Thursday, 16 July 2015

200-Year-Old Mummified Buddhist Monk Found In Mongolia “Not Dead”

February 4, 2015 - Scientists are researching on a 200 year old Buddhist mummy that some people are claiming is still alive, although in a deep sleep.

Image Source: The Siberian Times

The conserved mummy was discovered a week ago secured in cattle skin inside a home in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator. Police said it was concealed in the home by a man who was looking to sell it illegally in the black market.

This is the home where mummy was discovered

The supposed to be 200 years old, ash-colored mummy, was discovered sitting in the cross-legged lotus position. Buddhist monk Dr. Barry Kerzin, who served as a doctor to the Dalai Lama, accepts the mummy is in an intense spiritual state called "tukdam":

"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."

Gankhüügiin Pürevbat, who created Ulaanbaatar Buddhist University in Mongolia, agrees:

"Lama is sitting in the lotus position vajra, the left hand is opened, and the right hand symbolizes of the preaching Sutra. 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."

The revelation reminds the account of Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, a Buddhist monk who is amazingly preserved since death in 1927. Some Buddhists accept Itgilov is not dead, but rather in a profound condition of meditation.

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