The 32 Major Characteristics of a Great Man

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Which of these physical characteristics of the Buddha (mahāpuruṣa lakṣaṇa) is most important?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Thighs like a royal stag 10
Saliva that improves the taste of all food 6
Ten-foot aura around him 4
Body hair graceful and curly 2
Forty teeth 2
Toes and fingers finely webbed 2
Area below armpits well-filled 2
Eyelashes like a royal bull 2
Well-retracted male organ 2
Lion-shaped body 1
Fleshy protuberance on the crown of the head 1
Hands reaching below the knees 1
Tongue long and broad 1
Eyes deep blue 1
Jaw like a lion 0
Four canine teeth pure white 0
Teeth white, even, and close 0
Voice deep and resonant 0
White ūrṇā curl that emits light between eyebrows 0
Full, round shoulders 0
Body erect and upright 0
Thousand-spoked wheel sign on feet 0
Long, slender fingers 0
Pliant hands and feet 0
Full-sized heels 0
Arched insteps 0
Height and stretch of arms equal 0
Every hair-root dark colored 0
Golden-hued body 0
Soft, smooth skin 0
Soles, palms, shoulders, and crown of head well-rounded 0
Level feet 0


mookieproof, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 18:25 (two weeks ago) link

very long arms, the buddha

mookieproof, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 18:28 (two weeks ago) link

Hands reaching below the knees and Height and stretch of arms equal are surely contradictory

but the one in between will be getting all the press itt I reckon

imago, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 18:28 (two weeks ago) link

Ten-foot aura around him seems pretty useful these days

in the age of NFTs I bought a monkey (rob), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 18:30 (two weeks ago) link

Fleshy protuberance!

mardheamac (gyac), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 18:33 (two weeks ago) link

As someone with 33 teeth (an extra one on the bottom) I'm gonna go with 40 teeth.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 18:47 (two weeks ago) link

Saliva that improves the taste of all food? Sign me up.

JoeStork, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 18:49 (two weeks ago) link

Should probably be another poll of Great Men of ILX on which one they’d be most willing to give up.

JoeStork, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 18:50 (two weeks ago) link

I keep insisting that my saliva improves the taste of food but no one agrees.

Rep. Cobra Commander (R-TX) (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 18:51 (two weeks ago) link

Voted webbed toes and fingers

A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 19:14 (two weeks ago) link

Eyelashes like a royal bull

^underrated Billy Idol song

He has a topknot as if crowned with a royal flower garland.

is Gareth Bale a great man?

calzino, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 20:28 (two weeks ago) link

He has a topknot as if crowned with a royal flower garland.
The sentimental fool don't see
Trying hard to recreate what had yet to be created

gotta be that ten-foot aura

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 22:44 (two weeks ago) link

but the one in between will be getting all the press itt I reckon

― imago, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 10:28 AM (six hours ago)

as opposed to "tongue long and broad"? That sounds like something many people I know would find "great"

sarahell, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 00:48 (two weeks ago) link

feel like the 10-foot aura is more of a glow than a force field. defenses will compensate, perhaps with a box-and-one

mookieproof, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 06:23 (two weeks ago) link

voted aura

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 07:26 (two weeks ago) link

Area below armpits well-filled

I can't even picture what this is supposed to mean, unless it's like swollen lymph nodes or something

soref, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 07:45 (two weeks ago) link

‘full-sized heels’ is clearly a cribbage reference

mookieproof, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 07:50 (two weeks ago) link

forty teeth, imo

Clay, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 07:50 (two weeks ago) link

I agree 40 teeth, all nice and clean

jel--, Thursday, 6 January 2022 00:07 (one week ago) link

I agree 40 teeth, all nice and clean

jel--, Thursday, 6 January 2022 00:07 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 00:01 (one week ago) link

great song tbh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSvW2rcJD_A

mookieproof, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 00:10 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 00:01 (one week ago) link

wow i guess no one else is into lion-shaped bodies, kinda disappointed tbh

cowboy bopeep (cat), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 00:16 (one week ago) link

tho i grant that a stag thigh is hard to resist

cowboy bopeep (cat), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 00:19 (one week ago) link


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