Tuesday, July 9, 2013

In China happiness is money

In China it is a custom to burn paper money when someone is deceased.
In buddhism the decease will  reincarnate and burning paper money is a way to wish him wealth in his next life.

This custom has evolved.
As you can see now many Chinese people not only burn paper money but a LV paper bag, a paper sport car, a paper big house...

As a foreigner I can not understand this  custom.
On one side  it shows that you care.
But it also shows that most Chinese people orient their life toward money!  For them being happy= being wealthy. Happiness in the next life means having LV bag, a porsche, a villa... and it is a ancestral custom!

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