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Buddhist monk who died in 1927 is alive!

Postby cooran » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:06 pm

Hello all,

How is this possible? And yet, it appears to have been scientifically verified.
http://politicalblindspot.org/buddhist- ... -is-alive/

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Re: Buddhist monk who died in 1927 is alive!

Postby BlackBird » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:53 pm

The article does not describe the monk as 'alive' despite the misleading title they have given it. His body is simply imperishable, it is a mummification of sorts according to the article, yet his soft tissue has remained, seemingly as has the water content of the body. Seemingly cartilage has not however, and his nose appears to be well gone.

Upon further examination it would appear that those at the temple decided to keep him buried in salt for a period, his removal from the salt appears to be evident in the photo here:
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Although obviously, the white parts cannot be verified to any extent as being salt... But it would seem likely.

All the same the article is fascinating. Thanks for posting it Chris, how incredible.
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Re: Buddhist monk who died in 1927 is alive!

Postby chownah » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:14 am

BlackBird,
I could find no mention of salt in the article. Where did you find that he was packed in salt?
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Re: Buddhist monk who died in 1927 is alive!

Postby BlackBird » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:53 am

Dear Chownah

There were suggestions of it in the comment section of the article, afterwards I did some reading and found this information on the wikpedia page. Here are some links that mention it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dashi-Dorz ... ite_note-2
http://voices.yahoo.com/the-living-dead ... 33651.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/01/inter ... 1BUDD.html

Back to the topic though:

I happen to think it's possible this Lama is in some very deep arupa Jhana state, that would fit sources I have read that say that one's body can remain for thousands of years in 'suspended animation' so to speak. However if he were to return to his body, he would no doubt pass away within seconds. That's only one possibility of many however.

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Re: Buddhist monk who died in 1927 is alive!

Postby GraemeR » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:56 am

cooran wrote:Hello all,

How is this possible? And yet, it appears to have been scientifically verified.
http://politicalblindspot.org/buddhist- ... -is-alive/

With metta,
Chris


Google 'incorruptible bodies of saints' It's common

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Re: Buddhist monk who died in 1927 is alive!

Postby Aloka » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:07 pm

Tibetans do use salt to pack around the bodies. I once went to a retreat where some salt used for the body of a lama who had died recently was being passed around for people to eat and get "the blessings"
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Re: Buddhist monk who died in 1927 is alive!

Postby BlackBird » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:08 pm

Hi all. Thought I would pop in briefly to say that inlight of this thread i sent an email to the hosts of my fav podcast the skeptics guide to the universe. I was pleased to listen in this week and discover the have devoted the first ten minutes to debunking it. If you want to hear it http://www.theskepticsguide.org is the addy iirc if not google it if u care. Sorry for lack of grammar im lazy and typing this on my phone. Might see you all round - Jack
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Re: Buddhist monk who died in 1927 is alive!

Postby Jhana4 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:15 pm

I wish I wouldn't have found this thread right after eating.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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