Saturday, November 12, 2011

Free Bird

Outside this Buddhist temple in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia were a large number of cages with birds which puzzled me. Apparently as I later found out people who are devout Buddhists usually free fishes and birds on their birthdays or when they are seriously ill, believing that this meritorious act will prolong their lives. This belief may have originated from a story in the Buddhist scripture.

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