that I have ever heard of this practice taking place in Buddhism.


During a Foguangshan monastic ordination, three pieces of burning incense are placed on a monastic’s head, thus producing permanent circular scars. These three marks represent:

1. The Triple Gem: the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha;

2. The three vows of ridding oneself of bad habits and thoughts, cultivating good, and having wisdom to help releasing others from suffering;

3. The Three Trainings: Morality/Discipline, concentration and wisdom [2]

It is a Buddhist belief that "enduring the pain demonstrates courage and commitment, and can be repeated at later times in the monastic career. Burning marks on other parts of the body, such as the chest or arms, or setting fire to limbs, also sometimes occurs in east Asian Buddhism as a token of devotion or as the result of a vow." [3]

Did you know that some Jewish sages believe that the Messiah would have a skin disease on the sides of their head? And that is a sign of the Messiah? As we know there is no mention of Jesus having a skin disease. Hence, he was not the one that promised to Moses.


"According to Buddhist tradition two destinies are open to one who possesses these marks in full: either he will become a great "wheel-turning" king ruling the four quarters of the earth in perfect justice, or he will become a buddha."

Do you know that these prophecies align with biblical prophecies?

Did you know that Moses had a skin condition on his arm? To be like Moses you would have to have it too.

Then the LORD said, 'Put your hand inside your cloak.' So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, the skin was leprous —it had become as white as snow.Exo 4:6

No, no, Buddhists, you are not meant to cause these marks to be created by burning your skin. The marks have to be their naturally for divine purpose. Ordained divinely.

The Jewish Talmud calls the Messiah the 'Leper of the house of study', so no, they're not like Buddhist monks, Jewish Rabbi's or Christian orthodox, they did not spend their life studying or in education with academic mindsets.

They are a knower, the heart of intelligence. Healers learn from experience and by working with the root causes that co-create disease, they are divinely ordained directly by source. The refiner and purifier.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monk

2. http://www.chungtian.org.au/english/ritual#r2

3. http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/moxa.aspx

4. http://orias.berkeley.edu/visuals/buddha/Life.html

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Discuss that if you can with reason.

That post was written prior to the bust of Jesus being shown to me. You will also see that the bust that was found in Hadda it is dated as 300AD. It was found in what was the ancient Greco-Buddhist city on the borders of afganistan. As far as I am aware the ancient city was called Gandhara.

You will also notice on the bust, Jesus is wearing a top knot like the Buddhists wear.