„Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom.“
— Gautama Buddha philosopher, reformer and the founder of Buddhism -563 - -483 a.C.
The Jatka (From the Attainment of the Buddhaship. Also is in the Nirvana Sutta.)