Open Casket

Which one is the snuggliest? Startled kitty, or giant isopod?

I have returned from the abyss to Tumble once more. Hallelujah.

explodingrocks:

Fasting Buddha Shakyamuni.
After reaching enlightenment at Bodhgaya, Shakyamuni meditated and fasted for forty-nine days. Thus, showing him as an emaciated renouncer relates to his enlightenment and his status as a yogic ascetic who has ultimate control over his body.
Images in order: Wat Benchamabophit-fasting Buddha, Thailand / Fasting Buddha in Kawagoe, at the Choki-in Temple, Japan / Fasting Buddha at Lahore Museum / Fasting buddha at the forest temple Wat Umong, Thailand