April 28, 2016

"In the southeastern Chinese city of Quanzhou, a well-known Buddhist monk named Fu Hou has been mummified and encased in gold leaf."

"[T]he monk's body was washed, treated by two mummification experts, and sealed inside a large pottery jar in a sitting position... The monk's body was then sterilized and painted. The final step – gilding with gold leaf – started on March 16...."

12 comments:

Richard Dolan said...

That's one way to go. Beats being frozen in liquid nitrogen.

MadisonMan said...

Glad to read it all happened after he died.

YoungHegelian said...

Rumor has it that his favorite movie was "Goldfinger".

YoungHegelian said...

Yet another proof that traditional "on the street" Buddhism is a lot weirder than the whitewashed, deracinated Buddhism as preached & practiced by many on the New Age-y side of things.

The Cracker Emcee said...

Cool. I was going to go for cremation with a spreading of ashes in the Olympic National Park, but this sounds promising as well.

JCC said...

He's headed for Donald Trump's mantle.

D. B. Light said...

I hope they waited until he expired to begin the process. Hate to think that he was just in a deep trance.

MaxedOutMama said...

It seems like sealing in a jar would have to be the last step, not the second step? I suspect a mistranslation, or perhaps just gobbledygook.

Joe said...

Waste of money and resources.

FullMoon said...

I plan on living forever, so far, so good.
(Steven Wright?)

Todd said...

You would have thought that they would have displayed him on a nice table cloth for photos, instead of news paper. Just saying...

mikee said...

To be so honored after his death! Here's hoping some who now see him will remember that when one meets the Buddha in the street, one should kill him.

And no, I have no idea what that is supposed to mean. I only know what it means to me.