Mummified 200-year-old monk Found ‘NOT Dead’ But in Very Deep Meditation
Academics claimed to find a mummified monk in the lotus position “not dead” but in “very deep meditation”, they believe that it’s aged to be 200 years old and been preserved in animal skin.
Experts urge that the human relic is not dead yet in a rare and very special spiritual state known as ‘tukdam’ and is just one stage away from becoming a real-life Buddha.
Ganhugiyn Purevbata, who is the founder and professor of the Mongolian Institute of Buddhist Art at Ulaanbaatar Buddhist University says that Lama is sitting in the lotus position with the left hand opened as the right hand symbolizes of the preaching Sutra. Purevbata says that this means the Lama is not dead according to what has been cited in the ancient tradition of Buddhist lamas, yet in a very deep meditation.
It’s worth to mention that this is not the first case to be found as there were 40 similar cases for Tibetan monks in India.
Dr Barry Kerzin, a famous Buddhist monk and a physician to the Dalai Lama mentioned that when the person manages to remain in this position for a time period that is more than three weeks – which happens very rarely – his body then shrinks gradually and in the end what remains from the person is only his hair, nails and clothes.
He also said that when such case happens, people around the monk could see a rainbow in the sky for several days which means that the monk has found a ‘rainbow body’.
Primary speculation says that the mummy was born in 1852, and goes back to the teacher of Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov who was a Buryat Buddhist Lama of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and so famous for the lifelike state of his body.
The mummified remains which were found on January 27 in the Songinokhairkhan province of Mongolia were hidden under cows skin.
Police officials had declared that the monk had been stolen from a cave in the Kobdsk region by Enhtor – a 45-year-old man who lives in Ulaanbaatar- and that he decided to hide it in his own home to be sold in the black market at a very expensive price.
Enhtor got arrested by police officers and according to Article 18 of the Criminal Code of Mongolia smuggling items of cultural heritage are punishable by either a fine of up to 3million roubles ($43,000) or between five and 12 years in prison.