This is the body of Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, a buddhist monk of the tibetan tradition who died in the year 1927. Itigilov is best known for leaving behind a body supposedly “incorruptible”, being resistent to organic decay.
Itigilov left a testament that he wanted to be buried exactly as he died, namely in a lotus posture. In his testament he also made clear that his body was to be exhumed after an unspecified number of years. In 1955, many years after his death, loyal monks exhumed his remains in secresy, in fear of persecution from the anti-religious communist authorities. The body was then accordingly not subject to decomposition. Another exhumation of the body was performed in 1973, with the same outcome.
Finally in 2002 the body was exhumed once again and reportedly thoroughly examined by medical professionals, stating the condition of the body to be the apparent age of “no more than 36 hours”.
To this day, buddhist monks show their reverence by shaking his hand, and some enthusiasts even believe that Itigilov never died, but is currently in a state of hibernation - perhaps having achieved the transcendent state of nirvana.
gave me chills man… so radical.
And then he just gets up, stretches and asks for tea
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dancing lessons in the streets of seattle
These are around the corner from the shop I work at, it’s always funny seeing people occasionally trying out the steps in the sidewalk
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Merry: confused awe
Frodo: confused awe
Sam: confused awe
Pippin: finally i’m getting the respect i deserve from these peasants
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bisexual people aren’t more likely to cheat in relationships but we are more likely to cheat at cards, while lesbians are most likely to cheat at jenga, and genderqueer people often cheat at mario kart
how the fuck do you cheat at jenga
ask a lesbian
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