Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Spliced In Day 13
During the month of July There will be featured here at Lunch Break haiku related essays; original copyright remains with the websites and to their respective writers.
Spliced In - Day 13
...the human Gautama Siddharta, the future Buddha, during a period of intense asceticism in the mountains near Bodhgaya (India). It usually shows him in sitting position, with no more flesh on the ribs after intense fasting. The blood vessels show on the arms and neck, he has a long beard and is dressed in the ascetics robe of not very much. His eyes are hollow from lack of sleep and food. This type of statue is also called the "Fasting Buddha" or the "Starving Buddha"...
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