Thursday, December 13, 2018

Monk Attacked By Leopard While Meditating In Leopard Filled Forest

A monk meditating in a forest in the Indian state of Maharashtra has died in a leopard attack, officials say. The man, identified as Rahul Walke, had been "meditating under a tree" in the Tadoba forest, which is a protected tiger reserve, officials told PTI. Walke had been attached to a Buddhist temple which is inside the forest, but he had walked to a spot quite far away from it to meditate. Forest officials say they warned the monks against going too far inside. "I would like to tell everyone not to go inside the forest," GP Narawane, a forest official, told BBC Marathi.

Best of all is what the other monks did when they saw their buddy being attacked. That is some cold blooded bullshit right there.

A monk belonging to the same temple told BBC Marathi that they had seen the animal attacking Mr Walke when they had visited his meditation spot to give him food on Wednesday morning. He said he went away to seek help but by the time he returned with others, Mr Walke was already dead. The Tadoba reserve is home to an estimated 88 tigers. It is also home to a large variety of other animals, including leopards, sloth bears, hyenas and honey badgers.


DrGoat said...

Some of us strive to attain a higher level of consciousness. Sometimes not high enough. Actually we all will become part of the circle of life, but I'm thinking Leopard food is doing it the hard way.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Not a very meditative way to go, alas.

Infidel753 said...

I would think a higher level of consciousness would include having enough sense to not sit around defenseless in an area full of dangerous predators.

Considering many religions reject evolution, they certainly seem to generate a lot of examples of natural selection in action.