While a lot of people were surprised with the MUMMIFIED MONK that was found in Mongolia, to a lot of Buddhists this bit of news may not be as surprising. For those who are familiar with Buddhism, Tukdam, or one of the highest form of meditation, is not entirely surprising. In fact, this particular mummified monk, is not the first monk to attained tukdam. With Tukdam, it is entirely possible that the monk remain in a high level of meditation for several years without food or water, most of Tukdam leads to their consciousness or death, which is for the lack of term death, but not all Tukdams leads to this death of consciousness (again for the lack of term).
It is said that only very highly enlightened lamas or monks who have access to sacred tantric energies can achieve this. The monks who makes the Vajrapani Ruel, that has gathered a lot of views since I wrote about the, are amongst them.
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