Picture represent rare documentation of Rainbow Body in progress when body of practitioner (Tibetan Tradition) shrinks from its ordinary size and finally dissolve into light. This event in my opinion is less than 10 years old.
My name is Peter Aleksander Grzywacz and I have been studying Buddhism in all from since 1990 when I interview for the first time Ole Nedhal back in Poland (working for Gazeta Gdanska and later Dziennink Baltycki).
Lama Ole Nydahl blesses students, Warsaw, Poland 2013
I also particularly focus on Tibetan Buddhism in its entirety starting from any spiritual beliefs in Tibet. I am as well Tibetan Buddhist and my whole Buddhist path was and is – to practice it in every moment. As a fact I spent almost 3 years living in Tibetan Buddhist Temple that was located on Vaunghan Road Toronto.
To complete degree of some of my education I will say – In early stage of my life I studied Theology contemplating to become priest in denomination of Catholic Church.
Above facts could label me a spiritual person since all my life as far as I remember I lead very develop, advanced spiritual path both studding and practicing it. However, I consider myself more as a scientist and person of hard data and knowledge including wisdom based on pure experience.
In my approach to Tibetan Buddhism I accepted method of reading, learning, listening and studding but also I engaged in a very disciplined practice of what I had learned. So If I am talking about something with confidence is because I am also experiencing it.
After almost 27 years on Buddhist path as Tibetan Buddhist (this part of Buddhism is known to western culture around 150 years) I can confidently say that on my journey as Bodhisattva I am mastering these days stage in which: Bodhisattva cannot be moved by any kind of sorrow, by any kind of false view, by any kind of love of money, of fame, or reputation, by anything, good or bad; he cannot be moved and is calm and undisturbed.
And also in other words this stage is called ‘Immovable’, “because bodhisattvas who have reached this stage cannot be moved by discerning or non-discerning perceptions. Their five senses and emotional mind are transformed, they gain access to pure realms and make evident both the all-accomplishing wisdom and the wisdom of discernment”.
I am not even asking anymore to be challenge…
Besides I have to admit that as in all other stages I am very bad with what I am trying to accomplish – struggling, falling appart (so what!), making many, many mistakes but – keep going…
Anyway … I wrote above in order to feel comfortable to say (what you may find contradictory with my previous statement) that:
If I will not go through it and do it by myself and next live in any given moment with results of my experience I have very limited trust to it. I respect anything but I have my own take on it… And in most possible respectful way – if I will face situation to give my take on it … I will.
My only wish is to offer to the whole humanity and beyond what is presented in this article as viable, concrete, factual, repeatable experience.
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Exerpt from Article – Christian Buddhist Explorations: Rainbow Body
(…) When David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, proposed investigating the “rainbow body,” a phenomenon in which the corpses of highly developed spiritual individuals reputedly vanish within days of death, he received an enthusiastic response from Marilyn Schlitz, IONS’s director of research. (…)
(…) Steindl-Rast’s own curiosity about the rainbow body began when he heard various stories of Tibetan masters who had, through their practices, reached a high degree of wisdom and compassion. It was reported to him that when they died, rainbows suddenly appeared in the sky. “And I was told that after several days their bodies disappeared. Sometimes fingernails and hair were left. Sometimes nothing was left.”
These stories made him reflect upon the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which is central to his own faith. “We know that Jesus was a very compassionate, selfless person. When he died, according to the gospels, his body was no longer there.
In today’s world, Steindl-Rast points out, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is interpreted differently, depending upon ones spiritual leanings. For fundamentalists, the resurrection- the act of rising from the dead- happened only to Jesus, and couldn’t happen to any other human. The minimalists, on the other hand, says Steindl-Rast, focus on Jesus’s spirit living on, and believe that the resurrection of Jesus had nothing to do with his body.
Yet, a large number of people (including himself) are open to the concept that the body, too, is significant in the spiritual realm, and that certain spiritual experiences are universal.
In 1999, he decided to explore the strange phenomenon of the rainbow body and a possible connection to the resurrection of Jesus. “I sent a fax to a friend in Switzerland, who is a Zen Buddhist teacher. I knew that many Tibetans live there, and so I asked him if he could inquire about the rainbow body. Two days later, I received a fax back stating that a Tibetan had unexpectedly approached him, and when the rainbow body was mentioned, the Tibetan said, ‘It happened to one of my teachers just recently, and a famous lama who witnessed the events wrote an account about them.’ ” At this point, Steindl-Rast contacted Father Francis Tiso, an ordained Roman Catholic priest who has not only studied ten languages, including Tibetan, but is also familiar with Tibetan culture. (Francis Tiso holds the office of Canon in the Cathedral of St Peter, Isernia, Italy, and is assigned to the Archdiocese of San Francisco, where he is parochial vicar in Mill Valley.)
“I was aware,” says Steindl-Rast, “that Father Tiso occasionally went to Tibet, so I asked him if he was planning to travel there in the near future. He told me he was leaving that very day.”
Steindl-Rast asked if he would stop in Switzerland and interview the Tibetan. Despite the short notice, Tiso took a detour to Switzerland, and thus the research journey began.
The rainbow body is a complex phenomenon that will probably take years of study. “If we can establish as an anthropological fact,” says Steindl-Rast, “that what is described in the resurrection of Jesus has not only happened to others, but is happening today, it would put our view of human potential in a completely different light.” (…)
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Excerpt from article on Collective Evolution
Is it possible for us to survive with no food and water? Doctors are trying to determine that as they are baffled by an Indian man who claims not to have eaten or drank anything for the last 70 years. What is even more shocking? He is in perfect health.
Prahlad Jani is a local to the Indian city of Ahmedabad and is claiming he has not consumed any food or liquids since he was 8-years old. He also claims to have been blessed at the age of 8 by a goddess. This allows him to survive without sustenance except for that which he derives from the practice of meditation.
From April 22nd until May 6th 2010 in the private hospital Sterling Hospital, Prahlad Jani was observed and tested by Sudhir Shah and a team of 35 researchers all from the Indian Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS) and other organizations.
Inedia (Latin for “fasting”) or breatharianism /brɛθˈɛəriənɪzəm/ is the belief that it is possible for a person to live without consuming food. Breatharians claim that food, and in some cases water, are not necessary for survival, and that humans can be sustained solely by prana, the vital life force in Hinduism. According to Ayurveda, sunlight is one of the main sources of prana, and some practitioners believe that it is possible for a person to survive on sunlight alone. The terms breatharianism or inedia may also refer to this philosophy when it is practiced as a lifestyle in place of the usual diet.
Breatharianism is considered a lethal pseudoscience by scientists and medical professionals, and several adherents of these practices have died from starvation and dehydration.Though it is common knowledge that biological entities require sustenance to survive, Breatharianism continues.