One quality of the Bodhisatta that always impresses me, is that once he had made up his mind to do something, he would do it
and see it through to it's culmination - even if that was fasting in an excessive way, almost to the point of death - well, done!
Such amazing resolve and perseverance. (As well as the wisdom, self-honesty, and humility to finally realize it was the wrong path to take, and to then abandon it, and try something else).
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."