He’s not dead, he’s meditating

A Buddhist academic has said a 200-year-old mummified monk discovered in Mongolia may not be dead but in a

Just pining?

“very deep meditation”.

…an expert has claimed the monk may have been in a rare spiritual state known as “tukdam”.

Ganhugiyn Purevbata, founder and professor of the Mongolian Institute of Buddhist Art at Ulaanbaatar Buddhist University, told The Siberian Times: “Lama is sitting in the lotus position vajra, the left hand is opened, and the right hand symbolizes of the preaching Sutra.

“This is a sign that the Lama is not dead, but is in a very deep meditation according to the ancient tradition of Buddhist lamas.”

This is becoming something of a theme.

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