"Sometimes I lie. I mean, I’m weird, man. About random stuff too, I don’t even know why I do it. It’s like…it’s like a tick, I mean sometimes I hear myself say something and think, wow, that wasn’t even remotely true”
Garden State (2004)
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.
That is terrifying.
No, that’s amazing as fuck
Charming Illustrated Cinemagraphs Reflect The Idyllic Mood Of Lazy Summer Days
by Rebecca Mock
You can feel each one…
With roughly two weeks in Thailand we could only spend two to three days in various cities and towns across the country while ending the trip in Koh Phangan, where the infamously famous Full Moon Party takes place monthly. The mission was to experience as much as we could in this two week period. We stayed in top of the line hotels, hostels, hole in the wall joints, and bungalows with all providing their own advantages/disadvantages depending on what type of trip you are looking for. The various accommodations did just the trick because we wanted to see life in the city but also outside the city to get a realistic view of what it’s like living in Thailand.
Armin Van Buuren.