many questions about Rainbow body - help please

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many questions about Rainbow body - help please

Postby Rakz » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:09 am

hi everyone,

what is the rainbow body? is attaining it the same thing as achieving physical immortality? rainbow bodies live in pure lands or heavens for eternity? why is tibetan buddhism the only buddhist sect that teaches the rainbow body? did this arise out of the bon tradition in tibet?

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Re: many questions about Rainbow body - help please

Postby ground » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:35 am

Has there been a "rainbow body" before you heard or read about it?

But there may have been suffering before anybody teaches / has taught you the "truth of suffering".

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Postby heart » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:40 pm

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Re: many questions about Rainbow body - help please

Postby Rakz » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:51 pm

hi,

I don't understand if this is the highest attainment why don't we see highly realized zen masters or theravada masters attain this body when their flesh body dies? I've heard people who attained rainbow bodies are reborn on earth for some reason such as Ayu Khandro? why?

In 2004 Khempo Yurmed Tinly Rinpoche (Abbot of both Gantay Monastery and Zilnon Kagyeling Monastery-- as well as the Dalai Lama's choice to represent the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism at the United Nations Millennium World Peace Summit) recognized one of his students as the reincarnation of Ayu Khandro. She was born in 1963, and lives in the United States.[citation needed]

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Re: many questions about Rainbow body - help please

Postby Rakz » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:59 pm

so zen and theravada masters have to be reborn until they attain rainbow body in order to be liberated from samsara forever? In that case an Arahat will have to be reborn again? This is a big contradiction between early buddhism and tibetan buddhism.

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Re: many questions about Rainbow body - help please

Postby Rakz » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:51 pm

so one can say dzogchen masters attain spiritual and physical immortality while zen and theravada masters only spiritual immortality?

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Re: many questions about Rainbow body - help please

Postby florin » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:52 pm

i have heard someone saying that there is also another type of buddhahood which is called the "light body" .

if there is such a thing it would be very interesting to know what would be the qualitative difference ,so to speak ,between the two.
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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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