Was Buddha really that fat?

I’m sure it was just glandular:dubious:

Thanks. I think this was my first GQ thread I’ve ever answered in.

No it isn’t. What a rude answer. The question is “Was Buddha really that fat?” In response to someone’s assertation that Buddha died of overeating, I replied that whether Buddha ate meat at all is debated. This thread has nothing to do with his instructions to the sangha. We’re only discussing the dietary habits of the man himself.


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This is not a credible argument regarding either the Buddha’s own diet nor any dietary restrictions he might have encouraged. If this is the only evidence relevant to the “debate” regarding whether Buddha ate meat, then it’s no debate at all.