Rainbow Body: The Life and Realization of a Tibetan Yogin, by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu,Andriano Clemente

By Chogyal Namkhai Norbu,Andriano Clemente

Rainbow physique: The existence and consciousness of a Tibetan Yogin, Togden Ugyen Tendzin, presents the striking lifestyles tale of Togden Ugyen Tendzin (1888–1962), a Tibetan yogin who in dying accomplished the “rainbow body,” the discharge of the actual physique within the essence of the 5 components and one of many optimum religious attainments of Dzogchen, famous because the excellent point of Tibetan Buddhism. His nephew, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, one of many maximum dwelling masters of Dzogchen, composed the ebook from his personal memories of his uncle in addition to direct rates from talks with the good yogin himself and his disciple Sala Karma Samten. The e-book strains the yogin’s adolescence struggles, the situations that led him to his instructor, the eminent Adzom Drugpa, and his tricky route to self-realization. eventually, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu relates the tale of Ugyen Tendzin’s demise in the course of imprisonment by way of the chinese language, while witnesses stumbled on that even though his sheepskin gown nonetheless sat upright, his physique was once gone—a testomony to its having dissolved into the rainbow body.

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