Wednesday, 18 February 2015

A Strong Adhiṭṭhāna

The Washington Post, quoting the Siberian Times, has reported a stunning find in Mongolia from January 27. A 200-year old corpse of a monk has been found “is sitting in the lotus position vajra, the left hand is opened, and the right hand symbolizes the preaching Sutra,” Mongolia's Morning Newspaper wrote that "the mummified body sits in a lotus position, as if still meditating... Experts that only had time to carry basic visual test say they believe the body can be about 200 years old.” The monk's identity has not yet been identified, although some have suggested that the body belongs to famed Mongol Buddhist monk Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, who inhabited the rugged Siberian terrain near the border with Mongolia.