How’s this for dedication?
The mummified remains of a meditating Buddhist monk have reportedly been discovered in Mongolia with early estimates suggesting it being at least 200 years old.
Tuesday’s stunning find reported by the country’s Morning News revealed an ash-colored man sitting in a pensive lotus position, with no visible decay.
It was discovered inside of the Songinokhairkhan province, but exactly where and how was not released.
He was additionally described as found covered with some kind of cattle skin.
The human remains were taken to Ulaanbataar National Centre of Forensic Expertise for further study, according to the report.
It’s been suggested that the man was a teacher of the famous Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov whose body was found eerily preserved — also seated in the lotus position — after his own death in 1927.
The ash-colored man was reportedly discovered sitting in a lotus position with no visible decay. The haunting figure is suggested to be a teacher of the Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, whose own body was found preserved after his death in 1927.
The stillness is strong in this one. (via Siberian Times)
Big news for the recently discovered 200-year-old monk mummified monk, he’s alive! (Definitely not.)
The mummy, which was found in the Songinokhairkhan province of Mongolia and believed to be the teacher of famous Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, has a few experts that haven’t given up on him.
The Dalai Lama’s physician and famous buddhist monk, Dr Barry Kerzin, believes the mummy is actually a monk in the meditative state known as tukdam.
“I had the privilege to take care of some meditators who were in a tukdam state.” he tells theSiberian Times.
“If the person is able to remain in this state for more than three weeks – which rarely happens – his body gradually shrinks, and in the end all that remains from the person is his hair, nails, and clothes. Usually in this case, people who live next to the monk see a rainbow that glows in the sky for several days. This means that he has found a ‘rainbow body’. This is the highest state close to the state of Buddha’.
If the meditator can continue to stay in this meditative state, he can become a Buddha. Reaching such a high spiritual level the meditator will also help others, and all the people around will feel a deep sense of joy.”
No one has come forth admitting they saw this monk’s rainbow, although they might be dead by now. Shoulda meditated, bro.
Ganhugiyn Purevbata, the founder and professor of the Mongolian Institute of Buddhist Art at Ulaanbaatar Buddhist University, also talked to the told the Times.
Mongolian scientists are examining a 200-year-old mummified Buddhist monk found in the lotus position who some believe is still alive as he is in a heightened meditative trance called ‘tukdam’.
The mummy of the monk was found in Songino Khairkhan district of Ulan Bator, in the lotus position with his legs crossed and his arms folded, covered in cattle skin.
The 200-year-old mummy has been sent to the National Centre of Forensic Expertise in Ulan Bator for further study.
According to an expert on Buddhism, the lotus position in which the body was found indicates the mummy is still in a heightened spiritual meditation called “tukdam”.
That is very close to Nirvana, which according to Buddhist beliefs, is the highest possible state achievable when the physical body dissolves.
Profesor Ganhugiyn Purevbata, the founder of the Mongolian Institute of Buddhist Art at Ulan Bator Buddhist University in Mongolia, has advanced the incredible theory the mummified monk is still alive – despite it looking very dead after two centuries spent wrapped in an animal hide.
“Lama is sitting in the lotus position vajra, the left hand is opened, and the right hand symbolises of the preaching Sutra,” he said.
“This is a sign that the Lama is not dead, but is in a very deep meditation according to the ancient tradition of Buddhist lamas.”
Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov.
The mummified monk was discovered inside a cave by a 45-year-old man who planned to sell it off.
Initial speculation say that the mummy could be a teacher of famous Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov.
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