Author Topic: Dead or Alive (or meditating) II  (Read 1669 times)

Offline trdsf

Dead or Alive (or meditating) II
« on: February 04, 2015, 12:38:30 PM »
Personally, I wouldn't have a physician who believed a mummified corpse is still alive and just meditating... if he's not breathing and there's no circulation, I would call that 'dead', not 'meditating'.

Quote from: BBC News
Mummified monk in Mongolia 'not dead', say Buddhists

A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week has been baffling and astounding those who uncovered him.

Senior Buddhists say the monk, found sitting in the lotus position, is in a deep meditative trance and not dead.

Forensic examinations are under way on the remains, found wrapped in cattle skins in north-central Mongolia.

Scientists have yet to determine how the monk is so well-preserved, though some think Mongolia's cold weather could be the reason.

But Dr Barry Kerzin, a physician to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, told the Siberian Times that the monk was in a rare state of meditation called "tukdam".

"If the meditator can continue to stay in this meditative state, he can become a Buddha," Dr Kerzin said.

The monk was discovered after being stolen by a man hoping to sell him on the black market.
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Offline Hydra009

Re: Dead or Alive (or meditating) II
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 12:54:27 PM »
My money is on dead.  Eating and drinking tends to correlate pretty strongly with living.

Offline doorknob

Re: Dead or Alive (or meditating) II
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 02:07:37 PM »
Umm O_O

yeah ok.

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Offline stromboli

Re: Dead or Alive (or meditating) II
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 08:47:21 PM »
did anybody stick a pin in it?

Offline Aupmanyav

Re: Dead or Alive (or meditating) II
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2015, 05:33:48 AM »
Dead, alive, or meditating: The case is in Court. It involves some 160 million dollar worth of property. The Baba (Ashutosh Mahraj) propped up in a refrigerated room.
"Brahma Satyam Jagan-mithya" (Brahman is the truth, the observed is an illusion)
"Sarve Khalu Idam Brahma" (All this here is Brahman)


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