Meditation for BeginnersThe Dhammakaya
Dhammakaya are both the proper name and the proper state of mind that’s well polished by practicing meditation. It is not the new theory or new theory of Buddhism and it is neither new Buddhist sect nor school. For the fact, it is the oldest word, one word that means the whole. Dhammakaya is one word that could wrap both process and the essence of truth mentioned in Buddhism.Dhammakaya is known by famous Buddhist scholars as it is the state of enlightenment, the Body of Enlightenment, the Body of Dhamma or the Truth Body. And also is known as the immortal body enriched by the Ultimate Truth of The Lord Buddha. It is the body of non-defile. It is invisible by normal eyes but touchable and undeniable.The word Dhammakaya is always in the oldest suttas. And also it is reported in the history or legendary as the main principal of the earliest school of Buddhism such as Theravada and Sarvastivada. Dhammakaya was also called “The Body of Wisdom” in some suttas.Why is Dhammakaya treasured as the whole meaning of Buddhism? The answer is, with this state of enlightenment it stimulated Prince Sidhatta to enter the higher truth.Because it is the body of transition, the only body that could knock the door of Absolute Truth to widely open and welcome his entering. Then, step by step, through the centre upon centre, worked out by the crystal mind, Prince Sidhatta had turned himself Lord Buddha by entering the Supreme Truth that is higher than Arhat.(Arhat is the highest state of Dhammakaya.)Then, for the rest of his life until forever, he is at that topmost state. And Nibbana is his final place after his passing away.Nibbana is the place only for the immortal body of Lord Buddhas and Arhats. As known by scholars, Dhammakaya is the body in condition of being Lord Buddha. It is the body that changed Prince Sidhatta to The Lord Buddha. All are in two conditions, first that man or Prince Sidhatta should wear the physical body of Maha-Purisa ( the 32 signs of being great man) and second is to enter and be forever with the highest state of Dhammakaya.
But the physical body of being a great man (with 32 marks of a Great Man) was with him before his entering the Middle Way. So it was only The Dhammakaya that made him change and turned him to be The Lord Buddha.Then we can say that The Dhammakaya is the whole process and the essence of truth mentioned in Buddhism.Like Laung Pu said, to survive life in petals of peace and happiness is to be with in the state of Dhammakaya, even with the very basic one.
“Dhammakaya” -- the Body of Wisdom -- that Laung Pu brought back to life again in the world of living Buddhism.
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