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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

Slime mold. When a mass is separated, the cells find their way back to reunite. How romantic.
 ”…no more than a bag of amoebae encased in a thin slime sheath, yet they manage to have various behaviours that are equal to those of animals who possess muscles and nerves with ganglia – that is, simple brains.” - Professor John Tyler Bonner

Slime mold. When a mass is separated, the cells find their way back to reunite. How romantic.

 ”…no more than a bag of amoebae encased in a thin slime sheath, yet they manage to have various behaviours that are equal to those of animals who possess muscles and nerves with ganglia – that is, simple brains.” - Professor John Tyler Bonner

Francis A. Willey

Francis A. Willey