A Buddhist monk meditating in a hot oil container
Thailand in the province of Nong Bua Lamphu, Buddhist monks engage in a religious rite quite unusual. A monk meditating in lotus position in a pot of oil, is located above a fire. The monk remains impassive face the heat time of his prayer, the point is probably not a staged, simmering oil demonstrates the truth of the feat.
A blend of herbs is first applied to the surface of the container to reduce the high heat, but the feat is still seen around his dangerousness. By performing such a test, Buddhist monks prove their strength and determination to the people.
Bottles of oils and relics used in this ceremony will then be sold to spectators of this amazing demonstration.