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Re: Nirmanakaya

May 08, 1998 11:34 AM
by Jerry Schueler

>p.77 "Voice of the Silence" by H.P.B. 1889
>The three Buddhic bodies or forms are styled:
>i. Nirmanakaya
>The first is that ethereal form which one would assume when leaving his
>physical he would appear in his astral body ---having in addition all
>the knowledge of an Adept.  The Bodhisattva  develops it in himself as
>he proceeds on the Path.  Having reached the goal and refused its
>fruition,  he remains on Earth,as an Adept; and when he dies, instead of
>going into Nirvana, he remains in that glorious body he has woven for
>himself, invisible to UNINITIATED mankind, to watch over and protect it.

Thanks. You have presented a nice Theosophical view, and this, I think,
helps. But the point I was trying to make, along with Paul Johnson, is
that the above does not conform to any Buddhist view, and the question
before the house is why not?

Jerry S.

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