Buddhist monk to 'spontaneously combust'
By T.K. Randall
September 10, 2014 · 52 comments
Meditation is an integral part of the Buddhist faith. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Heinrich Damm
Monk Luang Pu Pim has told his followers that he is going to effectively meditate himself to death.
The 65-year-old, believing that it is his time to die, reportedly lay down in a wooden coffin and entered a trance-like state from which he has claimed he will bring about his own demise.
Pim, who is the abbott of Thailand's Wat Weruwan temple, has also stated that in the event that he does die, which he expects will happen as early as Thursday, his body and the coffin it rests in will both spontaneously combust.
The coffin, which has several holes in the sides to enable him to breath, has been placed outside of his living quarters where several of his followers have come to meditate.
His daughter, Chanakarn Srisombat, claims that her father had previously experienced a brush with death when he allegedly died while in a cave but was brought back to life by a miracle.
Exactly what will happen this time however remains to be seen.
Source: Mail Online
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