200-year old Mummified Monk – NOT DEAD!

A mummified monk found in the lotus position in Mongolia is 'not dead' and is instead one stage away from becoming a real-life Buddha, it has been claimed.

If the meditator can continue to stay in this meditative state,
he can become a Buddha

The mummified remains, which were covered in cattle skin, were found on January 27 in the Songinokhairkhan province of Mongolia.

Professor Ganhugiyn Purevbata believes the fact he was found in the lotus position proves he's still meditating in the 'tukdam' state.

Forensic examinations are under way on the amazing remains, which are believed to be around 200 years old, having been preserved in animal skin.

The ash-coloured mummy has reportedly been sent to the National Centre of Forensic Expertise in Ulan Bator for further study.

According to Dr. Kerzin, a physician to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, if the meditator can continue to stay in this meditative state, he can become a Buddha.

Some experts on Buddhism said the monk could be in “tukdam”, a kind of deep meditative state that crosses over between life and death.

"Lama is sitting in the lotus position vajra, the left hand is opened, and the right hand symbolizes of the preaching Sutra” said Ganhugiyn Purevbata, who is the founder and professor of the Mongolian Institute of Buddhist Art at Ulaanbaatar Buddhist University

“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 identity of the monk is unclear, though there is speculation that he is the
teacher of Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, who was also found mummified.

Over the last 50 years there are said to have been 40 such cases in India involving meditating Tibetan monks.

”I had the privilege to take care of some meditators who were in a tukdam state.” said Dr. Kerzin

"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."

According to the local media, a 45-old-man had been arrested because the monk’s body had been stolen from a cave with the intention of selling it off. It was unclear in what circumstances it was originally found.

The mummified monk is thought to have died in the 19th century. His identity is unknown.

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