publication date: Friday, December 7, 2007 (part of Round XXXII)
clue: If overeating and starving don't enlighten you as to the answer, try sitting under a tree for a while.
explanation: Gautama founded Buddhism. According to legend, he was originally portly and self-indulgent, then tried starving himself to emaciation for enlightenment, until finally refusing to get up from his position under a tree until he perceived the truth, 49 days later. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Mihai Rusu, Shawn Brandt, Greg Bair, Jim Kraus, Allison Bair, Jason Evans, JB Brenner, and Jesse Vengrove
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