Recently, a video in Thailand has gone viral on social media TikTok. A skinny old man is lying on the bed with his eyes closed. Sometimes he puts on a cassock and strokes the little girl’s hair. In fact, he was rumored to be a 163-year-old eminent monk who carried out the so-called “self-mummification” in order to achieve the goal of a thousand-year-old bodhisattva. However, when an expert uncovered the truth, it was revealed that this was not the case.
According to the “Dailystar”, the video shows an elderly man receiving treatment in a hospital in Thailand. His frail and aging face has unexpectedly attracted the attention of netizens. It is rumored that he is 163 years old. A fact-checker refuted the old man’s desire to become a bodhisattva in a thousand-year-old body by pursuing “Sokushinbutsu” (self-mummification) from Japan.
Snopes, a fact-checker, found that the old man in the film who was believed to be a “living Buddha” was actually only 109 years old, a man from Thailand, Luang Pho Yai, although he looked like a man. A master monk, but he has never “self-mummified”, and the film is confirmed to be shot by the granddaughter of the old man.
The report pointed out that the granddaughter of the old man, Auyary, uploaded the video to TikTok after filming his grandfather Langpoya, and managed the social account at the same time. At present, the video has gained them at least 530,000 fans; and the earliest video The shooting date is November 2021, when the old man Langpoya was still at home, but until January this year, Langpoya was sent to Dan Khun Thot Hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand because of a fractured hip. After that, Ao Yali almost every day. The video will be updated to inform fans about the physical condition of the grandfather.
Recent videos show that Langpoya’s health is gradually improving, not only can he eat normally, exercise, and even visit his family.
After hearing the false rumors, granddaughter Oyari also came forward and replied to netizens, “He is 109 years old, he is not a corpse, I hope the outside world can respect him, if you don’t like it, please slide over and don’t stay any more comments like personal attacks.”
It is reported that “Sokushinbutsu” (Sokushinbutsu) is a rare practice method among Japanese Buddhist monks. The monks exercise strict dietary control to remove body fat, muscle, and water, making the body dehydrated from the inside out. , was buried in a pine box for meditation and spent the rest of his life a few days before he died.