Living Buddhas...

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  1. Airbornemama

    Airbornemama Mama Loves You All Out There!...DA Admin. Staff Member

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    Here, there and everywhere!
    Sokushinbutsu is a process undergone by Buddhist monks in Japan by which they eat only tree bark and roots and drink poisonous tea to intoxicate their body and repel maggots and flies after 3000 days of eating twigs the monks crawl into a small hole with a bell on a string, everyday they would ring the bell to signify that they're alive, when the bell wouldn't ring the hole would be covered up and they would be forever known as 'living buddhas'.

    His name was Luang Pho Duang
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  2. imfromchina

    imfromchina Deathling

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    How does it feel weird to be a buddhist on this site?;)
     
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  3. Perfectcrime

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    That sounds miserable...but he looks peaceful.
     
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  4. Ouroboros

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    Sorry Long Dong ole boy! Looks like its flies and maggots after all!!
     
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  5. Miss-P

    Miss-P Death Addict

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    I thought it was Ray Charles! btw, I'd rather be eaten by maggots after death than to eat twigs for 3000 days. Nothing is worth that.
     
  6. Dream Catcher

    Dream Catcher Life is but a dream.

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    If I had to crawl in a hole, I would never ring the bell. Just kill me now, I'm claustrophobic. I wouldn't be eating tree bark and roots either. Send me a steak!
     
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  7. Queen of the Night

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    Who put the shades on? Not the monk, presumably, unless he didn't want to offend someone with his gaping eye sockets. Wow, what a religion. Burn yourself to death, or slowly poison and starve yourself. Yum. Some choice. I'll stick with atheism and old age and passing in my sleep thanks. If I have the choice that is! (And I still have no intention of visiting Brazil, or Mexico) :eek::eek:
     
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  8. He's from Texas

    He's from Texas Drawing Blood

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    You tell me.
    I think I'll stick to ice cream and not dying.
     
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  9. Hell_kitty666

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    Why the sunglasses? Why.
     
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    Must have been one cool mother
     

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