Hungry Ghosts - Agony of Addiction.

I find this image describing very well the agony of addiction driven by insatiable appetite.

I came across this mural painting in Pemayangtse Buddhist monastery in Pelling, Sikkim.

What we see here is a depiction of the world of pretasthe hungry ghosts

These beings are naked and horribly deformed: they have enormously swollen bellies, very thin necks, and mouths no bigger than the eye of a needle. 

Suffering all the time from ravenous hunger, they grasp at food and drink, trying desperately to cram it into their needle-eye mouths, but as they do so, the food and drink turns into excrement and liquid fire.

From "Creative Symbols of Tantric Buddhism" by Sangharakshita

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