A Goddess Does Homework

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Alright, I’ll stop for today, but I love these stories of Comic Faith:

Goddess Homework (BBC)

“She’s worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal, who believe she’s a reincarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga.”

“The Kumari’s life of prayer also includes homework. When I go back to the current Kumari’s home, her mother allows me to enter her room and watch a private tutoring session.  For the first time, I see her as a normal girl as she sits quietly at her desk, and carefully takes notes.”

I smile and shake my head at the comedy.  Then, I frown and sigh.  Thinking of my own daughter and her innocence.  Then, of these children in Nepal and their lost childhood, in the name of god.

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One thought on “A Goddess Does Homework

  1. This story reminds me of the 14th dalai lama boy who is supposed to be the reincarnation of the Buddha. I posted a photo of this little boy on my website in an article on reincarnation. The lama boy looks like he’s 2-3 years old. Fascinating to see different cultures and rituals. But sad that so many helpless children are indoctrinated into stifling, superstitious beliefs.

    I think it’s important to share these kinds of stories so we understand different cultures…and maybe laugh at the many absurdities and superstitions we also have in our own! Thanks

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