Buddhist Medical Expert: 200-Year Old Mummified Monk Isn't Dead, Just Meditating Really Hard

February 6, 2015


Cattle skin? That's a cardboard box if I've ever seen one!

This is the 200-year old mummified monk that Buddhist expert and physician to the Dalai Lama Dr. Barry Kerzin claims isn't dead, just meditating really, really hard. Like, so hard he's only one step away from the state of Buddah. Now that -- that is RELAXED. Me? I fell out of bed night-thrashing last night.

[Dr. Barry Kerzin] has insisted the human relic is actually in 'very deep meditation' and in a rare and very special spiritual state known as 'tukdam'.

Over the last 50 years there are said to have been 40 such cases in India involving meditating Tibetan monks.

'If the person is able to remain in this state for more than three weeks - which rarely happens - his body gradually shrinks, and in the end all that remains from the person is his hair, nails, and clothes. Usually in this case, people who live next to the monk see a rainbow that glows in the sky for several days. This means that he has found a 'rainbow body'. This is the highest state close to the state of Buddha'.

He added: 'If the meditator can continue to stay in this meditative state, he can become a Buddha. Reaching such a high spiritual level the meditator will also help others, and all the people around will feel a deep sense of joy'.

Wait, so if you meditate till the tukdam state then all the people around you will feel a deep sense of joy? I wish somebody around me would meditate that hard. And if I had to pick, I'd want it to be my upstairs neighbor. No more stomping around, plus deep joy. Win/win.

Keep going for a full shot of the monk.


Thanks to Chris C, who can't meditate that well, but can sleep like a rock.

  • mitaky

    The energy of mind-stream in empty awareness does not die may be the body does. You don't become spirit after death, you are a living spirit right now. That may scary for many, but not those who seek truth (realization) and explore many dimensions of consciousness beside heaven and hell. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...

  • 大川 JMizu



    Its gaze will paralyze you. If it

    bites you, tap any button to


  • Victor Martinez

    Miracle Max: Whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much. It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there's usually only one thing you can do.
    Inigo Montoya: What's that?
    Miracle Max: Go through his clothes and look for loose change.

  • John Pollard

    simply because a particular phenomena is beyond your comprehension does not mean that that phenomena is impossible ! Meditative states of this sort are difficult to comprehend - beyond my comprehension , but I don't rule out the possibility that they can occur. Read and comprehend the Visuddhimmaga and apply yourself to it in earnest and maybe then you will have insight (not simply knowledge) into this phenomena and will be able to make a comment that will be of value.

  • Wonfis

    Quite aside from everything else, I thought Buddha rejected pure meditation as the path to Enlightenment? Or was that just asceticism?

  • John Pollard

    I believe it was asceticism which at the time of the Buddha was a very common practice. It was in a meditative state that the Buddha attained enlightenment.

  • Maisy Forto Mateo

    Still waiting for Half - Life 3...

  • Ed

    They ruined it by moving him, 200 years down the drain. Now he has to start all over.

  • Adibobea9

    It's just the Last Airbender in a state of meditation that got stuck in the Spirit World…

  • JJtoob

    This will make for a great background for all those "still waiting for ... " memes

  • David Peacock

    It's one of the monumentals from Demon's Souls

  • Eámonn O'Boyle

    He's waiting for a new Tool album

  • kevin

    So this guy isn't dead, but just chillen? And people in this state shoot rainbows out that last for a few days?

    Where did they find this scientist, again?

  • John Pollard

    The manifestation of the rainbow body is a totally different (but related) phenomena.

  • Toastrider

    They need to be careful. He looks like a draugr to me.

  • Beanhimself

    Wait so everyone around me will feel joy at the cost of that pee pee will shrink? I cant afford that.

  • Pistol Pete

    "So, how'd you like The Hobbit movies, Jim? Jim? Okay, come on, quit fooling around. I gotta work tomorrow."

  • Buschaka

    That cattleskin looks like cardboard

  • MrJamsterJ

    Maybe he visited the spirit world in his Avatar State and is chilling in the Tree of time? Or maybe someone or thing in the spirit world tossed his spirit in the fog of lost souls!?!

  • GeneralDisorder

    He obviously fell off Snake Road.

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