Burning and human remains

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justindesilva
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Burning and human remains

Post by justindesilva » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:08 pm

Volovsky wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:29 pm
budo wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:43 am
Back when I was learning about jhanas I watched a video by Ajahn Brahm saying if you enter jhana you will be invincible, that you can enter jhana in an oven and you won't die and even if your city gets nuked or bombed and it lands on you, you won't die.
In texts it is said about nirodha attainment, not about jhāna.
In 1963 Thich quan duc set fire to his own body to protest against American soldiers presence in Vietnam.
After he was burnt and dead they found his heart unburnt. It is believed that he entered a Dyana while he was burning.

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