Mummified Monk encased in 1000-year-old statue: At a higher state of Meditation


What supposed to be 11th or 12th century sitting effigy of Buddha is not a statue but mummified remains of a monk.

A CT scan and endoscopy performed by the Netherlands-based Drents Museum at the Meander Medical Centre in Amersfoort made the astonishing discovery. Speculation holds that the mummy could be of Liuquan, a mentor of Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov. Born in 1852, Lama Itigilov was a monk following Tibetan Buddhist tradition and was famous for the lifelike state of his body.


Another equally startling discovery was surfaced when the scan figured out that the organs has been removed before the mummification process.

Many Buddhists practitioners believe that the master Liuquan isn’t dead rather is in a higher state of meditation.

Source: Colossal

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