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Why doesn’t the Buddha get Deep Vein Thrombosis?

by rhysaurus:

Sitting in the lotus position for eternity… Surely that can’t be good for the health?
This may sound like a flippant question, but in fact it’s a serious one. Isn’t the long inactivity associated with certain meditation postures likely to increase the chance of potentially fatal blood clots? If not, why not?
(I am a Buddhist myself, but I find meditation to be almost impossibly difficult endeavour).

Answer by ʎəʌəəʍ ʎəʌəəd ʎəʌəəls
because he does his in-flight exercises

but seriously. I think half the point of the Buddhas life was that he renounced the ascetic life and came back to be with people instead of sitting by himself in the forest meditating the whole time. he realized that wasn’t the way to go.
It’s not necessary to spend hours and hours forcing yourself to meditate.