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Old 05-18-13   #1
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Default The Rainbow Body



"In Sufism it is called "the most sacred body" and the "supracelestial body."

Taoist call it "the diamond body," and those who have attained it are called "the immortals" and "the cloudwalkers."

Yogic schools and Tantrics call it "the divine body." In Kriya yoga it is called "the body of bliss." In Vadanta it is called "the superconductive body."

The ancient Egyptions called it "the luminous body or being" (akh) or the karast. This conception evolved into Gnosticism, where it is "the perfect body.". . . In the Hermetic Corpus, it is called "the immortal body." In the alchemical tradition, the Emerald Tablet calls it "the golden body."

Tibetan Buddhism has ongoing reports of the "Rainbow Body" to this very day - in which people transform their physical bodies into a new, rainbow-colored energetic form after many years of practice. In many cases, they would complete this process of transformation by meditating in a cave. When they come out, and are ready to graduate to this next level of there own eveloution, they will often push their hand or foot directly into the stone. They can now easily flip the stone molecules into time-space, and leave an impression behind - and some of these handprints and footprints
have been photographed and published online. There are fully 160,000 documented cases of the Rainbow Body in Tibet and India alone.

Body of Light: Tibetan, ja-lus. Also known as the "rainbow body." Certain realized beings . . . achieved the transformation of their ordinary bodies into a Body of Light. . . . In this process the physical body dissolves into its natural state, which is that of Clear Light. As the elements of the body are purified, they transform from their gross manifestation (body,flesh, bone, etc.) Into their pure essence as the five colors: blue, green, white, red and golden yellow. As the body dissolves into these five colors a rainbow is formed, and all that remains of the physical body are fingernails and hair. Twentieth-centry practioners of Dzogchen who have attained the Body of Light include teachers and family members of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche - for example, his uncle Urgyen Danzin (Togden), his two teachers Changchub Dorje and Ayu Khandro, and Changchub Dorje's master, Nyala Pema Dendul".
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Default Re: The Rainbow Body

In the WMT, we work with Body of Light too.
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