送灵魂

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Feb 6, 2016 20:36
送灵魂

前天我在附近路的人行道上看到了三,四个僧侣和几个居民。我看着他们做什么,在人行道马上就居民开始烧纸什么的。然后僧侣念佛,最后点人一样高的纸制塔。春节前的寒天下,红色的火焰一瞬间烧起来了。这是要两,三十分左右的仪式。因为我在意他们做什么,所以问我的中国人朋友。他说不久前在旁边的公寓有跳楼自杀,他们可能送死人的灵魂。
送り火

一昨日のことになるが、近くの通りの歩道に3,4人のお坊さんと数人の住民が集まっていた。何をするのかと見ていると住民が歩道上で紙か何かに火を点けた。やがてお坊さんたちがお経を唱え始め、最後に人の高さぐらいの紙で作った塔のようなものに火を点けた。春節前の寒空の下、赤い炎が一瞬燃え上がった。その間20~30分ぐらいだったろうか。
気になったので、中国人の友だちに聞いてみた。どうも、しばらく前に近くのマンションで投身自殺があって、その亡くなった人の魂を送っていたらしい。

Farewell Fire

This is what I saw the day before yesterday. I happened to see 3,4 Buddhist priests
and several local residents on the sidewalk of the road near my apartment. I was
curious what they were doing and kept watching. The residents started burning
paper or something on the sidewalk. Then, priests chanted a sutra, lighted a paper
tower which height is almost same as a man. Under the cold sky just before Spring Festival, a red flame flared up in a moment. I wonder this ceremony continued for about 20-30min.
I was concerned what it was, I asked my Chinese friend. He told me that a short time
ago, someone threw himself off the roof of an apartment around there. It seems that
they were consoling and sending off his soul to the next world.