An interesting portrait features a tiger consuming a monk, which is believed to present an episode from
Sumangalavilasini, a commentary on Sutta Pitaka. It relates that while a group of monks were
meditating in a forest, a hungry tiger attacked them one after another. A monk was devoured gradually
from toe to heart but he was able to suppress the pain by focusing on Vipassana (a meditation
technique). He finally attained the state of an Arhat (saint) before he drew his last breath.