The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia Was originally opened in the 1900s for medical students to come and see in person ;extremely rare conditions, and the effects of diseases that had been cured or eradicated. It still stands today as the best place for medical students to get ” hands on” experience . As well as a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike.
Sokushinbutsu (即身仏) were Buddhist monks or priests who caused their own deaths in a way that resulted in their mummification. This practice reportedly took place almost exclusively in northern Japan around Yamagata Prefecture. It is believed that many hundreds of monks tried, but only 24 such mummifications have been discovered to date.
Their diet was nuts and seeds for 1000 days, after that they only ate bark and roots while getting rid of body fat, After the 1000 days they drank a poisionous tea made from the sap of Urushi tree.
Finally, a self-mummifying monk would lock himself in a stone tomb barely larger than his body, where he would not move from the lotus position. His only connection to the outside world was an air tube and a bell. Each day he rang a bell to let those outside know that he was still alive.When the bell stopped ringing, the tube was removed and the tomb sealed. After the tomb was sealed, the other monks in the temple would wait another 1,000 days, and open the tomb to see if the mummification was successful.
If the monk was mummified he was instantly seen as Buddha and put on display. If the mummification wasnt successful then the monk wasn’t seen as one, yet still admired for his trying.
I could put on a tight black shirt, but I don’t bother I could hit the gym so it looks real nice, but I don’t bother I could tell a joke and make the whole room laugh, but I don’t bother I could show up with the coldest six pack, but I don’t bother
Contravene's song about self-criticism in anarchism.
This is very important to build a true anarchist scene. Deconstructing the privileges of gender, race and class. And, “manarchists you’re not our comrades!”
Contravene - Conviction
We talk about autonomy and respect, but all I see is a lack of responsibility Sometimes the difference between what’s wrong or right, is not just a matter of personal insight. We shouldn’t have to worry about punks driving while intoxicated We shouldn’t have the stupid fights when people are annihilated We shouldn’t have to hear the many statements based on bigotry With negative references to gender, race and others sexuality. An honest mistake or an act of convenience? An honest mistake or a pure lack of common sense? Do we have no conviction for the words we like to say? Riding down this path of stagnancy, surly there’s a better way.. If we refuse to start to care then this is how things will stay. Think before you consume, think before you act If we don’t, nothing will change - It’s a proven fact. If we’re gonna sit back and complain about the laws we shouldn’t need, Then go and commit the very crimes on which law makers feed Don’t try to play “make-believe” in this false reality Where you steal from friends and don’t give a fuck while screaming “anarchy”. We talk about respect and autonomy but all that I see, is a lack of responsibility Sometimes the difference, between what’s wrong or right, is not a matter of opinion, or personal insight..