The Buddha fasts until his emaciation is extreme

Source: ftp://ftp.ugcs.caltech.edu/pub/gifs/Pakistan/buddha.gif
(downloaded Nov. 1999)

"Gandhara, Sikri Stupa, c. 3rd-4th cent CE, schist. From the Lahore Museum collection."





A recent visitor's view

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/81032371@N00/437124463/
(downloaded June 2009)


This magnificent statue is so famous that it appears on a Pakistani stamp

Source: ebay, Nov. 2004


Another depiction of this moment in the Buddha's life: a statue attributed to Bihar, c.900

Source: ebay, June 2008


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