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Pig Worships In Front of Temple

On the Fourth day of the Chinese New Year of the Sheep, a pig stole the show in front of a temple in Tatou village, Yongjia Bridge Town, Wenzhou province, clearly doing the gesture of worshiping by kneeling. Onlookers were moved by its gesture, chanting a buddhist mantra for the pig. Onlookers presumed that the pig hoped to gain a human body in the next life, so he or she could obtain the Buddhist teachings.

A video of the pig worshipping, was uploaded by a Chinese blogger the next day and attracted 7.7million viewers in the first 24 hours.

Some people tried to move the pig away, but the pig did not want to leave the temple, and kept kneeling. So monks in the temple came out and conducted a Buddhist ceremony for the pig, praying for a better after-life.

After the monks completed the ceremony for the pig, the pig left.


2 days later, the owner of the pig, Mr Huang alerted the media that it was one of his three pigs that ran away on Sunday morning, He found the three pigs later in the day, and sent them to the abbattoir that evening! He was so surprised and regretted his action after watching the TV news....but was too late. Mr Huang said that he would not have sent it to be killed if he knew what had happened in front of temple.

But some people said that the pig might be better off now as its wish maybe fulfilled.?

This leads to an old news report in China in 1923.

Communism Heals Psychosis? PDF Print E-mail
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Yu Tang   

On 26th Nov. 2009, in a psychiatric hospital in Zhiyang, Shichuan province, patients and nurses held a competition singing communist songs.

According to the Zhiyang Daily News, the competition was organised and designed by the hospital to praise the Communist Party by singing “without the Communist Party there will be no new China, the Communist Party works hard for people, to save China…..”

The organiser from the hospital explained that through the singing of red songs with psychiatric patients, "it expresses the love of patients towards the party, towards the country, to bridging a harmonious society”

Patients, nurses and doctors also grouped together on the stage to sing together. (screenshot)

This' healing method' was not the first time it has been used in communist China. On 10th Augsust, 1971, the People’s Daily newspaper published reports claiming that psychiatric patients were healed by following Mao’s thoughts.

The 1971 article said: "The number 165 People's Liberation Army hospital medical group and Hunan province, Chenzhou area mental hospital medical staff, found a new way to cure mental illness with the guidance of Mao Zedong thought, on medical practice. It claimed that over a two year period, educating patients with Mao Zedong thought, backed up by a combination of Chinese and Western medicine, made many psychiatric patients regain health, and rejoin the front line of the revolution and the 'great struggle' movement. Some of these former patients have been chosen as leaders after learning Mao Zedong's thought."

Screenshot of the 1971 People's daily article.

The Zhiyang Daily reported: ‘The voices were loud, neat, melodic and expressed their loyalty towards the Party; carrying the deep love of the communist party and our country, - this competition will be forever imprinted in the brains of these psychiatric patients!’.

The news was wide spread and followed by many online comments

"At this moment, the doctors and patients have produced a very close mental bond which is very rare in the history of psychiatric treatment."

"I am not sure whether these patients were mad before singing red songs or after? I sung some red songs before, will I end up there as well?"

"I think they were normal before singing red songs."

"They are the best choice of people to be singing these songs."

"Red communist songs---the best remedy for psychiatric patients."

"They don't even leave psychiatric patients alone!"

"Psychotics meet with neurotics."




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