Females who achieved rainbow body

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Females who achieved rainbow body

Postby Sherlock » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:18 am

Can anyone tell me about any female practitioners who achieved rainbow body? I always thought Ayu Khandro did but apparently she didn't. I find that a bit disappointing IMO; she spent years in dark retreat and still didn't get rainbow body. Was it because of chudlen?

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
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Postby Andrew108 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:42 pm

Such obsession with the body at the time of death. Why on earth does it matter? Rainbow body is the fixation that ruins many a Dzogchen practitioner.
The Blessed One said:

"What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensations, intellect & ideas. This, monks, is called the All. Anyone who would say, 'Repudiating this All, I will describe another,' if questioned on what exactly might be the grounds for his statement, would be unable to explain, and furthermore, would be put to grief. Why? Because it lies beyond range." Sabba Sutta.

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Postby Andrew108 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:56 pm

Total realization or body shrinking? Are these the choices? How about dieing where nothing out of the ordinary happens?
The Blessed One said:

"What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensations, intellect & ideas. This, monks, is called the All. Anyone who would say, 'Repudiating this All, I will describe another,' if questioned on what exactly might be the grounds for his statement, would be unable to explain, and furthermore, would be put to grief. Why? Because it lies beyond range." Sabba Sutta.

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Re: Females who achieved rainbow body

Postby SSJ3Gogeta » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:58 pm

whatever.
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Re: Females who achieved rainbow body

Postby Andrew108 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:00 pm

Ordinary dieing is the best type of dieing from the Dzogchen point of view.
The Blessed One said:

"What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensations, intellect & ideas. This, monks, is called the All. Anyone who would say, 'Repudiating this All, I will describe another,' if questioned on what exactly might be the grounds for his statement, would be unable to explain, and furthermore, would be put to grief. Why? Because it lies beyond range." Sabba Sutta.

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Re: Females who achieved rainbow body

Postby magnagei » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:11 pm

Is ordinary dying when the son wisdom recognizes the mother wisdom?

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Postby Andrew108 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:15 pm

Ordinary dieing is when you die.
The Blessed One said:

"What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensations, intellect & ideas. This, monks, is called the All. Anyone who would say, 'Repudiating this All, I will describe another,' if questioned on what exactly might be the grounds for his statement, would be unable to explain, and furthermore, would be put to grief. Why? Because it lies beyond range." Sabba Sutta.

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s.

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The Blessed One said:

"What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensations, intellect & ideas. This, monks, is called the All. Anyone who would say, 'Repudiating this All, I will describe another,' if questioned on what exactly might be the grounds for his statement, would be unable to explain, and furthermore, would be put to grief. Why? Because it lies beyond range." Sabba Sutta.

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Postby Yudron » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:41 am

I heard the following story about Sera Khandro's death from Tulku Sangngag Rinpoche (this is not mentioned in other versions.)

From my notes:
Later she died and attained rainbow body. She left instructions that her door should be kept closed for 7 days. But, after 4-5 days they could see through the planks of the walls that the house was filled with rainbows. Folks started peeking. They could see that there were rainbows swirling and hovering in her clothing. Some people were scared. There were letters made out of light that spelled HA RI NI SA. The students wanted to break in early to get relics. At day 5 they could see only rainbows and fire shimmering at first, They thrust their hands onto the light to try to get remains before she completely dissolved. Only remains the size of a torma were left.
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