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Awani
02-21-2015, 10:42 PM
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/deviadah/forum/Untitled_zpsxqhbh15z.jpg

Article: CT scan reveals that statue of the Buddha is actually a mummy (http://soulspottv.com/blog/ct-scan-reveals-that-statue-of-the-buddha-is-actually-a-mummy/)

:cool:

Kiorionis
02-22-2015, 04:20 AM
Nice!

This is how I want to be preserved.
Cover me in brass and let me be.
Tell my lovers they deserved their inscriptions.

:)

Illen A. Cluf
02-22-2015, 05:13 PM
It seems the height of hypocrisy that a so-called "humble" Buddhist monk would want to be worshiped and remembered so much that he would have his remains hidden inside a statue of the Buddha.

However, it's possible that his followers decided on his fate instead.

Kiorionis
02-22-2015, 11:37 PM
From what little I've read about Eastern mummification practices, it's usually the students following the instructions of the 'master', given before self-mummification.