Posted by Sergio on December 11, 1999 at 02:35:57:
In Reply to: Parinirvana posted by Remmy on December 11, 1999 at 02:24:47:
: What exactly happens to a Buddha when his/her physical body dies?
For example, when HH the 16th Karmapa died, his body was burned and in that moment his heart jumped from the fire. After burned, a lot of the rests had several forms, and you could find ornaments and figures.
A lot of Buddhas or evolutionated practicioneers died and their bodies kept in the meditation state without having descomposition. You can see their death bodies like that for years, just sit there as meditating. Some other Buddha's bodies begin to decrease in their size, until having a small body, as the teacher of my teacher. And some other bodies just disappear like smoke when the Buddha dies. A lot of things can happen with their bodies. They decide what to do with them when they die, in order to be of benefit to the community. There are a lot of these cases in Asia, and you can still go to some monasteries and see these body-objects. The people who own these objects and bodies first died before leaving someone get them, because they are of a great value for them, due these objects and bodies are a testimony of their masters showing what a trained mind can do.
Hope this be usefull.
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