Have you ever been in the middle of an important work event and felt the sudden urge to throw up? Or maybe it wasn’t even at work, maybe you were in the middle of a really tough gym session and it all got a bit too much?
If so, you’ll completely sympathise with one Buddhist master who was so dedicated to her work, she accidentally made herself sick.
The master was providing a blessing ceremony at a temple in central Taiwan on Tuesday (February 12), in which she span around an impressive 150 times while splashing holy water. Unfortunately though, the rigorous spinning resulted in her vomiting in a rather public fashion.
The Buddhist master was invited by the Longshan Shanjue Temple in central Taiwan’s Nantou County, to provide a blessing ceremony on Tuesday, Taiwan News reports.
During the ceremony, female Buddhist monk Master Huiyen span around for 150 rotations while splashing holy water. The entire thing lasted about four minutes and made for a beautiful ceremony.
That is, until she stopped and attempted to get her bearings. Ultimately though, she couldn’t and Huiyen ended up being sick all over the temple she’d just blessed.
You can take a look at what happens below:
In the video, Huiyen can be seen twirling as she makes her way down a red carpet, splashing holy water from bottles all over her surroundings. The Buddhist master continues to spin as people around her cheer her on.
However, as she reaches the four minute mark, Huiyen slows down before coming to a stop completely; she then tries to get her bearings and even reaches out to another person to hold on to, before she throws up on the carpet.
Which, y’know, isn’t surprising in the slightest. I mean, come on, did you ever play Pin the Tail on the Donkey when you were younger and had to be spun round multiple times before playing? That was hard – and it was only for a few seconds!
Luckily, Huiyen doesn’t seem too embarrassed by the incident and has even kept videos of the incident on her Facebook page.
On one, she wrote:
Grateful, auspicious! Because we are not willing to give up the hard life of all living beings… we are going all out…
Pray for: economic growth! Let the common folk live in peace and contentment… grateful! Amitabha Buddha!
Posted by 惠嚴法師 on Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Good on her, I’m not sure I’d have the same grace and composure after vomiting in front of loads of people – much less if I knew a video of it had gone viral.
Anyone for a game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey? No? Alright then…
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).