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Co-founder of the Scrolls Club of False Dilemma Chan.
"A corpse chosen for resurrection is cut into parts of convenient size, boiled in clean water (linen strips of mummification are removed), the skull and bones liquefied and boiled until all water is gone. What remains in the bottom is a white crystalline substance that may be carried in the palms of two hands. This white powder contains the essential salts of the man whose corpse was boiled. It is from this powder that the living body may be reconstituted and made to serve as a house for the soul, which is called back into its former flesh by words of power."
lyrics from 'The Essential Salts' by Nile, from the album Ithyphallic
A devata asked the Buddha, "Tell me, dear sir, how you crossed over the flood."
Buddha said, "I crossed over the flood without pushing forward, without staying in place."
The devata asked, "But how, dear sir, did you cross over the flood without pushing forward, without staying in place?"
Buddha said, "When I pushed forward, I was whirled about. When I stayed in place, I sank. And so I crossed over the flood without pushing forward, without staying in place."
excerpt from the Samyutta Nikaya